Ten tips on how to layout and set tile in a running bond pattern on shower walls
A system of tracks holds large panels off the sheathing, creating a rainscreen while also providing flashing at joints and a finished edge treatment
A woodworker finds out using a homemade test apparatus and peanut butter bait
This double-grooved decking system uses neoprene gaskets that serve as hidden fasteners and prevent water from draining between boards
More on-site light-meter readings lead to evidence-based recommendations for effective undercabinet lighting
String lines are a simple way to keep things straight. But if the knot isn’t easy to tie and untie, the string keeps getting shorter.
High-density foam injected under a concrete pool patio raised cracked and sinking sections back to flush and level
This exterior stair was formed over the top of an existing concrete stair sandwiched between masonry walls
Most shower leaks occur at curbs, corners and drains. Building redundancy into the system reduces the risk.
For fast, accurate installation, organize and cut trim pieces by window size, then preassemble into frames in the shop
A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch
Step-by-step instructions on how to display a SketchUp model on top of a photo of the existing space
A pair of salvaged corbels inspires the trim design for a replacement entry door
Carefully installed window bucks make for secure fastening and easy alignment of windows and exterior trim
Combine step flashing on the roof with through-wall flashing at the masonry
A fast, efficient, repeatable way to build drawers that are strong enough for the way most drawers are used