Construction Basics

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Tiny Home Kits Anyone Can Build

These little cuties are more than just a place to live in.

Four rolled blueprints against a flat blueprint.
How to Read Blue Prints

Here's how to decipher those confusing blueprints!

A close up on marble.
Drilling into Cultured Marble

Mable is often used in kitchens and bathrooms.

A clock with hand tools around it.
5 Time-Sucking DIY Mistakes

It’s no secret that some projects take longer than others.

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How To Cope Quarter Round Molding

You may need to know this to remodel an older home.

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How to Build A One-Room House

A one-room house can be convenient and easily constructed.

A traditional home.
Manufactured House vs. Regular Home

Manufactured homes used to be called mobile homes.

A warm, decorative ceiling in a home.
Explaining Ceiling Heights Under International Building Code

Always familiarize yourself with applicable building codes.

A hammer and nails sitting atop lumber pieces.
How to Build Batter Boards

Learn how to construct these crucial pieces for a home.

A large stack of wooden planks.
Building Homemade Scaffolding

Need some work done on the exterior of your home?

A man wearing gloves and a dust mask working with insulation in an attic.
5 DIY Laws You're Breaking

Innocent DIY projects may be causing you to (unknowingly) break a few laws.

Plexiglass on a wall.
How to Cut Plexiglass with a Table Saw

Pexiglass is acutally a type of plastic.

painted planning wall
How to Build a Room: The Basics

Adding a new room to your home is a difficult project, but it can be done by keeping a few things in mind.

Sheet metal.
How to Fasten Sheet Metal to Wood

Fastening sheet metal to wood is required in some construction projects.

door with brick molding
Brick Molding

If you've heard of "brick mold" but aren't sure what it is or what type you might need for your project, check out this article.

slab of cut plexiglass
How to Cut Plexiglass

Plexiglass has a number of useful applications, but only if you can cut it to fit each job.

drain tile under ground
How To Install Drain Tile

Drain tile is best installed immediately after the footer of new house is complete, but it is possible to install on a completed house to prevent basement flooding.

A block of plexiglass
Cutting Plexiglass with a Jigsaw

When cutting plexiglass you have the option of using a number of different power saws including a table

A row of stilt houses.
Stilt House Building Basics

What you need to know about building a stilt house.

Bunker door with cement walls and ladder
Bunker Building Basics

Buried rocks and hidden regulations are the main obstacles.

A building inspector in an unfinished attic.
The Difference Between Home Inspectors and Building Inspectors

Building and home inspectors each have a different focus.

5 Tiny Homes You'll Want to Move Into Now

What tiny homes lack in size, they make up for in charm, utility, and affordability.