September 1, 1985
An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway.
January 1, 1985
Extensive remodeling triples the space of a small Cape.
November 1, 1984
Without this final step of straightening the walls, the care taken during framing will have little effect.
September 1, 1984
With most of the thinking already done, nailing together a tight frame requires equal parts of accuracy and speed.
Whether flat-lay or coved, use a felt-paper pattern for best results.
July 1, 1984
Flashing and capping are the tricky parts of the job.
A production method for translating the blueprints to the wall plates.
May 1, 1984
Shingling with stone will give you a roof that lasts for generations.
One mason's approach to framing, layout, and bricklaying technique.
March 1, 1984
With production techniques and the right materials, a solid, squeakless floor is a day's work.
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