Three days’ work and $600 in materials save this deck from a catastrophic ending
Better glass means you now can use skylights with less energy waste
This versatile knockdown design sets up quickly and stores flat.
The part is small and complex, and must be carved by hand
Know what your insurance covers and what it doesn’t—before disaster strikes
Add a custom touch where your roof needs a little support.
Fifteen minutes after they closed on their new home, Pat and Dan Miller took a hammer to the stucco on the front porch. Certain that the prairie-style porch was an…
While it's good practice to order a prehung exterior door cut to fit from the lumberyard, it's easy enough to shorten the unit yourself. In this "Building Skills" article, senior…
Ongoing research has taught specialists how high winds find the weak points in houses, so you can make your house as safe as possible from windstorms.
This timber-frame pool pavilion has its own guest entry and distinct areas for cooking, dining, and relaxing.
In older homes, the rim-joist area—the place where the foundation wall, the mudsill, the rim joist, and the subfloor come together—are highly susceptible to air leakage. Senior editor Martin Holladay…
A year after superstorm Sandy, this Long Island building educator reflects on the cleanup and recovery from this devastating storm.
Cathedral ceilings can offer generous open space in a great room, but they also can make a room feel cavernous and undifferentiated. In this "Drawing Board" article, architect Katie Hutchison…
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