Insane Japanese Sill Joinery
Nothing against the skilled craftsman doing the work, but there’s something kind of crazy about putting this much effort into a sill.
SalterSpiralStair makes exterior stairs in either galvanized steel or...
A Trip to an IDEAL Factory
Here’s a look inside the Illinois plant where hand tools, wire lube, and an...
A Trip to the Socket Factory
See how sockets and ratchets are made at the SK Hand Tool plant in Sycamore,...
A Strange Motorized Work Station
Part toolbox, part work bench, and part golf cart—this one-of-a-kind contraption is all incredible.
Lateral Bracing for a Second-Story Deck
There are alternatives to using the lateral-load anchors described in the IRC, if...
Mountain Laurel Railings
Custom-made mountain laurel railings add an artistic twist to a deck design
Stone Paver Deck
Manufactured stone pavers are a durable, cost-effective alternative to wood and...
How to Build Cambered PVC Columns
A straight taper at the bottom transitions to a curve at the top, with a bow in...
Basic Pattern-Routing for Perfect Tread Returns
A veteran stairbuilder explains his technique for making tight glue joints in any...