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Texas Builders Tackle Tiny Houses

Everything's big in Texas — except when it's not. More

Makita LS0815F Slide Compound Miter Saw

Small and easy to carry, this 8 1/2-inch model is all most trim carpenters need. More

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December 2014 Letters

House on wrong lot; OSHA; I-joist roofs; home-performance contracting profitable where energy prices are high More

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For the Birds

Unlike their more modern cousins, dovecotes in medieval Europe weren't simply... More

Combining Decks and Patios

One offers easy access to the house, while the other cost-effectively provides a... More

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How Small Jobs Killed My Business

Chasing energy rebates takes the focus off solving problems and puts it on getting... More

Drones for Deck Builders

Homeowners love to see aerial photos of their new deck, but check local laws... More

3D Concrete Printer

A Minnesota contractor built an oversize printer to fabricate homes from concrete. More

Designing Porch Roofs

Sure, shed roofs are easier to frame, but a gable roof will add a 'wow' factor to... More

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Heat Pumps for Cold Climates

Mini-split heat pumps were a major topic at the Northeast Sustainable Energy... More

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