Top 30 Found for DIY Stairs Courses Online

Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Floor

Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Floor

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Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. In Framing Floors & Stairs, Larry Haun and his brother Joe frame the floor of a basic 1,600-sq. ft. house.

They take you step by step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures and handle tools and materials efficiently.

Here's your chance to watch a framing master at work, and to become a better, more efficient carpenter yourself. Each section of the tape covers a specific topic in detail: sills joists posts and girders sheathing floors The companion book to this video is The Very Efficient Carpenter.

Larry Haun has been a production framer for almost 40 years and a teacher of apprentices for almost 25. He has honed his skills and techniques on hundreds of tract and custom houses, finding countless ways to save time, reduce costs, minimize problems and improve quality.)


How to Install a Hardwood Floor. Laying Hardwood Floors

How to Install a Hardwood Floor. Laying Hardwood Floors

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Laying Hardwood Floors. In this video flooring expert installs oak strip flooring in his own home complete with uneven floors and walls. With safety and efficiency the step by step instructions show you how to get the best professional results.


How to Install Tile on a Countertop. Tiling Countertops

How to Install Tile on a Countertop. Tiling Countertops

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Ceramic-tile countertops can be as attractive as they are practical. Countertop is the perfect introduction to the techniques of tiling. With a bathroom as his job site, professional tilesetter demonstrates how to get traditional results with modern materials. You'll learn

  • how to work with both backer-board and mortar-bed substrates,
  • how to trim tile around a sink,
  • how to detail countertop for a clean, crisp look.

If this is your first go at tilesetting, professional tilesetter gives you the confidence to see the job through. If you're an experienced tilesetter, you'll find this video full of new ideas to bring to your next tile job. By watching tilesetting, you'll learn how to: lay out tile for an orderly appearance in any shaped space, determine the proper consistency and coverage for thinset, cut tile, using a snap cutter, biters and a wet saw, and finish a grout job that requires no next-day scrubbing.

Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, tilesetter handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows.

Rich in visual detail, the learn video is clear enough for beginners and specific enough for professionals. Tilesetter teaches you to see the creative possibilities in awkward situations: a badly placed pony wall, for instance, becomes an attractive focal point when you tile it with a cove and a contrasting pinstripe.

You'll learn how to:

  • use a jury stick to compare alternative layouts quickly
  • apply a moisture membrane for a waterproof substrate
  • mix mortar and float a vertical bed
  • cut and shape tile, using biters and a snap cutter

Tiling Walls: How to Tile and Waterproof a Bathroom Walls and Shower

Tiling Walls: How to Tile and Waterproof a Bathroom Walls and Shower

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Once you learn what professional tilesetter shows you in this step-by-step video workshop, you'll be able to tile any wall in house. From layout to grouting, experienced master offers his special insights into the techniques you need to installing tile walls. Using a bathroom as his setting, tilesetter handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing, and windows. The video workshop is clear enough for beginners and specific enough for professionals. Tilesetter teaches you to see the creative possibilities in awkward situations: a badly placed pony wall, for instance, becomes an attractive focal point by tiling it with a cave and a contrasting pinstripe. By watching Byrne you'll learn to se a jury stick to quickly compare alternative layouts, apply a moisture membrane for a waterproof substrate, mix mortar and float a vertical bed, and cut and shape tile using biters and a snap cutter. As tile master demonstrates his craft, you'll experience firsthand the pace and subtleties of the tiling process. With practice, you'll be able to accomplish professional results on your own.


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

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.


How-To Guide to Landscaping

How-To Guide to Landscaping

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How to landscape your home! Master walks you through the most popular and manageable projects you can undertake to improve the appearance of your yard and the value of your home. He explains the basics of landscape design and details the tools, materials, and special techniques for a variety of hardscaping projects.

You will learn:

  • Design and Layout
  • Trees, Shrubs and Beds
  • Pavers: Preparation
  • Pavers: Installation
  • Tree-ring Retaining Wall
  • Three-tier Retaining Wall
  • Privacy Fence
  • Picket Fence
  • Chain Link Fence
  1. How to plan landscaping around house
  2. Tree, shrubs and beds to landscaping
  3. How to prepare for laying pavers
  4. How to Install Pavers
  5. How to Build Tree Ring Retaining Wall
  6. How to Build a Three-Tier Retaining Wall
  7. How to Build a Fence on a Slope
  8. How to Build a Picket Fence
  9. How to install chain link fence

How-To Guide To Ceramic Tile

How-To Guide To Ceramic Tile

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Dean Johnson takes you through the steps of installing tile floors, walls, and countertops. He also gives recommendations on underlayment, adhesives, and tools. In addition, you'll get detailed guidelines for how to layout tile, how to mix mortar.

Tiling is a big job, but there is no need to be intimidated. Here's a good learn video for the novice tiler. If you are thinking about a tiling job in your bath or kitchen, this video is well worth the money. Step by step instructions in preparation and layout are covered as well as grouting and sealing and care.

Good fundamental instruction in terms of basic tile installation.<\/p>


The Home Depot: Tiling Projects 1-2-3

The Home Depot: Tiling Projects 1-2-3

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Tiling Projects such as:

  • Tiling a bathroom wall
  • Tiling a kitchen floor
  • Tiling a bathroom floor
  • Kitchen countertop with sink
  • Installing a backsplash
  • Bathroom vanity with mosaic tiles
  • Tiling around a bathtub

Tiling techniques explained include:

  • Selecting tile materials
  • Estimating quantities
  • Cutting straight pieces
  • Cutting curves and holes

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.


