November 1, 1986
Turning your attic into living space may be the remedy for your growing pains
March 1, 1986
Building a Victorian headquarters for George Lucas.
November 1, 1985
Anchor bolts and shear walls are the way to beef up older homes in earthquake-prone areas
September 1, 1985
After our company had painted and decorated the interior of an ornate 19th-century church, we had to install a new sound system. This meant drilling through a 20-in. thick plaster…
May 1, 1985
When fishing a wire for a doorbell recently, I ran into a seemingly impossible situation. I'd drilled the hole for the bell-push, and an angled hole through the wall plate into…
September 1, 1984
Whether flat-lay or coved, use a felt-paper pattern for best results
July 1, 1984
I recently hung some old doors that had been drilled to accept 1-3/4-in. locksets. These locksets needed replacing. To enlarge the old holes to house the new 2-1/8-in. cylinder sets,…
March 1, 1984
A short piece of copper tubing is an excellent tool for removing drywall. First locate the nails, either by prying loose one edge of the drywall panel or by tapping…
January 1, 1984
Insulated glass mounted flush with the roof in a low-cost, site-built design.
November 1, 1983
Antiquated wiring can be a real frustration during a remodeling job -- under a load, compressors and tablesaws are always blowing fuses. When this happens, I do one of two…
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