September 1, 1990
Creative responses to unusual specs.
March 1, 1990
We recently did a large residential renovation in which we had to remove nearly every wall on the second floor and a good deal of the roof. Getting this volume…
September 1, 1989
How to open up an existing bearing wall.
July 1, 1989
Using a reciprocating saw to cut an opening into a wall made of plaster and wood lath runs the risk of cracking the plaster around the edges of the hole.…
May 1, 1989
Not long ago my partner and I were working on a remodel that included putting in a new doorway through an existing wall. I was grumbling about what a pain…
March 1, 1989
Upside down and backwards is the secret
January 1, 1989
Using a layout rod and shaper joinery to build outward-swinging windows with divided-light sashes and insulated glass.
If you've ever had to beef up a pier-and-beam floor with some additional joists tucked between the subfloor and the beams, you know it can be difficult work in a…
November 1, 1988
Our company does a lot of remodeling work in established neighborhoods, and to make sure that we get off on the right foot with the people living in close proximity…
July 1, 1988
If you've ever had to slug it out with a wall to remove drywall for a remodeling project, you can appreciate how tedious it is. Faced with this problem on…
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