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  • Heavy Lifting: A Housemover's Journal

    A Massachusetts building mover details the process of lifting a 1772 post-and-beam house completely intact, transporting it over land and water, and setting it to rest at its new home.

  • Designing With Engineered Wood

    New engineered wood handbook reviewed

  • Resources: Building With SIPs

    Building with SIPs

  • Q&A: Clapboard Paint Problems

    Q: The red cedar clapboard siding on a house in the Boston area was not backprimed and has typical moisture-related paint failure. It has been painted five times in 25 years. The house has no interior vapor barrier. I am considering removing the siding and installing new backprimed clapboards over...

  • By Design: Entrance Options

    Design options for the main entrance

  • Letters

    Insulation upgrades, shingles claim leaves no satisfaction, lumber grading, hidden deck fasteners, pullout step stools, drywall clips

  • Saving Trees During Construction

    Stripping trees from a lot before building may seem practical, but saving them can pay larger dividends. This article explains how to watch out for what you can’t see — the roots.

  • Notebook

    Profit with deconstruction; lumber prices; cold-weather concrete pours without cracking; straw-bale research results; no more USG EIFS; warm yourself with microwaves; more

  • Exterior Soundproofing That Works

    These details, used in soundproofing programs near the nation’s airports, do a good job of keeping exterior noise out.

  • Products

    Extra-wide entry door; self-stick roofing; circuit breaker finder; roll-out cargo bed for pickups; aluminum columns; ladder rung extender; more