January 1, 1990
There's more to laying three-tab shingles than just nailing them on as fast as possible
September 1, 1987
My crew and I have been adding a second story to an older home, but before we could get to the framing we had to deal with the foundation. The…
November 1, 1986
Turning your attic into living space may be the remedy for your growing pains.
September 1, 1984
Whether flat-lay or coved, use a felt-paper pattern for best results.
January 1, 1984
Insulated glass mounted flush with the roof in a low-cost, site-built design.
A simple, effective foundation system for residential structures.
September 1, 1983
Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions.
Precision-ground concrete blocks make it easy to build a wall.
July 1, 1983
How to pour the footing and lay the concrete block, and what to do about waterproofing, drainage, and insulation.
A few years ago, I worked on a low-budget addition that incorporated a lot of recycled materials. One way we were able to save money was by building fixed-lite windows…
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