The Kitchen: Design, Counters, Sinks and Faucets, Cabinet Assembly, Floor Coverings

The Kitchen: Design, Counters, Sinks and Faucets, Cabinet Assembly, Floor Coverings

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Design, Counters, Sinks and Faucets, Cabinet Assembly, Floor Coverings

Doing your own kitchen renovation can save you a lot of money. It will also be very satisfying to know that you did it yourself. You will see in this learning video how to plan and execute the complete renovation of your kitchen. The essentials of design are discussed. You will learn how to assemble and install kitchen cabinets and counters. We will explain the plumbing involved when you install a new sink and change the faucets. Vinyl floor coverings are discussed as well in this video guide. This video contains all the elements and tricks necessary for you to successfully renovate your kitchen. It is a complete and reliable source of information that will allow you to achieve professional results while saving money.

This Video includes:

  • Design
  • Installation of new cabinets
  • Replacement of kitchen counters
  • Sink installation
  • Faucet installation
  • Vinyl floor covering installation
  • Painting and decorating

Bathroom: Tub and Shower, Toilet, Cabinets, Tiles, Sinks and Faucets, Floor Coverings, Decoration

Bathroom: Tub and Shower, Toilet, Cabinets, Tiles, Sinks and Faucets, Floor Coverings, Decoration

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Tub and Shower, Toilet, Cabinets, Tiles, Sinks and Faucets, Floor Coverings, Decoration

You will see in this learning video how to plan and execute the complete renovation of your bathroom. Principal notions of design are discussed. You will see how to install new fixtures like a shower, whirlpool bath, low water usage toilet, and new bathroom cabinets, counters, sinks and faucets.We explain in detail how to install ceramic tiles and the complete decoration of your bathroom. If you just want to repair a defective faucet, or completely redo your bathroom, you will find in this learning video all the information you need for the job. Thanks to this video you can save money by doing it yourself and still get professional results.

This video includes:

  • Design
  • Wall construction
  • Basic plumbing
  • Soundproofing of walls and ceilings
  • Installation of a whirlpool bath
  • Installation of a shower
  • Installation of a toilet
  • Installation of sinks and faucets
  • Installation of counters and cabinets
  • Installation of fibrous cement panels
  • Installation of ceramic tiles
  • Installation of vinyl floor covering
  • Applying primer sealer and finishing paint

Flooring: Hardwood, Parquet, Laminated Flooring, Ceramic, Floors Around Fireplaces

Flooring: Hardwood, Parquet, Laminated Flooring, Ceramic, Floors Around Fireplaces

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In this learning video you will see a range of different floor coverings that will suit all the rooms of your house, from the bathroom to the basement. You will learn how to professionally install different floor coverings yourself while saving money. You will also learn how to level a crooked floor with plywood.You will learn how to install hardwood floors, laminated floors, parquet floors, ceramic tile floors and natural slate flooring.

This video includes:

  • Construction of a plywood sub-floor
  • Installation of an self-adhesive floor sealing membrane
  • Pre varnished hardwood flooring
  • Wood parquet flooring
  • Laminated flooring
  • Ceramic flooring
  • Natural slate flooring
  • How to seal a basement floor
  • Floors around fireplaces

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.


How to Build a Stone Wall

How to Build a Stone Wall

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This learning video will show you how to build strong and beautiful walls to enhance any location.<\/p>


Tiling Floors: How to Lay Tile on Floor in Bathroom and Shower

Tiling Floors: How to Lay Tile on Floor in Bathroom and Shower

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Ceramic tile is a versatile and popular material for all kinds of floors. By learning how professional tile setter Michael Byrne handles the challenges of tiling a watertight bathroom floor and preparing a shower pan, you'll be able to tile any floor in your home, including kitchens, entryways and patios. After an overview of the basic procedures, Byrne gets right into the problem-solving process. You'll find out how to prepare an ideal surface for tiling and how to cut tile efficiently, producing edges that will look and feel right.

Beginners will appreciate the clarity and ease of the presentation, while seasoned pros will find Byrne's methods usefully detailed. By watching Byrne you'll learn how to: use a border to simplify and enhance a diagonal layout, mix and float mortar for a substrate that's level and sturdy, incorporate expansion joints so that cove tiles won't crack, and shape a sloping shower pan that won't leak.

  1. Installing the Moisture Membrane
  2. Applying the Reinforcing Mesh
  3. Mixing Deck Mud
  4. Floating a Mortar Floor
  5. Beginning the Sloped Shower Pan
  6. Waterproofing the Sloped Shower Pan
  7. Using the Wet Saw
  8. Layout
  9. Mixing Thinset
  10. Setting Field Tile
  11. Tiling Around the Toilet Flange
  12. The Snap Cutter
  13. Setting the Border and Cove Tiles
  14. Grouting
  15. Conclusion

How to Lay Tile Floor on Plywood and How to Lay Tile on Wooden Countertop

How to Lay Tile Floor on Plywood and How to Lay Tile on Wooden Countertop

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  1. Surface Preparation
  2. Laying Tile
  3. Cutting Tile
  4. Radius Cuts
  5. Grouting
  6. Counter Tops
  7. Cutting Trim
  8. Cutting Sink Hole
  9. Tile Layout
  10. Style & Design

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

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.