May 1, 1999
Framing the entire gable while it's flat on the deck is fast and easy. Raising it is a challenge and a danger.
March 1, 1999
Q: Fine Homebuilding has featured many houses over the years with decorative patterns woven into the shingle courses. One such example with a diamond pattern appears in issue #105 on p.…
November 1, 1998
I've seen a number of tips for cutting outside corners on shingled walls, but none is as simple or foolproof as the method shown in the drawing. As illustrated, I…
November 1, 1997
How a seasoned crew uses a story pole and an efficient work sequence to install this traditional siding
January 1, 1997
Q: I bought some oil-based paint a few years ago and never used it. Now, having sandblasted my siding, I’d like to use an all-acrylic paint instead because it’s supposed to…
November 1, 1996
Q: Our 90-year-old balloon-frame house has 3/4-in. interlocking bevel siding with a tongue on the top of each board fitting into a groove on the bottom of the board above. I need…
May 1, 1996
Woven corners are a good-looking and low-maintenance alternative to corner boards
March 1, 1996
Q: I am re-siding our house, first removing layers of old siding to expose 1x10 Douglas-fir sheathing. I’d like to shear over the old 1x10 sheathing with plywood. Is this structurally…
July 1, 1995
A carpenter's tricks for accurately laying out, cutting and fitting the classic wood siding
July 1, 1994
Q: Next year I’m building a house, and I plan to install board-and-batten siding. John Birchard’s article on this subject mentions an alternative method to provide nail backing for the boards: Instead…
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