May 1, 1985
I live in a small town in southern Colorado. Less than 20 miles from my house the average snowfall is a whopping 500 in., so metal roofs are very popular…
January 1, 1985
Extensive remodeling triples the space of a small Cape.
When I fabricate site-built ridge vents like those described by Doug Amsbary (FHB #21, pp. 51-52), I use a jig to make quick and accurate 2x ridge-block assemblies. Once I…
November 1, 1984
Steam-bent shingles, curved framing and wave coursing create a roof with character.
This unusual project took some concentrated thought about the framing and an interesting roofing material to top it off.
July 1, 1984
A modular tool shed that's roomy, well lit and secure.
Flashing and capping are the tricky parts of the job.
Want an inexpensive alternative to storebought aluminum flashing, or a cheap roof for an outbuilding? Try your local newspaper. The aluminum litho plates used in photo-offset printing can't be reused…
May 1, 1984
Shingling with stone will give you a roof that lasts for generations.
March 1, 1984
When wood shingling a roof, keeping a ready supply of shingles close at hand can be a problem. The simple shelf shown in the drawing can be secured to the…
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