January 1, 1993
When putting up plywood sheathing or siding, I use the angle-iron hooks shown in the drawing to support the bottom edge. They keep the bottoms straight, and the -in. offset…
July 1, 1992
Plan for the windows and doors first.
May 1, 1992
Exterior wood really takes a beating in the subtropical climate of Key West, Florida, where I work. So when a client hired our company to replace his deteriorated pine shutters…
January 1, 1992
One night I went to bed dreading the next day. Working solo, I'd be siding the gable end of a house with clapboards, my only helper on the ground cutting…
May 1, 1991
I replaced some windows in a 30-year-old house that was covered with cedar shingles, and try as I might I found it impossible not to scar some of the shingles…
November 1, 1989
How one builder supports the loads without a conventional header, then uses a trammel jig to cut siding and casing.
July 1, 1989
Custom-cut wood shingles make a variety of complex patterns.
March 1, 1989
On my old house, some of the clapboard is still secured to the framing with square nails. Where clapboards abut one another, they are scarf-jointed. This house was built before…
July 1, 1988
Up one side or down the other, apply them correctly.
September 1, 1985
For that authentic Cape Cod look and low maintenance, you can't beat cedar siding.
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