Before you slice through studs, make sure you've got the weight of the house well supported elsewhere.
The bones beneath concrete's muscle, rebar has to be cut, bent, and tied properly to do its job.
Spacing the siding away from the housewrap promotes ventilation and drainage for long-lasting siding and paint.
A kitchen cupola and bedroom/bath clerestories bring natural light into a suburban ranch.
If you don't want the roof to leak, careful flashing details and a watertight membrane should be your primary concerns.
Not just a cover-up for lousy drywall work, this approach creates the appearance of hand-troweled plaster using ordinary joint compound.
A must for high-production, squeak-free floors, these tools help to keep knees and backs pain-free, and the new models don't jam the way the old ones did.
Don’t backfill unbraced walls I read with interest Robert M. Felton’s excellent article “Soil: The Other Half of the Foundation” in the December 2000/January 2001 issue (FHB #136, pp. 68-73).…
Great moments in building history: There's nothing wrong with being eccentric
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