Top 28 Found for DIY How to Build Courses Online

Retying Straw Bales

Retying Straw Bales

The How-To Guide to Retying Straw Bales with a Baling Needle.


How to Build a Straw Bale House. Building a Straw Bale House

How to Build a Straw Bale House. Building a Straw Bale House

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Constructing a straw bale home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Videos are a great way to show actual building methods and techniques. Take a front-row seat on the work site, learning from the experts as they stack the straw bales and mix the mud. Learn about post-and-beam wall framing, foundations, roof construction and insulation, interior thermal mass walls for improved efficiency, rainwater cisterns, electrical wiring, and photovoltaic systems. Learn earth-plastering techniques that create beautiful wall finishes. Understand how window placement and other structural elements can help to heat and cool your home and lower your energy bills. See how the structure works as a whole and how both energy efficiency and superb aesthetics can come from the same materials.

  • Introduction and Design of a Green Home
  • Breaking Ground On This Sustainable House
  • Rainwater Cisterns
  • Adobe Walls For a Home
  • Framing for a Straw Bale Home
  • How To Build Straw Bale Walls
  • Electrical Wiring and Generating Electricity From Sunlight
  • Windows and Insulation For An Energy Efficient Home
  • Earth Plaster for Exterior and Interior Walls
  • Finish Work With Ecological Materials
  • Finish Earth Plasters For Beautiful Wall Surfaces
  • Conclusion and Final Thoughts On Building A Straw Bale Home

Drywall Hanging and Taping. Techniques for Walls & Ceilings

Drywall Hanging and Taping. Techniques for Walls & Ceilings

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Watch the work of the experienced master Myron Ferguson and learn all the techniques and methods he uses to create smooth, flawless walls and ceilings. Techniques for Walls & Ceilings

From the video guide you will learn:

  • How to choose and mark the material.
  • Make installation of drywall on walls, ceiling, arches, etc.
  • How to putty plasterboard walls.
  • Install sockets and switches on the walls of plasterboard.
  • How to repair plasterboard walls.

How to Lay Sheet Vinyl Flooring

How to Lay Sheet Vinyl Flooring

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How to correctly mark the floor, lay and trim the vinyl sheet, glue the seams.

  • How to Cut Flooring Around Curved Walls
  • How to Install Sheet Vinyl Floor in a Kitchen
  • How to Install Sheet Vinyl Flooring in Bathroom

How to Build a Simple Deck on a Budget

How to Build a Simple Deck on a Budget

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In this tutorial video you will see the full cycle of building a deck from the foundation to the finishing.

  • Marking and pouring the foundation
  • Installation of rafters and floor
  • Installation of fencing
  • Finishing
  • Much more.

This diy video will show you the step by step process of simple deck construction. This is the perfect project for the beginner because it allows for a wide margin of error. The finished results will be something to be proud of and will enhance the worth of your home while providing an enjoyable living area. Before you build you must first design the deck for your particular needs and desires. In most areas you will need to obtain a building permit.


How to Build a Garage

How to Build a Garage

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How to build a garage: framing a garage. In this film, you will see the full cycle of building a garage for wireframe technology from the foundation, to finish finishing.

  • Layout and foundation pouring
  • The erection of walls and roofs
  • OSB frame skins
  • How To Install Flex Tiles
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Assembly and installation of lifting gates 
  • much more.

Foundations

  1. Step 1. Choosing the sill (bottom) plates
  2. Step 2. Laying out the wall
  3. Step 3. The Three stud corner
  4. Step 4. Wall with doors or windows
  5. Step 5. Nailing & positioning the wall
  6. Step 6. The garage door framing
  7. Step 7. The Cap plate
  8. Step 8. Ordering the trusses
  9. Step 9. Roof layout
  10. Step 10. Roof framing
  11. Step 11. Sheathing the roof
  12. Step 12. Wall sheathing
  13. Step 13. Covering the sheathing with tarpaper
  14. Step 14. Checking the window and rough opening
  15. Step 15. Installing the windows
  16. Step 16. Applying the siding
  17. Step 17. Soffits
  18. Step 18. Applying the roofing felt
  19. Step 19. Applying asphalt shingles

01 Log building: Introduction, Intent, Safety, Chainsaw, Fuel Mix, Starting Saw, Saw Maintenance

01 Log building: Introduction, Intent, Safety, Chainsaw, Fuel Mix, Starting Saw, Saw Maintenance

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This introductory video outlines the general requirements and preparations for working on a log building. It emphasizes serious safety instructions, particularly chain saw safety.

