BIM

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Building an Eyebrow Dormer

CAD program simplifies layout and creates full-size patterns. More

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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive... More

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Getting Started With SketchUp

This 3-D modeling program can be tough to master. Here’s how three builders... More

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Innovative Products 2011

A sampling of the tools and materials on exhibit at JLC Live in Providence, R.I. More

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Can You Swap Lithium Ion for Nicad Batteries?

A reader recently purchased a DeWalt 18-volt cordless tool with lithium-ion batteries and noticed that the new batteries also fit their old DeWalt tools. Is it okay to use lithium-ion batteries in tools that came with nickel-cadmium (nicad) batteries? More

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Can You Swap Lithium Ion for Nicad Batteries?

A reader recently purchased a DeWalt 18-volt cordless tool with lithium-ion batteries and noticed that the new batteries also fit their old DeWalt tools. Is it okay to use lithium-ion batteries in tools that came with nickel-cadmium (nicad) batteries? More

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Letters

Fire-sprinkler costs reconsidered; epoxy for wood rot; credit-card commiseration; a vote for country of origin More

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The View From Above

In its few years of existence, the virtual globe program Google Earth — which... More

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Profiting From Allowances

I don't much like allowances, which let homeowners postpone decisions that really... More

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