Loose-tenon joinery and applied moldings keep door construction simple and strong.
Increased efficiency and better incentives are driving builders and homeowners alike to a cleaner source of electricity
Still powerful and durable, the newest models have lost weight and gained some useful features
Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic district
With new weatherstripping, weights, pulleys, and ropes, you can improve performance without compromising historical authenticity.
The $80 one, of course, but you can do pretty well for $10
Instant water heaters save energy and offer endless hot water, but not without some problems. A small tank and a big pump can fix the flaws.
Reframing exploits unused attic space and helps to open up a cramped ranch house.
An infeed support arm and outfeed table improve extra reach and stability.
A primer on fitting plumb rails into crooked jambs
A solar water heater and radiant-floor heat maximize efficiency
Preserverving a historic home brick-by-brick
Another chance for Montpelier's wood beams to shine
A look at the lath walls and ceilings that make up James Madison's home
This handy infeed support stores flat when not in use
This support for long stock also makes a great working surface
This time-saver helps turn slabs into ready-to-hang doors
What started as a simple roof-framing repair turned into years of history lessons and headaches.
Taking effect in January, California’s updated wildland-urban interface building codes aim to improve fire protection in vulnerable areas where homes encroach grassy brushlands. The codes will address building materials, construction…
With the proliferation of regional and national green-building rating systems, it’s hard to choose the best one. To complicate the situation further, or perhaps to simplify it, the National Association of…
Sheetrock Mold Tough
Product Review: Aura paint with colorlock technology
Ridgid introduces a new type of faucet wrench
Two takes on green-building coverage I want to let you know why after many years I will be dropping my subscription. I am tired of being preached to about green…
A mulititude of fireplace designs can help accentuate the ambience of your home
Decifering the acronyms listed on the labels of shoes and boots
Choosing the right bit helps prevent stripping screws
Easy adjustments to screws, mortises, and hinges on interior doors contribute to a perfect fit.
There's no point in living in the past, so use these techniques to bring an old structure into the present
Great moments in building history: The importance of aligning the latch mechanism of a lock with its body can never be underestimated
Among the important details on a roof is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof
Learn how to build like a pro—use a worm-drive saw to make curved, plunge, and drop cuts
Adding a third floor doesn't always mean on top of the second story
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