September 1, 1996
I built my house on a tight budget, but I still gave it some customized touches that set it apart from neighboring houses. For house numbers, I used my computer.…
March 1, 1996
Simple joinery techniques yield a memorable feature for any garden.
November 1, 1995
Spillways and pools enliven a courtyard-garden entry.
I have seen many fence-post replacement techniques in the Tips column but never a solution to the challenge that I'm often confronted with: replacing a broken fence post when the…
September 1, 1995
Q: I am constructing a pole house using natural, peeled logs for poles. These poles taper with the shape of the trees they came from, and I need to know the…
May 1, 1995
Using backcountry lamination techniques to span a creek in style.
A pastry bag speeds this tedious job and gets the work done cleanly and efficiently.
January 1, 1995
Q: I need to know how to lay out the foundation piers for an eight-sided gazebo. Dennis R. Burr, Lumby, None A: Dan Daley, a framer in Bend, Oregon, replies: I’d…
Q: I have a concrete swimming pool built in the early 1930’s, and regular maintenance involves patching spalls and filling cracks. I use a portland-cement and masonry-sand mixture on the thinner…
May 1, 1993
Here's a variation on the post-extraction methods presented in recent editions of the Tips column (see Extracting fence posts and Improved post puller). Unlike those worthy techniques, which require levers…
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