Historic Preservation

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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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Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

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

Brent Hull builds a strong case for why we should study the work of past carpenters. More

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California’s Forgotten ‘Big One’

The earthquake that devastated California's Fort Tejon in 1857 was one of the... More

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A New Copper Top

A Cape Cod contractor takes an innovative approach to replace the tapered... More

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Mind the Drip

Joe Lstiburek explains how kerfs and drip edges play key roles in a building's... More

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New Life for an Old Porch

How a Wisconsin construction company matched existing details while repairing a... More

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Dating Historic Structures

How dendrochronology (the study of tree ring growth patterns) is used to find the... More

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