November 1, 1990
Preventing roof leaks caused by ice damming.
September 1, 1990
How one builder stiffens walls by running studs from floor to roofline.
It's exasperating and dangerous to have hand tools such as hammers, staplers, or pry bars slide off a roof. To increase the likelihood that they'll stay put when you set…
July 1, 1990
With today's construction methods, the minimum code requirements may not be enough.
The drawing below shows my method for replacing a broken roof slate. Unlike the traditional repair method that is usually performed in our part of the country, this technique leaves…
May 1, 1990
Clay or concrete, a tile roof will outlast the next generation.
The secret to successful piecework, from hanging doors to framing roofs, is to break down a process into a series of simple steps.
March 1, 1990
Common shingles mimic a traditional reed thatch.
A quartet of gables is linked by California-style valleys.
January 1, 1990
How one carpenter calculates the tough cuts.
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