Even on a limited budget, you can make things right by pouring new footings and replacing the posts.
The Passive House: Green Without Gizmos
“Use less energy” is the mantra of a stringent German building standard that’s catching on.
Improve Your Work With SketchUp
Here are the many ways one builder uses a free design program to avoid complications, to plan more efficiently, and to raise the quality of his work.
Build Better Cabinets With the Best Plywood
Understand veneer-grading and plywood-core options to get the best-quality stock for your next project.
Fight Mold With Paperless Drywall
Switching to fiberglass-faced drywall makes kitchens, baths, and basements more mold resistant, but it also means adopting some new work habits.
A Cabinetmaker’s Kitchen Remodel
When a pro is set loose in his own kitchen, the results are functional and furniture grade.
Tool Test: Portable 10-in. Tablesaws
These are the first five saws with safety features so well designed that you just might use them.
Framing Stairs with a Landing
An L-shaped staircase is less complicated than you might think, and the framing techniques shown here will improve even the most basic set of stairs.
Thermal Bridging Explained
Learn how to improve the effectiveness of insulation.
Riving Knives vs. Splitters
What's the Difference: Learn how and when to use these tablesaw safety aids
Concrete: Summer vs. Winter Mixtures
What's the Difference: Learn how different seasons require different techniques when working with concrete.
Slow Set vs. Quick Set Epoxy
What's the Difference: Learn how to select the right epoxy for your application
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Cleaning Paintbrushes and Roller Covers
Any craftsman is only as good as his tools. Learn how to clean and maintain your brushes and roller covers and ensure professional results.
Router Jig for Cutting Tapered Flutes
Learn how to use a router in combination with a simple ramp to produce period-accurate fluted columns.
The Patient in the Basement
It was like performing an emergency tracheotomy at base camp on Everest. A surgeon’s crackling voice on the satellite phone was guiding me through the tricky procedure. Everything was going…
Add a Screened Porch
When the weather's right, there's no better place than a porch to enjoy a meal, to watch the kids play, or to entertain friends. Done correctly, a screened porch has plenty of daylight, and offers pleasant views and good ventilation.
Basement Insulation Retrofits
When finishing a basement, it pays to consider moisture management, air sealing, and insulation