November 1, 2003
A simple palette of natural materials complements a comfortable home in a dramatic setting.
May 1, 2002
Q: I just bought a house from the 1820s, and I have to repoint the chimney. Which mortar will work with the existing mortar in the chimney? Dave Ericson, Newtown, CT…
February 1, 2002
A Massachusetts house designed by Ross Chapin is a good example of how to create a sense of spaciousness in a small home.
November 1, 2001
Q: I’m repointing a single-flue brick chimney on the gable end of a roof. When I was just about at the top, I realized that the chimney had not been secured…
It's the little things that make a good bathroom great.
May 1, 2001
Q: The engineers at our office have an ongoing debate about what causes the horizontal crack commonly found around the tops of brick masonry chimneys. Some argue that it’s related to…
January 1, 2001
Installing the flashing along with the bricks makes for a more secure and much better-looking job.
November 1, 2000
A little more expensive but a lot longer lasting, steel roofing is an easy-to-install, attractive alternative to shingle or tile roofs.
November 1, 1999
A frame-and-panel base topped with a broad shelf dresses up a plain fireplace.
September 1, 1999
Q: In recent Q&A items, Mark Eatherton has addressed the issue of venting high-efficiency boilers into masonry chimneys. But I’ve noticed that when a gas furnace in my area is being…
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