May 14, 2014
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September 12, 2013
Cathedral ceilings can offer generous open space in a great room, but they also can make a room feel cavernous and undifferentiated. In this "Drawing Board" article, architect Katie Hutchison…
May 17, 2012
Vented or unvented roof assemblies can work, but failure carries a heavy price
May 2, 2012
Design ideas, tips, and techniques for a unique coffered ceiling in kitchens, living rooms, basements and more.
July 14, 2011
We were preparing to hang a drywall ceiling from rough, unplaned joists. The chalklines for the strapping were virtually illegible. Our alternative method for laying out strapping worked so well…
June 30, 2011
As part of an extensive renovation project, veteran carpenters Don Carlson and Bill Broome installed a coffered ceiling in an enclosed sunporch. Their first challenge was dealing with the original…
April 28, 2010
Cost: $78 and up for stock products; custom products must be quoted
September 1, 2008
I hate installing fiberglass insulation, especially overhead. Faced with this task, I reach for the forklike tool shown in the drawings below. Made of 2x2s screwed and glued at their intersection…
July 15, 2008
To get inside corners right, the tape must be tight
For drywall novices, there's nothing more challenging—or messy—than finishing inside corners
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