John Friesenhahn

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A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes

Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s... More

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Using the NAHB Chart of Accounts to Organize Your Business Finances

Here's an effective way to organize and categorize expenses and job-cost data and... More

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Letters

Handrail profiles, glue-nailed subfloors More

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Building With Style: Circulation A Moving Experience

Floor plans that flow More

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Ten Common Floor-Planning Pitfalls

More than any other factor, room layout affects how well a house works for the homeowners. A successful designer points out common layout errors and provides solutions that work. More

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Stucco Patches

A stucco specialist tells what it takes to make a repair that’s both durable and well-hidden. More

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Finding Hidden Heat Leaks

Even many “energy-efficient” homes lose heat through overlooked gaps in the building’s thermal envelope. Here are the most common weak spots and how to fix them. More

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Building With Style: Generous Stairs For Tight Spaces
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Small House Design

Can a small house provide the amenities and the quality of life we’ve come to expect from new homes? The author thinks so—if you use the right design strategies. More

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