Neatness counts, both for impressing clients and for future service.
Rainscreen details that improve the durability of any lap-siding installation.
Clever details and flawless installation means this rainscreen wall assembly will weather the biggest storms.
Digital exclusives: video, construction business tips, podcasts, and architectural photos.
How to break down plywood and other sheet goods efficiently, accurately, and without a tablesaw.
Follow this step-by-step sequence for cutting sheet goods to accurate sizes, all without a tablesaw.
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
Use a better plumbing vent pipe boot flashing to last the lifetime of a new roof.
Use flashing tape and additional underlayment to backstop your flashing boot.
This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Western landscape and local building traditions.
With a 960-sq.-ft. footprint, this building’s tall ceilings, interlinked spaces, and long vistas across rooms and the outdoors make this compact home feel expansive.
Bucking industry norms, these builders stay on budget with up-front, fixed pricing on every new home and remodel.
Why “cost-plus” builders should consider getting to a firm price faster.
Pluses include endless hot water and a compact design, but the installation means a lot of pipes in a small space.
There’s a new Bosch Colt on the market, and its variable-speed, soft-start motor has been beefed up.
A very nice piece of gear that would serve many carpenters well. But not in a production-framing environment.
I’m always just a quick spin away from having a sharp point.
Builder’s Helper has all the features I need and at $15, it’s less expensive than a construction calculator.
Protect your car from job-site grime with these bib overalls for your truck.
Easy being green: The DW079LG is rated with an indoor-visibility range of 250 ft. and a detector range of 2000 ft.
A third-floor sauna, a curved eyebrow dormer home office, and a jungle gym above a garage.
Energy Nerd: Houses are changing. Anyone buying a new home in 2018 expects it to be quite different from one built in 1918, of course.
Building Skills: Tips for better driving and for a finished look.
A carpenter shows tricks of the trade to keep hand-driven nails from bending and wood from splitting.
Design/Build: Here are some guidelines for getting your shed dormers right.
"I take jobs that a normal contractor looks at and says, ‘Oh, gee … I’m not sure.’ "
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