March 1, 1989
Upside down and backwards is the secret
January 1, 1989
Using a layout rod and shaper joinery to build outward-swinging windows with divided-light sashes and insulated glass
If you've ever had to beef up a pier-and-beam floor with some additional joists tucked between the subfloor and the beams, you know it can be difficult work in a…
November 1, 1988
Our company does a lot of remodeling work in established neighborhoods, and to make sure that we get off on the right foot with the people living in close proximity…
July 1, 1988
If you've ever had to slug it out with a wall to remove drywall for a remodeling project, you can appreciate how tedious it is. Faced with this problem on…
Up one side or down the other, apply them correctly
May 1, 1988
As I do remodeling work, I often need small pieces of wood of varying thickness to fill gaps. I need them around door and window frames, or when I have…
Try this trick the next time you put a built-up header into an existing wall. First, use a reciprocating saw to sever the nails at the top and bottom of…
January 1, 1987
Making a Victorian screen door.
November 1, 1986
One of the problems I have when remodeling a kitchen or bathroom occurs when I have to sweat-solder new fittings into an existing copper water-supply line. It is almost impossible…
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