  1. Introduction
  2. Intent
  3. Short Course
  4. Safety
  5. Signals
  6. Chainsaw
  7. Fuel Mix
  8. Starting Saw
  9. Saw Maintenance

02 Log building: Tools and Terms, Cut & Shape, Equipment & Supplies, Terms, Notches, Log Terms

02 Log building: Tools and Terms, Cut & Shape, Equipment & Supplies, Terms, Notches, Log Terms

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Demonstrates the necessary tools and explains log building terminology.

  1. Introduction
  2. Cut & Shape
  3. Equipment & Supplies
  4. Terms
  5. Notches 
  6. Log Terms 
  7. Credits

03 Log building: Horse Start, Log Storage, Foundation, Level, Fist Logs

03 Log building: Horse Start, Log Storage, Foundation, Level, Fist Logs

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Preparation of building site and instructions for setting up pre-building site.Preparation of building site and instructions for setting up pre-building site.

  1. House Start
  2. Books
  3. Log Storage
  4. Foundation
  5. Level
  6. Fist Logs

04 Log building: Basic Building, Practice Notch, Saddle Notch, Start Scribe, Cut Notches, Cut Groove, Scarf

04 Log building: Basic Building, Practice Notch, Saddle Notch, Start Scribe, Cut Notches, Cut Groove, Scarf

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This video demonstrates a basic saddle notch practice technique and shows the complete procedure for placing a log on the building.

  1. Basic Log Building
  2. Practice Notch
  3. Saddle Notch
  4. Start Scribe
  5. Cut Notches
  6. \r\n
  7. Cut Groove
  8. Scarf

05 Log building: Other Notches, Blind Dove Tail, Lock Notch, Square Notch

05 Log building: Other Notches, Blind Dove Tail, Lock Notch, Square Notch

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Step-by-step instructions for the Blind Dovetail Notch, Lock Notch and Square Notch.

  1. Blind Dove Tail
  2. Lock Notch
  3. Square Notch

06 Log building: Round Notch, Modified Round Notch, Blind Wall Notch, Dovetail, Post Notch

06 Log building: Round Notch, Modified Round Notch, Blind Wall Notch, Dovetail, Post Notch

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Step-by-step instructions for the Round Notch, Blind Wall Notch, Dovetail Notch and Post Notch.

  1. Round Notch
  2. Modified Round Notch
  3. Blind Wall Notch
  4. Dovetail
  5. Post Notch

07 Log building: Walls, Windows and Doors, Choosing Logs, Placing Logs, Headers

07 Log building: Walls, Windows and Doors, Choosing Logs, Placing Logs, Headers

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Basic instructions for wall construction and control, openings for windows and doors and instructions for electrical access.

  1. Choosing Logs
  2. Placing Logs
  3. Headers
  4. Windows and Doors

08 Log building: Roof Systems, Floor Joist & Beam, 2nd Floor Joist, Fitting Joists, Check list, Post & Beam Roof Support, Roof Finishing

08 Log building: Roof Systems, Floor Joist & Beam, 2nd Floor Joist, Fitting Joists, Check list, Post & Beam Roof Support, Roof Finishing

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Complete instructions on placing second floor beams and for post and beam roof systems.

  1. Floor Joist & Beam
  2. 2nd Floor Joist
  3. Fitting Joists
  4. Finishing Prep.
  5. Check list
  6. Post & Beam Roof Support
  7. Final Preparation
  8. Roof Finishing

09 Log building: Roof Systems, Roof Structures, Start Truss, King Post, Purlin Braches, Tie Beam

09 Log building: Roof Systems, Roof Structures, Start Truss, King Post, Purlin Braches, Tie Beam

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Step-by-step detail on building king post trusses.

