DEAR TIM: I was at the home center yesterday trying to get some rough lumber for a project. I spent a long time trying to get pieces that were straight. Most pieces were warped, twisted or had large bows to them. I remember years ago it was easy to find lots of straight lumber. Also, […]
With fall in the air, the weather can get colder and wetter. You need to consider how to protect your home construction building materials from the elements. Manufactured housing options can save time when doing home construction late in the building season.
Many homeowners experience mold and mildew on their lumber as houses are built or room additions are constructed. The good news is the lumber is going to be fine and there's rarely any damage to the wood. If it's just surface mold or mildew, it will clean off.
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates two ways to prevent wood from splitting went nailing it down. A nail that is too sharp can be a cause of splitting wood. Drilling a pilot hole can prevent wood from splitting.