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Kitchen, Bath & Interiors

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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.

     
  • Thermador MicroDrawer Microwave

    The MicroDrawer microwave has 1.2-cubic-foot cavity space, the largest in the luxury segment, according to the company.

     
  • USP Two-Part Anchoring Epoxies

    Designed for embedding rebar or threaded rod into masonry, USP’s two-part epoxies include targeted formulas for nearly every jobsite condition.

     
  • Glideware Sliding Pot Rack

    This sliding maple rack with zinc hooks fits into a standard-depth base cabinet and extends fully into the workspace, making it easier to access pots and pans than from a drawer.

     
  • Kohler Tailored Vanity Collection

    With hundreds of drawer/door configurations, hardware pieces, organizational accessories, and finishes, the Tailored Vanity collection makes it easier to give clients what they want.

     
  • Bosch 30-inch Benchmark Convection Wall Oven

    The Benchmark convection wall oven includes optional side-opening doors, dampened hinges, a built-in meat thermometer, and an “EcoChef” feature that saves energy.

     
  • ClearMirror Fogless Shower Mirror

    A low-voltage heating pad on the back of the ShowerLite bathroom mirror warms the glass, eliminating fog.

     
  • A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes (Subscriber content)

    Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s durability, energy use, and indoor air quality. Myron Ferguson explains how drywall can be an important part of the air barrier of an enclosure.

     
  • Building Structural Brackets for a Balcony Deck (Subscriber content)

    Specialty building components expert Mike Rand provides pointers on constructing structural brackets for a balcony deck.

     
  • Q&A: Creating a Non-Combustible Wall Behind a Gas Stove

    What's the best way to create a non-combustible surface behind a gas stove in a living room?

     
  • JLC May Letters

    Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training.

     
  • Spotlight on Wood Countertop Refinishing

    We recently tackled an oak countertop refinishing project in the pantry of a client's home. This tends to be very dry wood, so when it checks, it can get big in a hurry.

     
  • Working With Flexible Flashing (Subscriber content)

    Some contractors still don’t understand how to get the most out of these products. Here are some tips for installations that stand firm for the long haul.

     
  • Boral TruExterior Trim

    Low-maintenance and dimensionally stable, Boral's TruExterior Trim now comes in a 1 1/2-inch thickness.

     
  • Armstrong QuikStix Drywall Grid System

    Armstrong’s QuikStix pre-engineered drywall grid system uses two types of studs. The company claims the system cuts framing time in half.

     
  • WarmBoard Warmsource Total Warmth System

    The Warmsource system simplifies hydronic heating by stuffing all the manifolds and controls into a little tank on top of the main storage tank and using X10 technology to eliminate the need for thermostat wiring.

     
 
 
 
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