March 1, 1994
An inexpensive electrical device saves lives and is required by building codes.
It can be done successfully if your floor isn't too hot, and the wood is put down dry on a dry slab and subfloor.
The best reroofing jobs start with a clean roof deck.
January 1, 1994
Q: I’d like to lay tile over an area where half the floor is a post-and beam with diagonal 1-in. subflooring, and the other half is a concrete slab on…
How to fit and fasten cabinets to wavy walls and floors.
November 1, 1993
If you've ever had to make accurate horizontal cuts in old lath-and-plaster walls, you know how difficult the task can be. Both the position of the saw and the flying…
I had to refinish a kitchen floor covered with composition tiles, and the first order of business was to-pry off the old tiles. But the tiles were well adhered to…
Synthetic materials can be worked like wood and polished like stone
September 1, 1993
My work is primarily remodeling, and keeping dust out of inhabited spaces is always a challenge. To that end, I salvaged a squirrel-cage blower out of a central-heating system and…
Q: I have a concrete patio in the corner of my L-shaped house. I plan to convert the patio to an enclosed sunroom. The patio slab extends 4 in. beyond the foundation,…
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