This simple and effective technique for fitting a flat panel into an irregularly shaped recess can be done without any trial-and-error fitting, a ruler or any math.
Building a Fireplace
One mason's approach to framing, layout, and bricklaying technique.
A primer on these touchstones of Neo-Classical architecture.
Care and use of a tool that gets little attention these days.
Plumb, level and square
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