May 1, 1992
This system combines traditional looks with efficient assembly techniques.
September 1, 1991
Reading about Paul Hirsch's discovery that joint compound will remove wallpaper paste reminded me of the time back in 1960 when I made a similar discovery. I was a struggling jack-of-all-trades…
July 1, 1991
Opening up a wall to bring the outdoors in
Basic tools produce a quartzite surface that's easy on the toes.
Decorative tiles liven up a kitchen.
Every so often I have to install a vanity top between two out-of-square walls. If the opening is wider in front, it's not a problem because I can slide the…
May 1, 1991
Strip-laminating arches to match straight casing profiles
When remodeling or building additions, it is often necessary to cut existing clapboard siding along a vertical line. Problem is, the saw's shoe wants to hang up on the protruding…
January 1, 1991
As we began a recent remodeling project, our first task was to protect the terrazzo floor. We put down a layer of black plastic, followed by a layer of plywood.…
I got a call from some people who wanted to expand their single-car garage to a doublewide. They didn't want to change the style of the garage—just stretch it. So…
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