Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand
You designed it and we built it, with the help of some great accessories.
Save Energy with a Cool Roof
A cool roof can be a good energy-saving option. Reflective roofing improves comfort and reduces cooling costs in the Deep South and anywhere the sun shines.
Fasteners for Grooved Decking
Grooved boards and hidden fasteners combine for a blemish-free surface.
How to Install a New Door Jamb in an Old Doorway
Preinstall the trim and get the flashing details right to create a long-lasting, welcoming entrance to your home.
Smart Phones for Smart Builders
A restoration contractor shares the 11 iPhone apps that keep his truck neat, his subs in line, and his crew out of the rain.
Tool Test: 12v Li-Ion Compact Drills
Each of these eight pint-size tools is light, powerful, and affordable, but which is the best?
Designed for Density
A big house on an infill lot embraces its historic neighborhood and proves that buyers are willing to pay for energy efficiency.
How it Works: Urban heat island
An urban heat island can cause a host of problems, including smog formation and the excessive reliance on air-conditioning in summer months.
What's the Difference: Asphalt repair
Cracks, depressions, and holes
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
Electrician Brian Walo explains the pros and cons of using GFCI receptacles vs. GFCI breakers.
What is the Difference
Building Sturdy Sawhorses
Learn how to easily build a pair of simple, stackable sawhorses.
Laminating Curved Stair Stringers
Freestanding curved stairs are a masterful display of building prowess. After St. Louis builder Joe Hawkins built a set of these stairs for a client, he decided to use the…
Transitioning with exterior gateways
Although we don't always think of them, we frequently use exterior gateways on our way to entering a house. Architect and designer Katie Hutchison offers a survey of various entry…
Preventing Ice Dams
Ice dams are a sign of an inefficient house
Energy Smart Details
Tailgate: David Crowe, Economist
The National Association of Home Builders’s chief economist sees conditions improving, but slowly.
Anchoring a new wall over radiant tubing
Stone tiles for a fireplace surround
Insulation retrofit in Hawaii