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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

  • 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.

     
  • A Safe Push Stick in 60 Seconds (Subscriber content)

    Taking just one minute to make this push stick could mean still being able to count to 10 on your fingers.

     
  • 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.