Porter-Cable enters a category that has long been dominated by Kreg, but is their new jig an improvement?
Lift the house safely with massive beams, and get the proper subs involved to ensure the new foundation will last.
Keep the sludge off the street and out of the water
A conventional furnace is overkill in a small, well-insulated house. Here are some better options.
Closed-cell spray foam and fiberglass batts can be used together to maximize performance and minimize cost.
These tools can provide invaluable information, but don’t bet your job on what they tell you.
Clever design ideas and construction techniques for outfitting an awkward space with useful storage.
In a dense neighborhood, a small, modern home embraces a secluded outdoor space.
The pocket-size gadgets that can detect the location of framing behind drywall and plaster used to be called stud finders. That term, however, is now a bit misleading because better-quality…
Polypropylene vs. Butyl
Sharp tools make carpentry easier and safer, and they produce better results. Associate editor Patrick McCombe provides step-by-step instructions for sharpening chisels using diamond stones, a combination-grit water stone, and…
When builder Noah Woodruff was hired to replicate a small 18th-century building, his biggest challenge was its bell-shaped roof. Beginning with drawings that provided only a footprint and some elevations,…
Bathroom-storage expansion fits into three categories: (1) increasing the capacity of traditional storage areas like vanity cabinets; (2) maximizing existing floor and wall space with new storage options; and (3)…
These energy smart details will help you build water-tight shading roofs for windows.
The president and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council is optimistic about the collaborative future of sustainability, but he would like to see building codes get a little greener.
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