March 1, 1984
With production techniques and the right materials, a solid, squeakless floor is a day's work.
November 1, 1983
Epoxy mastic on a plywood subfloor is a durable alternative to the traditional mortar-bed method.
May 1, 1983
Last year I designed and built a house that uses seven cantilevered 6x20 beams to hold up the second floor. The beams are exposed to view on the outside, so…
The mason's craft is easier when the bricks are laid on a horizontal surface.
Follow a pattern with powerful machines for best results.
March 1, 1983
How to lay out and install it.
November 1, 1982
Trying to rescue a tongue-and-groove floor without ruining it can be tedious and time-consuming. The technique that I've developed keeps damage to a minimum, saves a lot of time and…
March 1, 1982
In "Truss Frame Construction" (FHB #5), Mark White describes a way of holding up insulation with twine so it can easily be installed from above. Here's an alternative method we…
September 1, 1981
Here is a simple solution to the problem of getting tight joints when laying twisted or bowed tongue-and-groove decking. First, pick some good straight pieces for your first course or…
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