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The Secret to Building an 800-Year-Old Wood Structure

"Stave" construction is a uniquely Viking technology that evolved from methods the... More

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Michelangelo’s Jobsite Drawings

Reporting from Florence, Mark Luzio speculates on the work practices of a famous... More

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Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

This Vermont timber-framer is helping to restore the fire-damaged roof trusses of... More

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True Divided Lights

176 miters, 142 copes, and 108 through-tenons were needed to make reproduction... More

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A One-Man Environmental Disaster

Meet Thomas Midgley, who within a 6-year span in the 1920's managed to invent both... More

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An Armchair Engineer's Reading List

These entertaining books that examine the structural underpinnings of many of the... More

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The Book of Trades

First published in 1568, this fascinating collection of woodcuts explores the... More

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A Roofing Slate Origin Story

Slate roof restoration expert Jeff Spencer on the unique history of the roof slate... More

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A Clear-Eyed View of Building Tech

Meet Belinda Carr, a master at exposing the fallacies in the media and marketing... More

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Traditional Siding for a Hemp Home

Clad with cedar shingles, this Cape Cod home has a hempline core. More

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