Clayton DeKorne

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Selecting Windows for Coastal Homes

All windows worth buying should carry a valid warranty and meet basic structural... More

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Weather­tight Exteriors

Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes More

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Cordless Finish Nailers

Six months after Paslode released a new Impulse trim nailer, Porter-Cable introduced a hoseless finish nailer of its own — the Bammer. JLC’s tool expert looks at how design differences affect performance, maintenance, and usability. More

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Q&A: Painted Plywood Floors

Q: Can painted plywood be used as both the subfloor and finish floor over 24-inch... More

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Q&A: Roof Venting Basics

Q: Here in the West, we often build with exposed rafter tails. For attic roof vents, we typically drill three 1 1/2-inch holes through every other soffit block, and install ridge vents. Is this enough ventilation? More

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How to Replace a Bearing Wall

Here are a couple of ways to safely provide structural support when the job calls... More

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