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Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.

Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer works for you, as well as our recommendations.


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?

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How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.

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How to Make a DIY Dog House

Your dog will love it. And so will you.


Climbing Lumber Prices Continue to Complicate Home Building

Historically high lumber prices are forcing U.S. builders to call off projects.


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

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14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


Check it Out: DEWALT Cordless Stud/Joist Drill

We tested out this drill designed for rough-in work. Read on to see how it stacked up.


How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


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The ‘Secret’ Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat

Here is an easier, more precise method you can use to cut crown molding while it's flat on a miter...


Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.

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Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.


How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage

Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.


Framing Tips Vol. 1

Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys. The first picture shows how


Framing Square Drilling Jig

Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...


How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.


Reader Project: Timber-Frame Shop

From planning to finishing, Mike spent three years on his shop. He had lots of help from friends, but hired pros only for...