May 1, 1990
I have made or repaired a lot of window sash, and while I'm pretty good with a putty knife, I still find that glazing takes an inordinate amount of time.…
January 1, 1990
How one carpenter calculates the tough cuts
January 1, 1989
Using a layout rod and shaper joinery to build outward-swinging windows with divided-light sashes and insulated glass.
November 1, 1988
A technique for folding skylight flashing.
May 1, 1988
Our solar house has nine clerestory windows, and four of them can be opened for ventilation. But opening them requires either a stepladder, a motorized opener or a 7-1/2-ft. tall…
March 1, 1988
Carpenters mix compound curves to build a bow window topped by an eyebrow roof.
November 1, 1987
When I was remodeling a house built in the 1920s, I made the decision to replace all of the leaky, double-hung sash with new windows. My new aluminum windows came…
January 1, 1987
If I'm installing half-round windows or arched windows with a consistent radius, I take care of the wall finish first. Although this method works with all sorts of siding, let's…
January 1, 1986
I use the counterweight shown here to balance movable insulated shutters, such as the ones shown in FHB #28 on p. 46. The beauty of this weight is that I…
November 1, 1984
The tools, materials and techniques of this craft haven't changed much in 500 years
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