Q: I own a brick house built in 1927 in Colorado. Our hot summers and cold winters have caused the mortar to break down and a lot of bricks to loosen…
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This production-line method of shaping helped put a new deck on a Tudor house.
Q: I am about to build a western red-cedar log house. The plan calls for a conventionally framed gable roof with horizontal-log gable ends. The problem is that when the end walls…
Surface preparation is the name of the game.
Beneath the surface, it's not the same as it used to be.
Coping logs with chainsaw and scriber.
Carpenters mix compound curves to build a bow window topped by an eyebrow roof.
Ten steps to secure connections.
Save your mortar for pointing, bed your stones in concrete, and remember there's no substitute for gravity.
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