Issue 228 – June/July 2012
Whether by bag or truckload, the correct concrete mix can make a project, and the wrong concrete can ruin it.
Vented or unvented roof assemblies can work, but failure carries a heavy price.
How accurate is accurate enough? It all depends on the bubble vial and frame construction.
A small house on a small lot is the right choice for a growing family.
Done with care, a flat roof can provide 20 years of leak-free service.
Learn a veteran timber framer's techniques for making precise mortises, tenons, and the pegs that hold them tightly together.
How it Works: Deck Loads
Explore the gravitational and lateral forces that conspire to topple backyard decks and the codes designed to counter them.
Entry Door Style Guide
Help to define your home's character by choosing the right door.
Choosing the Right Deck Finish
The options for penetrating exterior finishes may seem confusing, but there are some clues to help you choose.
What is the Difference
What's the Difference: Ledger Flashing
Proper flashing of a deck ledger is crucial to preventing water from getting behind the ledger and damaging it and the sheathing underneath, a key cause of premature deck failure.…
How to Remodel a Bath for Accessibility
Even if you don’t require accessible spaces today, you can design bathrooms that are functional, comfortable, and flexible for long-term living.
Energy Smart Details
Double-stud walls are a low-tech way to create highly energy-efficient walls with common materials and familiar assemblies
Tailgate: Mike Kernagis, Builder
As construction manager for e-co lab, this builder is helping to lead the way for Passive House in the U.S.