Building Guides from Extreme How-To Magazine



If you're thinking of building all or even just a small part of a new home, cabin, barn, garage or shed, you should take advantage of these valuable lessons.


Extreme How-To Magazine  provides the latest information on tools, techniques and technology for the handyman. It's a comprehensive resource for today’s do-it-yourselfer. In addition to a great variety of project plans Extreme How-to Magazine offers expert building guides like the ones below.


Free Do It Yourself Building Guides from


How to Build a Better Home  Details and construction methods that will help keep your new home dry and mold-free.


Understanding House Framing  House framing actually consists of several separate “projects” assembled into one to create the finished home. Taken in that context, house or building framing is not all that difficult.


Roof Framing 101  A comprehensive guide to planning, designing and building a roof.


A Smart Way to Frame a Corner  Corner framing techniques that not only stand strong structurally, but also take into consideration often overlooked aspects of rough framing, such as wiring and insulation.

Building with Glue-Laminated Beams  Glulam beams are resource-efficient with highly predictable structural performance and the timeless aesthetics of wood.

Common Framing Errors with Engineered Wood  Learn from these mistakes.


Selecting Engineered Wood


Roof Flashing Done Right  Anywhere surfaces intersect on a roof is a prime spot for water seepage. Flashing provides the extra protection these spots need.

Roofing Done the Right Way  Here are five basic steps for building the best possible roof.


Build a Squeak-Free Floor  In building a new home, a key area to focus on is the structural framing of the floors. Too often, floors have annoying squeaks or bounce, which can mar an otherwise quality job on the rest of the project.


How to Build Stairs  Proven methods for laying out and building your own staircase.


All About Insulation  A wide range of insulation products and applications are available to totally envelope and insulate your home.


Drywall Tips from the Pros  A complete guide to installing and finishing drywall.




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