The right tool can improve the speed, accuracy, and quality of your trimwork.
If you start with a full-scale layout on the subfloor and plan for the finished details, the framing is relatively painless.
This shower-stall alternative lets in the light, offers privacy, and makes a small space feel roomy.
Create desks, bookcases, pantries, and more with a slick hybrid design and problem-solving pocket-screw joinery.
Seal air leaks first, then blow in extra insulation for an energy-saving improvement that offers a great bang for the buck.
Transformed into a classic Craftsman home, this Sears kit house lives, looks, and performs better than ever.
For flawless wood floors, avoid these installation and finishing mistakes
Mike Guertin demonstrates his step-by-step process for bringing the sun's rays into a dark hallway
BuildingGreen.com has an interactive online calculator to make comparing fuel costs simple
The International Code Council, the governing body responsible for the International Residential Code (IRC), recently approved a proposal to require fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes and…
Stats on everything from paint sales and components to factories and labor costs
12-in. sliding compound-miter saw (6955-20) by Milwaukee
3-Ply poly Chimney Balloon keeps hot air where it should be
Titen HD screw anchor by Simpson Strong-Tie
Bad, not big, homes are the problem I love and applaud the concepts behind architect Sarah Susanka’s approach to home design: optimizing function, utility, cost, and energy consumption to fit…
A fireplace not only adds warmth to any room, it also sets the tone
Should you wear glass, plastic, or polycarbonate lenses?
Square-notch, U-notch, or V-notch?
Does price matter, or is a latex caulk by any other name still the same?
Learn how to avoid twists and kinks that can cause damage
For consistent results, rotate the stock, not the saw, and cut opposing pieces at the same time
When all else fails, an unlikely tool gets the job done
Start with a top-down approach, then choose a shape that lands in a good spot
Maintain the quality of cords and hoses, and avoid kinks and tangles by using proper wrapping technique
This detail softens the edge while creating a deep shadowline.
Watch Mike Guertin blown in fiberglass insulation, an affordable way to increase R-value in homes with empty attics.
A pocket-hole jig makes cabinet assembly fast and easy.
Cutting the outside radius is easy, but the inside radius requires a few extra steps and some skill.
This specialized tile saw makes quick work of shaping stone and glass tiles
Rick Arnold lists his top-four must-have features that distinguish one nailer in a market of many
Secondary features worth considering when choosing a finish nailer
An accurate moisture meter is the most important tool a wood-floor installer can use.
Give your brake a break with this improvised custom-flashing device
Try this ingenious alternative use for paper-face metal drywall tape when cutting against a finished surface.
Rick Arnold reviews the top features of more than a dozen 16-ga. finish nailers
Finish carpenter Kit Camp revisits the "best overall" in the 12-in miter-saw category
Mike Guertin explains the ins and outs of how tubular skylights work
Locate the skylight's position, then mark and cut the opening in the roof
Proper flashing ensures a long life for the skylight and the roof
In this final step, Mike Guertin works his way from the top down to connect the tube and let the daylight in
Less dusty than cellulose, blown-in fiberglass increases R-value and installs quickly
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