May 1, 1989
Time-saving techniques from the tracts
January 1, 1989
Using a layout rod and shaper joinery to build outward-swinging windows with divided-light sashes and insulated glass.
Whenever I'm hanging a door with wood jambs, I use a chisel or utility knife to lift a small sliver in the center of the head jamb. Then I use…
November 1, 1988
Whenever I have to hang a door -- especially a heavy one -- I get an assist from a 1-ft. long piece of 1/2-in. EMT (electrical metallic tubing). A piece…
March 1, 1988
Carpenters mix compound curves to build a bow window topped by an eyebrow roof.
November 1, 1987
When I was remodeling a house built in the 1920s, I made the decision to replace all of the leaky, double-hung sash with new windows. My new aluminum windows came…
May 1, 1987
I use a 6-1/2-ft. spirit level to plumb and straighten interior door jambs. In order to leave both hands free to handle the shims and to drive nails, I wedge…
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…
Making a Victorian screen door.
July 1, 1986
A job you can do quickly and well.
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