Carefully planned skirts and a couple of tricks make trimming stairs an easier job, no matter how bad the framing.
Site-built deck rails use unconventional materials to preserve the view.
A stock crown profile and quarter-round form the mold for an inexpensive and unique fireplace surround.
Form, pour, and stamp a concrete sidewalk for an inviting path to any front door.
Hook-and-loop sanding disks are disposable items, but we separate the performers from the throwaways.
A new home on the Oregon coast blends reclaimed materials with durable details.
The best of these pro-level tools should be equally suited to heavy, aggressive cuts and delicate, detailed curves.
While fiberglass batts continue to be a widely used form of insulation, they don't always perform to their rated R-value.
Building scientist Joseph Lstiburek explains when to vent your roof, when not to, and how to execute each common roof-venting approach successfully.
Wood, resin, aluminum, or magnesium?
Concrete work -- especially outdoor projects such as sidewalks -- requires a series of finishing steps after the concrete is mixed and placed in the forms. First, the concrete is…
As part of an extensive renovation project, veteran carpenters Don Carlson and Bill Broome installed a coffered ceiling in an enclosed sunporch. Their first challenge was dealing with the original…
Oriels, or bay windows that cantilever or hang from a wall, provide both outdoor and indoor benefits. Outdoors, they add character and flair to a home's exterior. Indoors, they provide…
Installing a window is tricky. The first challenge is to do a good job with the flashing and water-management details. But once the window is fastened to the wall, you’re…
The host of WxTV is one member of a Montana team bringing weatherization and energy-efficiency lessons to your desktop.
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