They're not just for gluing up: Clamps can serve as handles and locks, or as helpers that never file for unemployment.
Whether you're remodeling an older home or just living in one, knowing how to minimize exposure to lead will help you to keep you and your family healthy.
Orient the house and windows to ensure that all important spaces receive abundant, balanced light.
Once you know the steps, mounting and wiring a meter base and breaker panel are easier than you might think.
A shop-built jig creates a combination butt-miter joint that looks good year round.
Framer Larry Haun shows how he built this simple garden structure with plank walls made from salvaged lumber.
Framing a Dramatic Dormer
If doghouse dormers or shed dormers aren't dressy enough, A-dormers can add an exciting design note, and they're easier to seal against the elements.
Sizing an Electrical Service
Although a 200-amp service is adequate for most residences, calculating the actual load is a good idea. This chart from Code Check Electrical can help you with your calculations.
Reader Feedback: Issue 150, October/November 2002
Call before you dig Thanks to John LaTorre for a great article on skid-steer loaders (FHB #149, pp. 68-75). I am an electrical contractor, and I absolutely love the chance…
The Turn of the Screw
Great moments in building history: You have to bring your own equpiment if you want something done here
Proper Care and Fitting of Respirators for Lead Dust Protection
Workers need more than paper masks when lead dust starts flying