John Carroll, author of Working Alone, is a builder who lives and works in Durham, N.C.
John Carroll explains how to read that obscure scale hidden in plain sight on the tongue of your framing square.
John Carroll is on the home stretch of a 20-year odyssey to transform the crawlspace beneath his house into a full basement.
Hidden in the rafter table is the base, altitude, and hypotenuse for 34 different right triangles; John Carroll lays out how to use these numbers to frame a roof.
How John Carroll applies the geometry etched in those cryptic-looking tables on a framing square when laying out a foundation.
John Carroll takes a close look at DeWalt's 3-plane green line laser, and has some tips for checking any laser for accuracy.