By far the weakest link in a Passive House, these imported windows must be installed perfectly.
Now able to shoot 2-in. nails, these small tools are more versatile than ever.
Use the charts and tables in this comprehensive guide to choose the right size beams and specify the appropriate concrete footings for your next deck project.
7 basic principles to make homes safe, durable, and energy efficient.
Contemporary details and a new floor plan turn a near teardown into a practical home.
Interior vs. exterior
Units for class A, B, C, and K fires
If you’re laying a significant amount of tile, a tile saw is an essential tool. Pros need their own, but if you lay tile only occasionally, you can find tile…
A pro painter shares 8 essential steps to get a smooth, blemish-free finish when painting molding.
Mike Maines, in the Drawing Board department, explains the best way to design gable dormers. The resounding caution is to mindful of scale. Appropriately scaled gable dormers bring in light…
Considering how critical nails are to holding wood-frame houses together, it’s surprising that we don’t pay more attention to them.
Architect Steven Ginn knew this kitchen was going to be a challenge the moment he laid eyes on it. Long, narrow, and dated, the original kitchen bisected the house, with…
Depending on your location, you may need rigid foam insulation under and around the edges of the slab
This former carpenter talks about how having worked in the trades made her a better architect.
The overall efficiency of machines are rated two ways: the modified energy factor (MEF) and the water factor (WF).
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