On the Job

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. Read more

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Fixing Ghost Doors

There's nothing supernatural about it. Read more

Tags: Doors, Carpentry
Pre-Assembling Exterior Trim
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Pre-Assembling Exterior Trim

Fabricating parts on the ground or in the shop saves time and improves quality. Read more

Windows in Thick Walls
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Windows in Thick Walls

Which is better, an innie or an outie? Read more

Building an Efficient House in a Hot Climate
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Building an Efficient House in a Hot Climate

The Texas sun is blazing where I build in Austin. Here are four tips for building... Read more

Setting up the Site - New Construction
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Setting up the Site - New Construction

Clean, safe, and secure jobsites take time and effort. Matt Risinger discusses the... Read more

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Curing Time for Concrete Footings

Temperature, admixtures, and fly-ash content can affect how long it takes for concrete to achieve its rated strength. Read more

Installing a Flue-Top Damper
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Installing a Flue-Top Damper

Top-sealing dampers install quickly, seal out unwanted guests, and keep... Read more

Attaching a Deck to SIPs
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Attaching a Deck to SIPs

Though it is possible to beef up a SIP in order to attach a deck ledger, the best... Read more

Building With Cross Laminated Timber
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Building With Cross Laminated Timber

The solid CLT panels simplify making the building envelope airtight, and they help... Read more

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