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
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
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.