Replace a Rotten Lally Column
A proper footing and post add floor support that will never fail again.
Inside Crown Corners
Coping crown molding is more than blindly following tradition. Understand the benefits and learn how to cope joints the right way.
Tool Test: Oscillating Multitools
Fein dominated the market for decades, but their patent has expired. With competitors on the move, just how do the new tools stack up?
Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater
Replacing your old tank-style water heater with a more efficient on-demand system isn’t as difficult as it appears.
A Closer Look: Zero-Energy Homes
With a balance of conservation and renewable production, these houses make as much energy as they use.
Prep Before You Paint
When the paint dries, these 10 steps will go unnoticed, but skipping one can blow a perfect finish.
Making Wood Countertops
Built well, they’re both attractive and durable, so choose a species, construction style, and finish that fit the way you use your kitchen.
An affordable, custom home combines modular units with on-site construction, shedding light on the strengths and weaknesses of factory-built homes.
Q&A: Problems after adding insulation
Question: Two problems developed in my attic recently that no one can figure out. First, after I installed roof vents per my roofer’s recommendation, icicles and frost formed on the…
What's the Difference: Finish-nail guns
Time will tell if the new oil-free nailer can compete with long trusted oil nailer.
What is the Difference
Replace a Wood Window: Part 2
With the old window removed, carpenter Scott Grice outlines the steps necessary to install the replacement window.
Custom Fluted Corbels with a Router Jig
Finish carpenter Gary M. Katz has been inspired to create many Greek-revival-style trim projects by the many visits he has made to historic homes around the country. Until recently, however,…
Fred Gets His Sideboards
It might help to understand what follows if you knew Fred, the owner of a chain of barbecue stores in Northwest Arkansas. In fact, you might know the Old Smokehouse,…
Build an inglenook around a small fireplace
Inglenooks—nooks or corners beside a fireplace—are a 17th-century innovation designed as a practical means of keeping warm. Revived in the 20th century, inglenooks are now being reinterpreted to serve smaller fireplaces, different hearth heights, and not-so-big rooms.
How It Works: Tankless Water Heater
In this "How It Works" article, Rob Yagid explores the inside of a tankless heater and describes what happens at each step of the heating process.