March 1, 2001
Spacing the siding away from the housewrap promotes ventilation and drainage for long-lasting siding and paint
Every load of tongue-and-groove siding contains some crowned pieces. If you run into this problem, there is no need to save them for the back of the house where the resulting…
September 1, 2000
Simple to build and more attractive than plywood, these shutters are also easy to secure when the big one is closing in
May 1, 2000
Thanks to cement backerboard, you can make a new countertop without ripping out the old one.
July 1, 1999
Q: My 1973 house in British Columbia has aluminum siding. In the spring, I want to change the color from gray and white to a brownish taupe color. Do you have any…
With simple site-made hangers, I can handle unwieldy lengths of clapboard all by myself. As shown in the drawing, my little siding aids are made of two clear cedar shingles,…
May 1, 1999
Framing the entire gable while it's flat on the deck is fast and easy. Raising it is a challenge and a danger.
March 1, 1999
Q: Fine Homebuilding has featured many houses over the years with decorative patterns woven into the shingle courses. One such example with a diamond pattern appears in issue #105 on p.…
November 1, 1998
I've seen a number of tips for cutting outside corners on shingled walls, but none is as simple or foolproof as the method shown in the drawing. As illustrated, I…
November 1, 1997
How a seasoned crew uses a story pole and an efficient work sequence to install this traditional siding
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