October 1, 1992
To avoid a sagging ridge or bowed walls in a cathedral-ceiling structure, first you’ve got to understand how a typical roof frame works.
September 1, 1992
Here's a way to lay out arches that need to have specific heights at the ends or center, even though the spans vary. First, snap a long chalkline on the…
July 1, 1992
Three framing methods.
May 1, 1992
When it came time to raise high the drywall for my ceiling, I put together a pair of quickie drywall lifts out of some pipe-clamp fixtures and 4-ft. lengths of…
March 1, 1992
Like Henry Jorgensen, I've had to hang a fair amount of drywall on ceilings by myself. But my method differs from his tip in issue #57 (p. 26). Rather than…
January 1, 1992
On my current kitchen remodeling job I had to patch a hole in the ceiling and match the existing drywall texture. The old texture looked like it been blown on…
A method for running wide, paint-grade crown moldings
November 1, 1991
Building built-up girders, headers and beams can be a nuisance if the components aren't straight. The drawing shows a simple way to use a hammer and a 16d nail to…
September 1, 1991
Our company recently remodeled an office suite, and part of the job included replacing the ceiling. The new ceiling was to be of the same material as the old one…
Three simple, problem-solving framing techniques.
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