January 1, 1994
I was recently faced with installing windows in a new house, all by myself. Here's how I did it, First I cut a couple of 2x4s about 8 in. longer…
November 1, 1993
Simple joinery, #2 pine and stock sash make inexpensive custom windows.
September 1, 1993
Bending plywood and joint compound make graceful curves in white walls.
March 1, 1993
When nailing together built-up window and door headers, I use 1/2-in. foam insulation between the 2x stock instead of 1/2-in. plywood (see drawing). The sheathing -- whether foam board or…
September 1, 1992
Time-saving lap joints can save money, too
July 1, 1991
My partners and I use drywall returns similar to the ones that Dennis Darrah wrote about in his article Drywall Detailing. We found, however, that some of the savings that…
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…
March 1, 1991
Two methods used to frame wave-like dormers.
January 1, 1991
More than just fishing for sash weights.
November 1, 1990
An alternative to wood trim around doors, windows and skylights.
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