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The Turbulent Trajectory of Decks and Outdoor Living

The decking and landscaping industries hang in a precarious balance of strong... More

Insane Japanese Carpentry

Tools and techniques differ by country but are especially different in Japan. More

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Pre-Hanging Exterior Doors

Bring it in house to make sure it’s done right the first time More

New Tech Japanese Timber Framing

In a surprising mix of old and new, computer-controlled machines cut house parts... More

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Door and Window Defects Added to Disclosure List

In Illinois, the disclosure list gets longer, specifically calling out moisure... More

A Trip to the WIRE-NUT Factory

The best-known brand of twist on wire connectors is produced at a plant in... More

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Roll Out the Barrel House

A former summer camp whose design came straight from the funny pages gets a new... More

7 Ancient And Amazing Air Compressors

The newest is 54 years old and the oldest 89, but none of these machines are quite ready to be retired. More

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Clients from Hell

Adam Shaf says a dispute with his former clients stems from them "not paying us for work, not because of poor workmanship." More

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