Make evenly-spaced slots with a job-site router jig
One night I went to bed dreading the next day. Working solo, I'd be siding the gable end of a house with clapboards, my only helper on the ground cutting…
I replaced some windows in a 30-year-old house that was covered with cedar shingles, and try as I might I found it impossible not to scar some of the shingles…
How one builder supports the loads without a conventional header, then uses a trammel jig to cut siding and casing.
Custom-cut wood shingles make a variety of complex patterns.
On my old house, some of the clapboard is still secured to the framing with square nails. Where clapboards abut one another, they are scarf-jointed. This house was built before…
Up one side or down the other, apply them correctly.
For that authentic Cape Cod look and low maintenance, you can't beat cedar siding.
Whenever I finish a building's exterior with vertical tongue-and-groove, shiplap or rough board siding, I use the method shown here to make straight, neat cuts. Every 3 ft. or 4…
Jigs and careful planning make quick, accurate work of a potentially tedious job.
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