May 1, 1983
For me, the most .frustrating part of making and installing a heavy, handmade entry door has been finding the right hinges. Even with a good set of heavy butts, the…
The cost of tile cove base is surprisingly high—about $3 to $4 per running foot. On the other hand, scribing a wooden baseboard to a tile floor is very time-consuming.…
March 1, 1983
Here's a jig for a tapering a piece on a tablesaw. For the base, take a straight 1x10 or 1x12 and measure the length of the taper, squaring off the…
A good rock supply, tight joints and hidden mortar are the secret to the solid, structural look.
How to lay out and install it.
Hanging cabinet doors is easy for most threehanded craftsmen: One hand keeps the door plumb and flush to the cabinet frame, one keeps the bottom of the door at the…
January 1, 1983
For cutting crown molding I use a fixture made from an ordinary wooden miter box and two 1x stops. First, find the horizontal dimension (X in the drawing) of the…
A design with a circular closet in the center of the house calls for some special techniques.
With only a few rules to follow, putting on a wood roof can be relaxing work with pleasant materials.
How to combine a deck with a roof that won't leak
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