Learn how to install metal, vinyl, and paper-faced corner beads so that wall edges are straight, corners are tight, and bubbles are nonexistent.
Master these roof-installation details to keep asphalt shingles on and rain out of your house.
Tight space restrictions, unique cultural requirements, and the desire to age in place informed this compact, efficient design.
This systematic approach to cutting and assembling window casing ensures better joints and a faster installation.
This high-performance house embraces local materials, modern lines, and the craftsman’s hand.
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Incorporate as many of these design considerations as possible to build a home that is accessible and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.
Building codes dictate specific height and spacing measurements for receptacles and switches. Learn what the most common dimensions are and why.
Made of ripstop polyester, these lightweight overalls are built to last.
With its 36V battery, this 7 1/2 in. cordless saw can last a day or more on one charge, even at a production-carpentry pace.
Skilsaw's Super Sawsquatch massive 16-5/16 in. circular saw can cut thick beams with ease.
AeroBarrier uses compressed air to aerosolize a water-based sealant to fill gaps and cracks in an entire house.
Learn how to detail exterior trim with harmonious proportions on eaves that don't return onto the gable.
Finding creative design solutions to strict waterfront building requirements for a new home near the Rhode Island coast.
The design-build team persevered to give this four-bedroom home in Austin, Texas, the stature it deserved while meeting tough zoning regulations.
Faced with consequences equivalent to a giant asteroid set to hit the earth in 10 to 50 years, we designers and builders owe it to the future to do our part—and we need to start right now.
How a stair-parts salesman, some classic how-to books, and steely determination helped one carpenter hone his stairbuilding and handrailing skills.
This dedicated craftsperson traced his lineage to and got his inspiration from several generations of Vermont woodworkers and timber framers.
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