November 1, 1994
On a recent remodeling job I needed a couple of the metal safety plates that are used to shield plumbing and wiring from drywall nails. In my bucket of parts…
A masonry facade is an economical way to give wood-frame walls the look of solid stone
With careful layout and efficient assembly, you can piece together affordable cabinets from mix-and-match doors, drawers and boxes
September 1, 1994
The trick is in laying out and building the splayed walls of the lightwell.
Solid, durable and attractive, an uncommon countertop can be cast from common materials
July 1, 1994
I just remodeled a kitchen, adding granite countertops, a heavy, commercial-style range and ceramic-tile floors. I was concerned about the floor's flexibility. If it was too bouncy, the grout would…
May 1, 1994
A plumb-bob foundation layout and a cable-tensioned balustrade customize a tract house.
It's a messy job, but sometimes I have to plunge my circular saw through several layers of asphalt shingles to cut a hole in an old roof. Before I bury…
While renovating my 1850s home, I had to remove the old plaster and lath from the living-room walls. Because this was to take place over a long weekend, and because…
March 1, 1994
While all of the thick talk of geometry can make a bow window seem daunting, it's really not that difficult to frame and install.
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