Historical Restoration

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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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Queen of Zero: Getting HVAC Right in a Tight House

Nicole Tysvaer dives into the design considerations that are in play for the hvac... More

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Queen of Zero: Paying Homage to a Bygone Era of American Homebuilding

Nicole Tysvaer explores the question of why historic home styles are worth... More

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Queen of Zero: A JLC Case Study Home

This Queen Anne Victorian merges historic architecture with a net-zero standard 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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Replacing a ‘Deck House’ Deck

How a Midcentury Modern–style deck was restored to its former sleek aesthetic with... 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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Preserving an 1870 Tiny Home

Before the restoration of this historic upstate N.Y. building could begin, a... More

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