November 1, 1985
A guide to the basics of deck construction
On sizing, laying out and choosing the right fittings for a residential waste system
September 1, 1985
A graphic way to lay out rafters without using tables
An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway
January 1, 1985
Extensive remodeling triples the space of a small Cape.
November 1, 1984
Without this final step of straightening the walls, the care taken during framing will have little effect
September 1, 1984
With most of the thinking already done, nailing together a tight frame requires equal parts of accuracy and speed
Whether flat-lay or coved, use a felt-paper pattern for best results
July 1, 1984
Flashing and capping are the tricky parts of the job
A production method for translating the blueprints to the wall plates
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