  1. Roof Systems
  2. Roof Structures
  3. Start Truss
  4. King Post
  5. Purlin Braches
  6. Tie Beam

Interior decorating: Gypsum Panels, Mouldings, Painting, Tapestry

Interior decorating: Gypsum Panels, Mouldings, Painting, Tapestry

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This video presents many techniques that exist to completely transform the look of one or several rooms in your home. For example it explains how to repair drywall, plaster, put up wooden moldings and wallpapper borders and  properly apply paint. Using the techniques and ideas provided in this tutorial video you can create unique and personalized decors. This tutorial video explains a multitude of decorating ideas and shows you how you too can do it yourself. This DIY video contains precious technical information, a lot of  tradesman's tricks, and a few ingenious new products, so the results of your home decor projects will be well made and durable. With the information in this DIY video you will succeed in your own ambitious home decoration projects. It will be indispensable for anyone wishing to renovate or simply redecorate one room in a home.

This video includes:

  • Drywall installation
  • Plastering and plaster repair
  • Installation of wood mouldings on doors, windows, baseboards and ceilings
  • Interior painting
  • Surface preparation before painting
  • How to undercoat a wall
  • Painting and staining wood
  • Sponge painting
  • Rag and stencil painting
  • How to hang wallpaper
  • How to hang wallpaper borders by yourself

How to Build a Garden Shed

How to Build a Garden Shed

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An easy way to build a light-filled shed

A basic floor plan and simple framing

How to Build a Garden Shed, Justin Fink walks you, step by step, through the process of fabricating and assembling an attractive shed that does not require stud walls, asphalt shingles or a single sheet of plywood. From the solid-plank floor to the cleverly designed roof, this sturdy timber-frame look is achieved without expensive materials or a high level of skill.

  • Foundation and Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Cedar Shingle & Polycarbonate-Panel Roofing
  • Windows, Doors & Furring Strips
  • Lower Trim & Clapboards
  • Upper Trim & Board-and-Batten Siding

How To Build a Shed

How To Build a Shed

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See how the pros do it from start to finish

  • Introduction
  • Install the foundation
  • Frame the Floor
  • Frame the Gable Wall
  • Build the Bearing Walls
  • Build the Roof
  • Install the Trim
  • Install the Windows and Doors
  • Install the Lap and Shingle Siding
  • Install the Architectural Shingles
  • Foundation Systems
  • Siding Options
  • Accessorize your shed
  • Decide on shelving and storage options
  • Landscaping completes the look

Building a shed? See how an expert does it. Building a shed is a complex undertaking that involves many different skills and can easily blindside you with questions you didn’t anticipate. To help your project go smoothly, we developed this how-to video to fully prepare you for what to expect and how best to approach the job to ensure success.

Invest an hour and a half to get up to speed. Let Rick Arnold guide you through sixteen nicely paced episodes that show you how to start with the right foundation, measure for a perfect fit, construct and raise the walls, install door and window modules, attach siding, build trusses, and shingle the roof.

Learn additional techniques as you build your shed. Plus you’ll also find additional options for a laying a sturdy foundation and when to use each, how to build your own custom double doors, add interior shelving, construct a handy equipment ramp, and even landscape your shed.

Visualize critical steps with 3D plans. Before you begin, you’ll already have a complete overview of the project because demonstrations are illustrated with 3D diagrams that show you the shed from all angles. Plus you can easily review the video at any time to take another look.

Enjoy this mini-course in home building. With this video guide you’ll gain the know-how and confidence to build a handsome shed to complement your home. And you’ll also master a variety of techniques to help you accomplish other home improvement projects such as: installing flashings, timesaving ways to cut lumber, using a story pole, and more.

Master builder Rick Arnold is an experienced professional with more than 20 years experience, a nationally recognized seminar leader who conducts demonstrations at trade shows and conferences across the country.


How To Build a Deck

How To Build a Deck

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This expert guide helps you do the job right

Before you start, see how an expert builds a deck. Decks are popular projects for pros and homeowners but there are safety issues, building codes, and hidden problems to address upfront and throughout the process. This video takes place on an actual job site and includes some not-so-perfect moments to prepare you for what can happen. With fewer surprises, you’ll get better results.

Follow a master builder from footings to final trim. Master builder Rick Arnold walks you through every step of the project and points out potential problems – such as hidden rot, those all-important ledger board issues, and load capacity. And shows you how to remedy anything that might adversely affect your new deck.

Learn the techniques to get it right. Watching this video How To Build a Decks will save you time because you’ll thoroughly understand the process. If you square up the deck correctly at the outset – and check that it remains square at critical times – you’ll avoid bigger problems down the line. And you won’t ever have to explain why your deck is a little off kilter. That’s just one of many reasons why this video is worth watching and reviewing.

