May 1, 1984
A primer on these touchstones of Neo-Classical architecture.
March 1, 1984
Doing the job on a formal entry without tearing out jambs and trim.
Traditional results with table saw and router.
January 1, 1984
I have clients who collect fancy plates, and they needed more room to display them. Plate rails were the obvious answer, but the only available walls for the rails were…
September 1, 1983
Here's a slick way to make a three-face brick molding in one pass over the tablesaw. Mount two different blades (I use an 8-in. blade and a 6-in. blade) on…
July 1, 1983
Building the return is the tough part.
Recently the general contractor I work for was low bidder on the finish phase of a large Victorian-style office building. The job called for crown moldings, 20 raised-panel doors surrounded…
May 1, 1983
The cost of tile cove base is surprisingly high—about $3 to $4 per running foot. On the other hand, scribing a wooden baseboard to a tile floor is very time-consuming.…
March 1, 1983
Here's a jig for a tapering a piece on a tablesaw. For the base, take a straight 1x10 or 1x12 and measure the length of the taper, squaring off the…
January 1, 1983
The ends of exposed rafters that extend beyond the roofline will decay if they're left unprotected. Paint or stain works for a while, but both have to be renewed from…
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