The right techniques make for speedy, accurate cuts.
The best solutions provide fresh air to the whole house without a severe energy penalty.
The key is finding boards that match and installing them with care.
An old ranch gets an improved shell and strives for energy independence
This tool is a must-have when it comes to electrical troubleshooting.
If you aren’t insulating the edge, you’re only doing half the job.
An experienced carpenter shows you his no-nonsense approach to building the structure of a house.
Nine years ago, Barbara and Don McKee stopped dreaming about the changes they wanted to make to the home they’d shared for 40 years and started implementing them. The couple…
Stay away from construction-grade lumber and choose instead between solid-sawn planks and engineered LVL planks.
In this "Building Skills" article, senior editor Andy Engel demonstrates how to cut a laminate countertop for a sink. Some sinks come with a template for making this cut; if…
Several rounds of plan revisions helped make the most of a narrow site in this custom deck build.
Excess humidity can encourage the growth of mold and even damage a house's structure and furnishings over time.
Hardwood has been used for flooring for hundreds of years, and for almost as long, talented artisans have been enhancing those floors with decorative inlays. An expert in the wood-flooring…
If you aim to build a superinsulated airtight home and want to keep it affordable, your best bet is to use common materials and methods that don’t disrupt traditional work sequences very much.
Partners in life and business, the McKees have created intricate enhancements to their antique home.
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