A Do-It-Yourself Molding Machine
Make a custom molding cutter to match the profile of old sash or other damaged trim.
Don't Skip the Primer
The right primer improves the look and longevity of a paint job.
Improving Kitchen-Cabinet Storage
Roll-out storage boosts capacity and utility.
Energy Efficient From the Ground Up
One builder's plan yields Vermont's most energy-efficient house.
They're not all the same, so don't just grab the first one.
Restoring Window Sashes
Yes, they're worth fixing. Those old windows were built better (and from better wood) than anything you can buy today.
Adding an Outside Outlet
Did you ever need power in the backyard? Here's how to get it.
Protecting A House During Construction
A scratched door, a chipped tub, or a broken window can sour a project in a heartbeat.
3 Fireplace Mantels
Different designs, different materials, and different techniques all yield great results.
Framing a Roof Valley
Do the math on a calculator so that you can concentrate on what's important: getting the rafters right.
Professional tilesetter Tom Meehan explains why installing glass is trickier than ceramic tile, and he shows how to get the job done right.
Reader Feedback: Issue 161, February/March 2004
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What's the Difference: Disposable Gloves
The frugal type will love the low price of latex gloves while nitrile gloves will satisfy those looking for more dependable protection.
What is the Difference
Using a water level
For simple projects, all you really need is plastic tubing and a bucket of clean water
Brick by Brick
Great moments in building history: An interesting method for chimney demolition
Using a Water Level
All you really need is a length of plastic tubing and a bucket of water
Tape Measure Tips
Not all tapes are created equal, so here are a few tips for making accurate measurements
Reboring a door
Condensation on housewrap
Hairline cracks in retaining wall
Stripping paint from a brick fireplace