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Selecting TJI Floor Joist Sizes
December 18, 2013 – 8:00 am | 26 Comments
Selecting TJI Floor Joist Sizes

Sizing Trus Joist TJI’s
I’ve received dozens of emails asking me how you size TJI’s for a new home. Sizing Trus Joist brand TJI’s isn’t really that difficult once you understand the issues. Most people think …

Top Five Money Savings Tips for New Home Construction
December 4, 2012 – 5:55 am | 2 Comments
Top Five Money Savings Tips for New Home Construction

Save Big The Next Time You Build
Considering how fragile the economy is right now and how timid banks are to loan money for new homes I thought I’d share my experience with saving money on …

Basement Insulation
October 12, 2012 – 7:38 pm | 21 Comments
Basement Insulation

Basement Insulation – Walls
Basement insulation is far more complicated than insulating regular wood framed walls. In fact, improperly insulated basement walls are one of the biggest reasons for mold in homes. If you don’t do …

Flashing A Deck Ledger Board Properly
April 7, 2012 – 6:30 am | 96 Comments
Flashing A Deck Ledger Board Properly

Deck Ledger Board Flashing Detail
Lately I’ve been seeing problematic deck ledger flashing details so I’d like to share with you my perspective on how to properly flash and secure your deck to the house. Properly …

Insulated Door & Window Headers
December 11, 2011 – 6:01 am | 5 Comments
Insulated Door & Window Headers

Energy Efficient Door & Window Headers
With a continued focus on energy efficient construction (Green Construction) we are always looking for ways to improve upon residential construction techniques. Insulated door and window headers are one way …

Cabinet Blocking Inside Wall Framing
August 25, 2011 – 5:19 am | 14 Comments
Cabinet Blocking Inside Wall Framing

Cabinet Blocking

I’m often reminded that I should write articles about even the simplest details as what I might take for granted is not so obvious to all readers. If you’re building a new home or …

How To Frame Window Openings
August 2, 2011 – 8:02 am | No Comment
How To Frame Window Openings

Framing Window Openings
One of the most basic framing techniques involves framing window and door openings. Understanding the anatomy of a framed window opening will help you properly frame both window and door rough openings.
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Large Girder Trusses
January 4, 2011 – 7:38 pm | 2 Comments
Large Girder Trusses

Using Girder Trusses for Open Framing
Today I want to quickly share some photos from a commercial building that we’re in the process of constructing this winter. We’re building a major addition for a Chrysler Dealership …