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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • Better Results With Vinyl (Subscriber content)

    A guide to best practices for product selection, installation, and repair of vinyl siding. How to identify better-quality products, and minimize problems by using sound installation and repair techniques.

     
  • An Efficient Box Truck Build-Out (Subscriber content)

    An organized work vehicle can save you a ton of time and effort, and it might even double as a portable workplace.

     
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    Retrofit Exterior Foundation Insulation (Subscriber content)

    Is there a minimally invasive, cost-competitive, easily deployable method of upgrading soil-side foundation insulation in existing buildings? Read on.

     
  • Real Carriage Barn-Style Door Kits

    When space is at a premium, barn-style doors offer a space-saving solution. These doors are available in several wood species as well as salvaged wood. The kit consists of the door and track and roller hardware.

     
  • Renaissance Induction Range

    The cooktop on this 30-inch Induction Range heats only under cookware, using electromagnetic energy to stimulate a pot’s iron molecules.

     
  • Summit Appliances Ingenious Refrigerator

    This counter-depth refrigerator packs 18 cubic feet of storage into a compact footprint and offers some handy features, including Power Cool for rapidly cooling the fridge compartment after loading groceries.

     
  • Proposal to Require Hot Water Pipe Insulation

    To curtail wasted water and energy, the NRDC and the UA propose that all hot water piping systems in new buildings be insulated, such as those serving lavatories, showers, dishwashers, and kitchen sinks.

     
  • Bona Mega Satin Review - Pecan Floor

    I've used alot of waterborne floor finishes over the years but my favorites are the ones made by BONA.

     
  • Homemade Miter Saw Stands (Subscriber content)

    Many carpenters make their own saw stands, which they can tailor exactly to the work they do. These stands are their workbenches, and because the stands are wooden, users can nail or screw their accessories anywhere.

     
  • Trojan Workcenter (Subscriber content)

    The concept of the Trojan Workcenter is simple: Two pairs of collapsible legs firmly clamp to a 2-by rail, which you supply; there’s an MDF saw table and two adjustable support rollers that clamp to the top of the rail.

     
  • Festool Kapex UG Mobile Miter Saw Station (Subscriber content)

    This station is designed to pair with the Kapex saw that many high-end finish carpenters like to use. The two extension wings give continuous support and provide extra work surface that is ideal for trim work, and simple flip stops allow repetitive cuts.

     
  • Hasting's Tile and Bath Modular Electric Towel Warmer

    Vola’s new Modular Electric Towel Warmer hides the technical elements behind the wall, leaving a cleaner look than radiator-style warmers.

     
  • Lee Unlimited Power Bench (Subscriber content)

    This stand won a Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade magazine in 2002 because it unfolded in a minute to become a long and sturdy 18-inch-wide stand, and it had an adjustable deck height to accommodate almost any saw.

     
  • Vadco Innovations Secure-A-Tank

    Secure-A-Tank brackets are a simple, inexpensive way to add support to contemporary toilets, reducing strain on bolts and gaskets. The plastic braces simply hook over the lip of the tank.

     
  • Outwater Design-A-Column

    A line of half-round column elements for cabinets, kitchen islands, and other surfaces, Design-A-Column includes columns and more in maple and cherry with a variety of designs.

     
  • Portable Miter-Saw Stands (Subscriber content)

    An informal survey reveals the most popular manufactured models, plus some ingenious homemade options.

     
  • Windfall Lumber Black Walnut End-Grain Countertops

    These countertops are made by fusing the end pieces of wood strips. Colors range from creamy white to light brown and dark chocolate brown.

     
  • Swithc Lighting Infina LED Bulb

    The Infina LED bulb screws into any fixture made for a standard Edison bulb, turns on instantly, and is dimmable.

     
  • American Standard Walk-in Bath

    The watertight outward-opening door on American Standard's Walk-in Bath makes it easier to access the tub seat, especially for wheelchair users. And the Quick Drain pump drains the tub in two minutes.

     
  • Working With Large Beams (Subscriber content)

    Tips for planning and equipment that will make working with large glulam or other engineered beams easier and faster.

     
 
 
 
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