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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

    When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.

     
  • Working With Foam Subfloor Adhesive

    The pros and cons of working with DAP SmartBond polyurethane subfloor adhesive, which goes on like foam sealant but collapses to a sticky gel.

     
  • OSI Quad Max Sealant

    The new Quad Max formula offers strong adhesion to a wider variety of building materials as well as greater stretch than other sealants, the manufacturer says.

     
  • Trending Accessibility Fusion Shower Pan

    This easy-to-install load-bearing glass-reinforced plastic pan is designed for use with curbless showers.

     
  • Task Lighting Angle Power Strip

    This flexible strip fits neatly into any inside corner. It’s available in various lengths and can be customized with any combination of devices.

     
  • Q&A: Backerboard vs. Plywood as Tile Substrate

    If the plywood subfloor is already in place, what makes a better setting bed for a floor tile installation: backerboard underlayment or plywood underlayment?

     
  • Schluter Systems Ditra Heat System

    This radiant heating system provides floor warming and uncoupling in a single layer.

     
  • Framing Over a Complex Foundation, Part II (Subscriber content)

    This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.

     
  • Installing a Fridge Cabinet in Pieces

    Working in tight quarters, a Portland, Maine, cabinetmaker builds a custom refrigerator surround in place by custom-fitting an end panel to an upper cabinet.

     
  • Installing Custom Cabinets on Toe-Kick Bases

    Starting with a site-leveled toe-kick platform base is one good way to get a kitchen full of custom cabinets installed plumb and level. Here’s a step-by-step look at the way one Portland, Maine, cabinetmaker gets it done.

     
  • Dacor's Distinctive French Door Refrigerator

    The refrigerator offers rapid cooling and quick-freeze capabilities, humidity-controlled shelves, and 22 cubic feet of storage.

     
  • AP Foil-Faced Polyiso Sheathing

    This Energy Star-certified board offers an R-value of 6.5 per inch.

     
  • Saros Single-Lever Kitchen Faucet

    This kitchen faucet’s self-cleaning technology keeps the spout free of mineral deposits thanks to resilient outlets in the faceplate.

     
  • Weyerhauser’s SturdiStep OSB

    These squeak-free stair treads are manufactured with a low moisture content.

     
  • Danze Parma Trim Line Faucets

    Danze’s new Neo Retraction weight system can be adjusted without tools and will be available on all of the company’s pullout faucets this year.

     
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    Framing a Curved Staircase

    Tim Uhler frames a curved freestanding stair and finds that it isn't as difficult as he anticipated.

     
  • Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go? (Subscriber content)

    If not properly detailed, tile shower pans are prone to leaking at joints. Industry expert Doug Horgan explains how to fix shower failures in a way that saves customers time, hassle, and money.

     
  • Debarking Red Cedar Logs

    Tips and tools for debarking cedar logs for use as rustic-looking porch posts.

     
  • Cover Guard Floor Protection

    Long used in the marine industry, this floor protection is flame retardant and impermeable to water, and includes a slip-resistant diamond-plate-pattern surface.

     
  • FibaFuse Paperless Drywall Tape

    This innovative product is applied like paper tape but won’t stretch when wet, resists mold, and isn’t prone to bubbling.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking