Cabin House Build Episode 5: Covered Deck, Foam Envelope

We are building a cabin style house in Alaska. In our fifth week of the build we add foam insulation to the exterior and build a covered deck. The foam envelope breaks up thermal bridges, covering studs that cannot be insulated in the wall cavity.

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Woodworking 101 – Learn to Woodwork

I recently heard about a guy who left his stressful position at a major bank to become a carpenter. While dramatic, his move from derivatives to driver bits makes sense to me. The financial industry is unstable; he has a daughter who could use more daddy time… And well, from the sound of it, woodworking just simply makes him happy.

Buffet Woodworking Plans – The Secrets to Finding Good Buffet Woodworking Plans Online

Have you been scouring the Internet for a good set of buffet woodworking plans? Going through plan after plan after plan, only to find that each one is either very vague or incomplete in some way? I feel your pain, I had the same problem when I was searching for a good set of drawings.

Woodworking Furniture Plans – Amazingly Simple Secret to Find the Best Woodworking Furniture Plans

Have you been looking online for woodworking furniture plans? I know, it can be difficult to find full, detailed drawings of good furniture plans. It actually took me about two weeks until I found a site that had exactly what I was looking for. Once you have read this entire article, your search will be over.

Oland Tools – Make Them and Use Them For Woodturning Pleasure

Woodturners are compulsive tool buyers for the most part and tool suppliers are more than ready to cater to the impulse as evidenced by the vast arrays of tools in the catalogues. Some years ago, the late Knud Oland, a fine woodturner in his own right, developed a tool with the understanding that most turners would be able to make the tool for very little cost in the home shop. You can easily learn to make and use this versatile tool.

4 Things to Keep Woodturning Projects Safe

Woodturning is safer than most style of woodworking but all work with power tools has its safety concerns. At all times, safety in the wood shop is the responsibility of the woodworker and standing at the wood lathe is no exception. Here are 4 things that can make the woodturning experience safer and therefore more enjoyable.

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