Laminate Flooring Is Here to Stay
It's better-looking and more affordable than ever.
A Durable Roof-Valley Repair
Eliminate leaks with peel-and-stick membrane and metal flashing.
Reinventing the House
Open building is a systematic method of efficient, adaptable design and construction that decouples a home's parts so they can more easily evolve to meet future homeowners' needs.
Yard-Sale Bureau Becomes a Bathroom Vanity
Transform an old dresser into a classy bathroom fixture.
Mastering Complex Crown
A multiple-piece cornice adds sumptuous detail.
Aluminum fascias and vinyl soffits never need painting, look great, and incorporate ventilation.
Lake Cottage Overhaul
This lakeside remodel developed a new form within the same footprint.
Building a Divided-Lite Storm Sash
Changing the setup of router bits is the key to quick window construction.
Hip-Roof Framing Made Easier
Measure from the rafter's bottom edge for exact layout.
Can a Circular-Saw Edge Guide Replace Your Tablesaw?
These systems offer a safe, precise way to cut sheet goods.
Reader Feedback: Issue 182, October/November 2006
Flood insurance of a different kind Recently, I got a phone call from my sister-in-law in Pennsylvania. She and her husband were nearly done building a new home on a…
Installing Step Flashing to Prevent Roof Leaks
The first rule of roof flashing is that water runs downhill; the second rule is that the first rule isn't without exceptions.
Great moments in building history: Using a cone makes you a lot cooler than walking around with a tape measure
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