Be aware of code requirements. Throughout the video, you’ll be alerted to issues that may be regulated by local building codes. This will save you time and avoid the possibility of being denied a permit, or having to make costly changes, or re-do work to meet the proper requirements.

Working with the newest materials. You’ll do a much better job when you know what materials to use and how to work with them. Here are just some you’ll be introduced to: builder’s forms for footings, proper hardware and hangers, synthetic decking, railings, and decorative trim.

With this video guide you’ll have the confidence and the know-how to build a deck that’s sturdy, strong and safe – and one that enhances your home for years to come.


Building-Decks: How to Build a Deck on a Slope

Building-Decks: How to Build a Deck on a Slope

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All the hands-on information you need to build deck - from the most basic to the most sophisticated. On this learn video, professional carpenter Scott Schuttner builds two decks - one simple, single-level deck that demonstrates the basic principles of deck construction; the other a custom wraparound deck complete with stairs, painters and built-in seating. At each step of the deck-building process, you see firsthand how carpenter uses his proven, professional techniques to get high-quality results. For example, carpenter shows you how to:

  1. Dig and pour footings
  2. Install leak-free ledgers
  3. Build framework that's square, level and solid
  4. Make planters, stairs and built-in seating
  5. Install strong, good-looking railings
  6. Apply finishes

No matter what your skill level, seeing Schuttner at work will help you tackle your next deck project with confidence.


Doors and Windows: Steel Doors, Patio Doors, Skylights, Stained Glass Windows

Doors and Windows: Steel Doors, Patio Doors, Skylights, Stained Glass Windows

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The United States climate requires that doors and windows must meet the highest possible standards in insulation and weather proofing. They guarantee your comfort and security for many years to come.You will see in this learning video how to replace your front door. How to install new doors and windows, new patio doors, and skylights. You will see how to replace a regular window with a modern thermally efficient one. We show you how to install doorknobs, locks and other accessories - all to improve the appearance and quality of your house.

This video includes:

  • How to select quality doors and windows
  • Doors and windows
  • Taking proper measurements
  • Detailed installation instructions
  • Insulation
  • Casement windows
  • Sliding windows
  • Greenhouse windows
  • Steel doors
  • Stained glass windows
  • Windows in doors
  • Skylights
  • Doorknobs, locks and other door fixtures

Roofing: Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

Roofing: Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

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Ventilation, Asphalt Shingles, Skylights, Gutters

You will see in this learning video the complete refinishing of your roof, including the replacement of asphalt shingles, the application of self-adhesive  protective membranes, and the addition of skylights. You will also learn the basic principles of attic ventilation that are absolutely essential to the well being of your roof.The installation of new rain gutters is shown to give you a complete view of the work involved in refinishing your roof. Your roof will be protected from rain, snow, ice and heat for many years to come.

This video includes:

  • Measures to take for personal safety
  • Removal of old shingles
  • Repair of the supporting structure
  • Installation of a skylight
  • Installation of self-adhesive protective membranes
  • Installation of down spouts
  • Installation of asphalt saturated paper
  • The first row of asphalt shingles
  • Installation of shingles, valleys, and peaks
  • Installation of soffits below the cornice
  • Complete installation of rain gutters

How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

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Building an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

You will see in this video step by step instructions on how to  plan and construct an addition to your house. You will see the construction from the excavation up till the finishing of the interior. We take you through the construction of the wood frame, the floors, the walls and the roof, as well as the complete insulation of the new addition. You will also learn how to soundproof the walls and floors using new methods available to the construction industry.The knowledge acquired from this video will allow you to better plan and undertake the construction of the addition to your house with complete confidence in attaining professional results at a fraction of the cost.

This video includes:

  • Planning
  • Taking proper measurements
  • Excavation
  • Foundations
  • Waterproofing foundations
  • Insulating foundations
  • Pouring the basement slab
  • Construction of the frame
  • The roof
  • Insulation
  • Soundproofing of walls and floors

Framing floor walls and roof introduction. Framing for the making of an annex floor, walls and roof trusts

Annex insulation walls and attic. Insulation a new annex walls and roof using fiber glass batts and polystyrene insulation boards.

Planning an addition to your house. Panning the construction of an annex to your house.

