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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • Pyrolave Enameled Lava Stone Countertop

    According to the manufacturer, you can safely lay a hot pan on this Pyrolave countertop's surface. The product's signature look is a delicate crazing that appears in the glazing during manufacture. Built-in drain boards and sinks are available.

     
  • Building Better Eaves

    Roof overhangs can be finished in a number of materials and constructed in a wide variety of different ways. Here's what you need to know to construct eaves that will survive the test of time.

     
  • Thermal Imaging With a Blower Door (Subscriber content)

    Though it's impossible to seal every hole in an existing building to prevent air leaks, here's a procedure you can use to identify the worst leaks in order to tighten the home as cost-effectively as possible.

     
  • Rigid Roof Board

    A closed-cell EPS bonded to high-density polyisocyanurate cover board, InsulFoam’s HD Composite has a UL Class-A fire rating.

     
  • Broan Nu-Tone Best WPD39M Series Outdoor Range Hood

    UL listed for use in damp locations, the Best WPD39M Series Range Hood is designed to be installed outdoors in a covered patio or lanai area.

     
  • Replacing the Trim Around a Classic Doorway (Subscriber content)

    Upgrading the trim on a vintage home such as this one gives an old doorway a new life.

     
  • Tips for Building a Double Winder Stair (Subscriber content)

    In building this double winder stair, remodeler Dave Holbrook used modular boxes to stack one tread and riser at a tim.

     
  • DeWalt Mobile Pro Construction Calculator App (Subscriber content)

    JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.

     
  • Flexo PET Sleeve

    Using Flexo's braided PET yarn sleeves, which come in various sizes and colors, is handy for preventing hoses from snagging and damaging your work.

     
  • Maine Heritage Timber Reclaimed Wood Trim

    Old-growth timber lost during logging operations a century ago gets a new lease on life as interior millwork.

     
  • DAP Products No Clog Foam

    The manufacturer claims you can reuse its Draftstop 812 polyurethane foam sealant up to 30 days after opening.

     
  • Gluing Laminate to Drywall - It's Not as Straightforward as It Sounds

    This thread from the JLC Forums starts with a question about what glues--other than contact cement--can be used in a tight spot behind cabinets to adhere a laminate backsplash.

     
  • Universal Design Becoming Common in Bathroom Design

    Universal design for the bathroom is catching on with contractors and designers.

     
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    Wayne Water Systems Sump Minder

    When there's a problem with the pump, the system sends a voice alert to the homeowner's cell phone.

     
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    Schluter Kerdi Shower Tray

    Part of the company's Kerdi Shower system, the polystyrene tray is used in place of a mortar base.

     
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    Armstrong Architectural Remnants Flooring

    The surface of the 12mm-thick laminate is embossed with the grain and texture of reclaimed wood to create an authentic look in a laminate product.

     
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    Noble Co. Thin-Bed Drain

    The low profile of Noble Co.'s Thin-Bed Drain makes it ideal for barrier-free applications.

     
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    GE Slide-In Double Oven Gas Range

    Your customers can bake two different dishes at two different temperatures while using a built-in griddle and a 20,000 Btu burner on the range top.

     
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    Speedy One-Handed Clamps

    From the potent 450 pounds of clamping force delivered by the Stanley FatMax Xtreme Auto Trigger Clamp to the extended throat of the DeWalt Rapid Return Bar Clamp, these speedy jobsite essentials can greatly increase productivity.

     
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    Makita LS0714 Sliding Compound-Miter Saw

    From light framing to finish carpentry, this Makita saw offers great cutting capacity and is light-weight.

     
 
 
 
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