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More stories about Framing

  • MiTek THFI Hanger Eliminates Joist Nailing

    This new component lets framers safe steps without sacrificing safety or durability

  • A Trip to the Work Boot Factory

    Parts go in and boots come out - a fascinating look at what goes on in Keen's assembly plant in Portland, Oregon.

  • Putting Drones to Work

    A Baltimore-area firm is using unmanned aerial vehicles on their job sites, and expects to save big on roof  inspections.

  • What Can We Learn From Our Japanese Brothers?

    David Frane looks at homebuilding in Japan, where a surprising mix of old and new technologies create house parts, which are assembled onsite by tobi-clad carpenters in steel toe ninja boots.

  • Slideshow: Framing a Loft

    Coastal Connection follows the action as Cape Cod contractor Mike Hill frames the loft for a zero-energy addition.

  • Retrofit Soundproofing

    Practical solutions for quieting homes

  • DeWalt DWHT51138 Framing Hammer

    Despite its light weight, this hammer gets the job done.

  • A Flush-Framed Floor to Maximize Space

    Eliminating a dropped beam and a brick pier in a basement remodel required the use of steel and Microlams.

  • Rules for Drilling and Notching Deck Framing

    Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will prevent structural problems later on.

  • December 2014 Letters

    House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high