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Learn Some Framing Words – Studs, Joists, Rafters, I-Joists

By Bill Hirsch / May 14, 2019
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Studs? Joists? Rafters? I-Joists?  When an architect and builder sit down to discuss the plans for a building, they speak a common language.  Sometimes I…

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By Gary / October 10, 2018

Free design, home building, and remodeling advice Get answers to the most confusing things about home design from Bill Hirsch, architect and author of the…

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Perfect House Dictionary

By Gary / March 21, 2019

Perfect House Dictionary Baluster Everyone has seen a baluster before. You might not have known that it was a baluster you were seeing. But rest…

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News Flash! A 2×4 Is Not 2 inches by 4 inches!

By Bill Hirsch / September 9, 2014
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Just How Big Is a 2×4? Apparently a California Superior Court judge did not know the answer to this basic construction question. And you may not…

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