November 1, 1991
With careful detailing and proper flashing, exterior woodwork should last for decades
May 1, 1991
When remodeling or building additions, it is often necessary to cut existing clapboard siding along a vertical line. Problem is, the saw's shoe wants to hang up on the protruding…
November 1, 1990
A framing technique for soffit-covered eaves.
May 1, 1990
By the time we got the sheathing on our house it was winter -- too late in our rainy part of the world to take a chance on putting unfinished…
When the weather turns icy up here in New Hampshire, construction adhesives and caulks get so cold they won't budge out of their tubes. To prevent this, I installed a…
March 1, 1990
Siding, trimming and painting are easier when the walls are still flat on the deck
November 1, 1989
Making caps for decks and fence posts.
July 1, 1989
Custom-cut wood shingles make a variety of complex patterns.
Joining stock and custom-milled trim to make a formal entryway.
May 1, 1989
It usually takes two people to hang fascia boards. Even then it can be pretty precarious out there on the end of a rafter, straining to support a heavy fascia…
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