July 1, 1985
A useful technique for old-house remodelers and those who build alone.
People who have worked with roofing slate know the value of a good slater's hammer for punching, breaking and trimming brittle slates. After using a traditional slater's hammer borrowed from…
May 1, 1985
I live in a small town in southern Colorado. Less than 20 miles from my house the average snowfall is a whopping 500 in., so metal roofs are very popular…
January 1, 1985
Extensive remodeling triples the space of a small Cape.
When I fabricate site-built ridge vents like those described by Doug Amsbary (FHB #21, pp. 51-52), I use a jig to make quick and accurate 2x ridge-block assemblies. Once I…
November 1, 1984
Steam-bent shingles, curved framing and wave coursing create a roof with character.
This unusual project took some concentrated thought about the framing and an interesting roofing material to top it off.
July 1, 1984
A modular tool shed that's roomy, well lit and secure
Flashing and capping are the tricky parts of the job
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…
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