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…
July 1, 1988
Up one side or down the other, apply them correctly
November 1, 1987
When I was remodeling a house built in the 1920s, I made the decision to replace all of the leaky, double-hung sash with new windows. My new aluminum windows came…
July 1, 1987
The marking device shown in the drawing is used to establish cutlines for clapboards where they abut trim pieces. I find it to be especially handy for recladding old houses…
November 1, 1986
Bandsawing gingerbread takes method and practice.
September 1, 1985
For that authentic Cape Cod look and low maintenance, you can't beat cedar siding
May 1, 1984
Whenever I finish a building's exterior with vertical tongue-and-groove, shiplap or rough board siding, I use the method shown here to make straight, neat cuts. Every 3 ft. or 4…
March 1, 1984
Doing the job on a formal entry without tearing out jambs and trim.
Here's a quick way to get a tight joint with 3/4-in. thick rake boards where they meet at the roof peak. Tack your two rake boards in place on the…
July 1, 1983
Building the return is the tough part.
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