July 1, 1987
This year we have been doing a lot of decks and fences, and to simplify leveling the tops of all the posts I devised the jig that is shown in…
January 1, 1987
Our woodshed is near the driveway, where it is easy to load directly from our pickup. Unfortunately its loading bay faces into the weather, so I had to add a…
March 1, 1986
The drawing shows my solution to a problem that confronts just about anyone who lives in a house that is landscaped with vines on trellises. The problem is what to…
March 1, 1985
Meticulous shopwork and careful on-site planning recreate a local landmark
November 1, 1984
When I build or repair a mortarless stone wall, I fill the voids between the stones with gravel. This makes the wall more stable by locking the larger stones in…
July 1, 1984
Want an inexpensive alternative to storebought aluminum flashing, or a cheap roof for an outbuilding? Try your local newspaper. The aluminum litho plates used in photo-offset printing can't be reused…
July 1, 1983
While installing a set of oak posts and guardrails, I ran into a problem; The ornamental post-caps were over 4 in. thick and required four screws to attach them to…
February 1, 1983
A beach off of the coast of British Columbia provided most of the building materials needed for this Cedar Sauna.
September 1, 1982
On a trip to England years ago, I saw an old fence whose posts had rotted off at ground level. The rest of the fence was still in good shape,…
April 1, 1981
See how one builder constructed an outdoor sauna made out of cordwood masonry
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