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Framing

  • Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware

    Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean.

     
  • Working With Roxul Insulation (Subscriber content)

    Choosing insulation for a high-performance home in Northern Vermont requires thought and care. The right choice can make a huge difference in both comfort and cost efficiency.

     
  • Safely Moving a Large Beam With a Forklift (Subscriber content)

    A reader writes in with concerns about safety on the job when working with forklifts

     
  • Common Callbacks

    What are the building blunders you see most often?  Whether it's in exterior, framing or drywall details, there is no shortage of errors to avoid.

     
  • When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of a building, lots of attention is paid to insulation R-values, thermal bridges, and air sealing. But dont forget the windows, which account for the biggest energy loss in a high-R wall.

    To Improve the Energy Performance of Walls, Look at Total R-Value (Subscriber content)

    Today’s builders are learning to mitigate thermal bridging by using alternative framing techniques, continuous exterior rigid foam products, or both.

     
  • Landings for Deck Stairs

    Even though deck landings are usually part of the deck stairs, they should be built as if they are a separate small deck

     
  • New FatMax Tools

    Stanley has introduced several innovative hand tools lately, including the FatMax 17-ounce Anti-Vibe Framing Hammer and 25-foot Auto-Locking Tape Rule.

     
  • On the Job (Subscriber content)

    Framing an octagonal vaulted ceiling.

     
  • Smith and Fong Plyboo Dimensional Lumber

    Add a bamboo accent or match a bamboo floor with this interior-grade product

     
  • New Joists for an Old Floor (Subscriber content)

    The best remedy for a sagging out-of-level floor is putting in new LVL joists and engineered subfloor.

     
  • Insulating Cathedral Ceilings (Subscriber content)

    JLC executive editor Clayton DeKorne explores some practical solutions to prevent call backs and boost energy performance.

     
  • Measuring Up

    When Milwaukee rolled out its 25-foot model 48-22-5125 magnetic tape measure last summer, most of us bought one to see if it would be a good fit. So far, we think it’s great.

     
  • All Weather Fence GForce Hinge

    Unlike traditional strap-style hinges, the flanges of the GForce Hinge grab the top and bottom of the gate's 2-by rail, using the gate's weight to compress the wood grain and limit sagging.

     
  • Fypon Mesa Beam

    This polyurethane beam sports a woodgrain texture and comes pre-primed. Useful for both interior and exterior applications, the beam's hollow core ensures that it's lightweight, too.

     
  • Wood High-Rises In Canada? Not So Fast, Says The Concrete Industry

    A proposal to allow six-story wood construction has opposition in Canada.

     
  • Readers Comment on Decks, Joist Spans, and Faux Stone

    Reader comments and author replies on "Strong, Safe Decks (Sep/13), continuous joists (Q&A, Oct/13), and stone veneer (Sep/13).

     
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    Bosch T4B Miter-Saw Stand (Subscriber content)

    The Bosch T4B's solid-rubber tires roll over rough terrain and make it easier to get the saw and stand up a stairway.

     
  • Windfall Lumber Black Walnut End-Grain Countertops

    These countertops are made by fusing the end pieces of wood strips. Colors range from creamy white to light brown and dark chocolate brown.

     
  • Trex Pebble Gray Decking and Railing

    This Trex decking, which is part of the company's Select Composite system, mimics the natural graying of wood often seen on homes near the ocean.

     
  • Working With Large Beams (Subscriber content)

    Tips for planning and equipment that will make working with large glulam or other engineered beams easier and faster.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking