Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.


Featured Articles


Fast, Safe, and Accurate Tile Cutting

How to choose and use the right tool for the task


Building Science




All Foundations & Framing Articles




Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • Work-Life Overlap or Perfect Timing?

    Roe Osborn admires the fine quality (and eclectic) interior details found in this historic Cape Cod mansion.

  • Installing the Curb for a Tile Shower

    Building the curb for a tile shower is quicker and simpler using Schluter Kerdi-Board and Kerdi waterproof membrane. Kennebunk, Maine, tile pro Tom Boucher shows how it’s done.

  • Air-Sealing Retrofit for a Chimney Chase

    While they have the roof open, a weatherizing crew takes advantage of easy access to plug a major air leak around the brick chimney, using metal flashing and heat-resistant caulk.


Plumbing & Electrical