John Carroll

John Carroll, author of Working Alone, is a builder who lives and works in Durham, N.C.

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Framing Eaves and Rakes Framing Eaves and Rakes

Full-size drawings and a handy jig speed layout and minimize the chance for errors Read more

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Retrofitting a Pocket Door Retrofitting a Pocket Door

Installing a door entirely from one side of a wall without disturbing finishes on the other side is possible, but requires a delicate touch. Read more

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. Read more

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Solo Installation of Crown Molding Solo Installation of Crown Molding

Techniques developed over the course of 25 years on the job take the place of a helper. Read more

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