Marking and cutting in a single knife stroke and using a router to incise for electrical boxes make a tedious job faster and easier.
Picking a Portable Table Saw
Small enough to carry, big enough to rip green 2x12s, accurate enough for finish work.
Careful preparation and a boatload of masking tape are the keys to high-quality, high-production interior painting.
Installing Steel Roofing
A little more expensive but a lot longer lasting, steel roofing is an easy-to-install, attractive alternative to shingle or tile roofs.
Building a Custom Box Newel
A hollow post made of mitered panels is easily detailed with stock moldings.
A Gable-Dormer Retrofit
Framing around an existing roof requires different skeletons for two similar structures.
Craftsman Style With a New England Flair
A tight building budget forces an architect to think hard about his family's lifestyle as he designs their home.
Reviving a Small, Dark Kitchen
Mixing historical detail and modern design makes a cheery new space fit a Victorian-style bungalow.
Reader Feedback: Issue 134, October/November 2000
Opinions differ on tropical imports As an importer of tropical hardwoods, I read with interest the article on decking materials in your June/July issue (FHB #132, pp. 64-71). Three things…
Great moments in building history: Breaking and entering with intent to wire
Laying Bluestone over a Wood-Frame Floor
Changing a 220v receptacle to 110v
Refinishing greasy wood