Construction of the foundations. The construction of the foundations for an annex to your house. Excavation, framing, pouring the footings and the foundation walls.

Concrete foundations insulation. How to insulate the foundation walls form the outside using polystyrene insulation boards.

Damp proofing foundations. How to install a self adhesive membrane on the foundations walls form the out-side to prevent any water infiltrations in the basement.


How to Build a Block Wall Lay the Blocks

How to Build a Block Wall Lay the Blocks

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Block walls made simple with this step-by-step guide.


Basic Stairbuilding: How to Build Stairs

Basic Stairbuilding: How to Build Stairs

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Experienced carpenter explains how to build stairs. With information on straight-run, L-shaped and open-riser stairs, this unique video will prepare viewers for virtually any basic stairbuilding project they faced.

  • A Straight-Run stair
  • Rise and Run Calculations
  • Marking and Cutting the Carriages
  • Handing the Carriages
  • Treads and Risers
  • Railing and Skirtboard
  • An L-Shaped Stair
  • How to build stairs: The Landing
  • Installing the Carriages
  • Framing Under the Stairs
  • The Housed Stringer
  • Checking and Adjusting the Fit
  • The Mitered Skirt
  • Fitting the Treads and Risers
  • Tread and Nosing Details
  • Butted Treads and Risers
  • The Newel Posts
  • The Handrail
  • The Balusters

Building Concrete Countertops: A Step by Step Guide

Building Concrete Countertops: A Step by Step Guide

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How to Make a Concrete Countertop

A step by step guide to fabricating beautiful concrete countertops by hand

Learn to build concrete countertops! This video provides step-by-step details on how to build concrete countertops using materials and methods. Led by our national trainer Rich Rhoades and specialist Matt Mondini, we go through the whole process: first templating on site, then each step of the fabrication process in our shop, and finally back to the customer s home for installation. Along the way, Buddy, Rich and Matt share the many techniques we ve developed over the years to produce distinctively successful results. Plus, there's extra information about Buddy's signature pressed technique, casting in place, custom molds and more.


Challenge Tommy Walsh

Challenge Tommy Walsh season 1

Tommy is a DIY action man-who-can, determined to train an army of raw recruits desperate to learn how to fix things properly and learn the basics. Set in England, in a house which becomes Tommy’s DIY academy, each episode sees two different homeowners being shown the DIY ropes. Full of tips, instructional animations and Tommy’s wisdom and bonhomie, it’s a must-watch series for anyone needing the confidence and the knowledge to do it themselves.

Energy Efficient Housing Series R-2000

Energy Efficient Housing Series R-2000 season 1

When you choose an R-2000 home, you will enjoy the best of all worlds: Advanced building technology. Energy savings. Protected indoor air quality. A level of quality assurance that no other homes can offer, with extra inspections, third-party testing and certification. A home with less impact on the environment. And with all of this, you can still choose any size, design and features you want.

R-2000 is the better way of building homes. If you are looking for a new home, look into the advantages of an R-2000 Home. Then make your next home an R-2000 Home!

R-2000 homes are the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible new homes on the market.

R-2000 homes are extraordinary homes. They are built to demanding standards for energy efficiency and indoor air quality that far surpass others in the marketplace. They are designed and constructed by extraordinary builders, who are committed to providing the very best for their customers. They are backed by a quality assurance process that’s unique in the industry. And every R-2000 home is certified by the Government of Canada. That ’s truly extraordinary.

If you are thinking about buying a new home, take the opportunity to find out what R-2000 is all about. Browse through this site, check R-2000 in Your Area and spend some time talking with R-2000 builders in your community. Then make your next home an R-2000 home.

TV Series made in 1987 about every aspect of building an energy efficient home. A 20 Program series plus a promotional video. Produced by TVOntario and The Ministry of Energy 1987. Very good information and is extremely hard to find as the R-2000 program has been sold to a private company and is being marketed all over the world.

As thousands of homeowners have discovered, R-2000 is the smart new home choice.

R-2000 is made-in-Canada home building technology with a worldwide reputation for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. The R-2000 Standard is a series of technical requirements for new home performance that go way beyond building codes.

The R-2000 mission is: To promote the energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of Canada’s new housing stock through an industry-led, market-driven, leading edge housing standard presented as a co-operative partnership of the private and public sectors.