A collection featuring the basics you need and clever tricks when working with lightweight steel studs and other steel framing.
Get a detailed overview of how homes are evaluated for solar, how a photovoltaic system works, and how it’s installed.
Dress up your next deck by setting the boards at an angle.
Versatile assembly can be adapted to any gate design.
This home is headed to net-zero energy, with very little impact on its site.
High Priorities = High Stakes: Lessons learned from a high-performance, low-impact, and zero-maintenance home with stunning views to spare.
This New England home is low-impact, no-maintenance, and zero-energy, but it also has big views from its rocky shoreline site.
This classic look is made even better with modern materials.
Don’t get burned: The right materials and details are a start. Landscaping and regular maintenance can help. But even these steps sometimes aren’t enough.
Three ways to improve the chances that your house will survive in wildfire country.
Learn how to calculate cantilevers and determine simple spans–plus find a series of installation tips for creating robust joist connections, weatherizing, and more.
Span tables don’t cover your deck load requirements? The American Wood Council has two handy online calculators that can handle a range of specifics.
Foam backer and a few jigs are the keys to reproducing this traditional cornice detail.
Use a built-up rigid-foam backer and a benchtop jig to make a new molding that can be used to match or repair an original.
Ten brushless impact drivers put through their paces.
Modern impact drivers have longer run times, smaller housings, and better features than your old driver.
The important of creating homes that are more likely to be there after the flames are extinguished.
A great tool for cabinet installers and finish carpenters.
The Flir One Pro can turn your smartphone into a thermal imaging camera, giving you the ability to find hidden problems without resorting to demolition.
The biggest surprise is how the textured slipcover prevents the user from bobbling the phone when retrieving it from a tool belt or pocket.
The FeatherPro locks into a miter slot to provide just the right amount of pressure needed to prevent kickback.
“If you are going to build a treehouse like this, don’t start with a budget!”
Energy Nerd: 10 factors for eco-friendly home design, analyzed.
Design/Build: A nearly infinite range of profiles are possible. Here are four common designs.
Building Skills: From load path to jack studs, keep these four considerations in mind.
Following a systematic sequence will ensure that your wall framing comes together without any mistakes.
”I want to do something that actually makes a difference.”
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