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More stories about Walls

  • Studying Moisture in Fat Walls

    Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.

  • The "Perfect Wall" Concept

    What if I told you I could build a house that would have a life cycle of 500 years?

  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

  • Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

    Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.

  • CertainTeed Easi-Lite 30 Gypsum Board

    Up to 30% lighter than standard 5/8-inch Type X board, Easi-Lite 30 combines reduced weight with fire resistance.

  • Building Freestanding Walls

    John LaTorre Jr. shows how to build a wall that's an independent structure when there are no other walls to tie into for rigidity.

  • Baseboard Heat Covers

    Remodeler Randal Patterson shows how to make simple wooden covers for hydronic baseboard heat.

  • Basement Stairs Transplant

    Stacking the basement stairs under the stairs to the second floor opens up the living space.

  • Working With Roxul Insulation

    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.

  • Layout for Tile Floors

    Proper layout doesn’t just mean a good-looking floor; it can save you material and installation time as well.