November 1, 1991
Creating private, light-filled spaces when houses are close together.
September 1, 1991
Reading about Paul Hirsch's discovery that joint compound will remove wallpaper paste reminded me of the time back in 1960 when I made a similar discovery. I was a struggling jack-of-all-trades…
Finishing on schedule and within budget demands careful planning at the start.
Three simple, problem-solving framing techniques.
Three basic shoring techniques for making structural repairs.
Using driven piles and grade beams to build on soft ground.
July 1, 1991
Basic tools produce a quartzite surface that's easy on the toes.
Notching the skirtboard over the risers for a better-looking job.
Decorative tiles liven up a kitchen.
I had to restore an old double-hung window that measured 4 ft. by 6 ft., but only one of the two sash weights remained in its pocket. To make the…
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