March 1, 2007
Bend 1x4s between the walls to get an expensive look without a lot of extra work
January 1, 2007
Q: Because my washing machine is on the second floor, it sits in a galvanized pan connected to a drain. But the other day, the discharge hose broke, spraying water onto…
December 11, 2006
John Carroll demonstrates a couple of cool jigs for laying out rafters and stairs.
November 1, 2006
My homemade drywall hanger, basically a frame that can be raised up with an automobile jack, takes a lot of the work out of putting drywall on a ceiling. The…
September 1, 2006
Hollow beams transform a room’s trim detail while making it easy to integrate lighting and run wiring
May 1, 2006
Bolted between rafters, an angled steel flitch plate can eliminate the need for rafter ties in cathedral ceilings.
November 1, 2005
Open up the ceiling, rearrange the plan, and this kitchen feels a lot bigger without adding much floor space
Thoughtful layout and the right tools help to bring this task within reach
January 1, 2005
Q: Our company is having difficulty putting up dropped ceilings efficiently. Actually, boxing in the ductwork is what slows us down. How can we be more efficient? Jeffrey Nixon, West Chester, PA…
Don’t cut the hole unless you know there’s enough room for the fixture.
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