March 1, 1989
On my old house, some of the clapboard is still secured to the framing with square nails. Where clapboards abut one another, they are scarf-jointed. This house was built before…
July 1, 1988
Up one side or down the other, apply them correctly
September 1, 1985
For that authentic Cape Cod look and low maintenance, you can't beat cedar siding
May 1, 1984
Whenever I finish a building's exterior with vertical tongue-and-groove, shiplap or rough board siding, I use the method shown here to make straight, neat cuts. Every 3 ft. or 4…
November 1, 1983
Jigs and careful planning make quick, accurate work of a potentially tedious job
May 1, 1981
I recently expanded a portion of my house and needed to remove an existing exterior wall. I wanted to match the original siding, so I searched local lumber yards for…
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