Roof Framing with Engineered Lumber
Tips from a custom framer make the engineered-lumber learning curve easier to negotiate.
Get the Right Wood Screws For Your Next Project
Drywall screws are only for drywall—stronger, better-equipped screws are tailored for every construction job, including framing, cabinetry, deck building, and more.
House for Two, Room for Many
Separate buildings are arranged to create privacy and inviting outdoor spaces.
PEX: an Alternative to Copper Pipe
Cross-linked polyethylene is tough and flexible, and you don't need a torch to install it.
No-Trim Door Jambs
For a clean, contemporary look, create a door jamb, stop, and casing from one piece of wood.
18v Cordless Drills: Power to Spare
It's no surprise that each sinks hundreds of screws on a charge, but you might be surprised by which tool drove the most.
Repainting Interior Trim
Careful preparation and confident brushwork are the keys to a professional finish.
Sealing a Crawlspace
Close the vents and let a heavy-duty vapor barrier keep moisture, mold and radon out of the living space.
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My Two Cents
Great moments in building history: There's nothing wrong with being proud of your work
How to Make a Paint Cut Bucket
Professional painters use this tool to load up a paintbrush without making a mess.
Making Treehouses for Kids in Wheelchairs
Vermont group creates treehouses for wheelchair-bound kids
How to Cut Paint in a Straight Line
Painting along an edge requires a drier brush and a steady hand