The Turbulent Trajectory of Decks and Outdoor Living
The decking and landscaping industries hang in a precarious balance of strong...
Insane Japanese Carpentry
Tools and techniques differ by country but are especially different in Japan.
Pre-Hanging Exterior Doors
Bring it in house to make sure it’s done right the first time
New Tech Japanese Timber Framing
In a surprising mix of old and new, computer-controlled machines cut house parts...
Door and Window Defects Added to Disclosure List
In Illinois, the disclosure list gets longer, specifically calling out moisure...
A Better Post-Hole Tamper
Build one yourself with a 6x6 and a length of steel pipe
A Trip to the WIRE-NUT Factory
The best-known brand of twist on wire connectors is produced at a plant in...
Roll Out the Barrel House
A former summer camp whose design came straight from the funny pages gets a new...
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.
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."