Structural Repair & DIY Tips

Purpose: to provide a set of tips and tricks to help you handle common structural challenges, including wood rot, building material considerations, and more. 

Read time: 6 min

Helpful Videos

A walkthrough by This Old House’s Tom Silva on how to repair a damaged carrying beam. 

The Honest Carpenter’s Ethan James covers wood rot, one of the most mistunderstood problems in home renovation. 

Some alternatives to lumber, and how to select and use the proper building material so that it will last 100 years.

How to turn a 2x4 into a jack: a handy tip that can come in handy in certain situations. 

A quick leverage hack that can help you in many settings and situations when making structural repairs and renovations. 

Rick Arnold from This Is Carpentry shares a tutorial on common and hip roof framing. 

How to open up a living room wall to make rooms more open and create better flow throughout a house. 

RR Buildings provides tips for installing a standing seam metal roof.