September 1, 1983
Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions.
Precision-ground concrete blocks make it easy to build a wall
Laying out a spiral stringer with a little help from the trig tables.
July 1, 1983
How to pour the footing and lay the concrete block, and what to do about waterproofing, drainage, and insulation.
May 1, 1983
The mason's craft is easier when the bricks are laid on a horizontal surface.
March 1, 1983
How to lay out and install it.
January 1, 1983
A strong, fast and inexpensive alternative to poured-concrete or block-in-mortar walls
With only a few rules to follow, putting on a wood roof can be relaxing work with pleasant materials.
How to combine a deck with a roof that won't leak
A design with a circular closet in the center of the house calls for some special techniques.
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