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Hanger Options for Irregular Joists?

Jake Lewandowski explains how to support uneven-width joists with metal hangers... More

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Bending PVC Trim

Nathan Nebbia runs down his process for bending solid PVC moldings with heat... More

Deck Ledgers and Cantilevered Floor Trusses

You can't just bolt a deck ledger to a truss floor system without the help of an... More

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Prepping Floor and Wall Framing for Tile

Mike Whalen details the steps his remodeling company takes to evaluate and correct... More

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Queen of Zero: Getting HVAC Right in a Tight House

Nicole Tysvaer dives into the design considerations that are in play for the hvac... More

Resurfacing a Deck

Mark Clement shares his common-sense approach to replacing decking on an existing... More

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Trimless Return for an Arch-Top Window

When the request is for a 'simple plaster look', here's how to make the transition... More

Box-Framed Curved Deck Stairs

A series of ascending tapered boxes form the framework for the stair’s treads and... More

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Framing an Octagonal Roof

Here's John Carroll's step-by-step guide to framing roofs for octagonal gazebos... More

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Vapor Control in Cold Climates

Do the vapor barrier requirements in the IRC contradict the code's insulation... More

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