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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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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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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    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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    Working With Composition Ornament (Subscriber content)

    Time-tested, inexpensive, and easy to apply, composition ornament is a handy way to add richness and detail to your work.

     
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    PVC Trim Adhesive

    PVC Trim Welder comes in fast- and slow-curing formulations and laminate grade

     
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    Box Newel With a Metal Stanchion

    Steel comes in handy to stiffen a newel post

     
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    TS 55 REQ Track Saw

    It's hard to beat Festool's ease of use and exceptional dust control, but be prepared to pay

     
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    PVC-Compatible Biscuits

    Versatex's #20 Plastic Biscuits are used to join PVC trim boards

     
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    Plaster Repair Strategies (Subscriber content)

    Minimize demolition by patching cracks, resurfacing with fabric, or adding a layer of drywall

     
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    Low Profile

    Embassy Ceilings look nicer than conventional suspended ceilings and eat up less headroom

     
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    Azek PVC Column Wrap

    Wrap the three connected panels around the post, then lock the fourth panel in place

     
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    Composite Beadboard

    Boral’s Tru Exterior Trim is made from fly ash and polymers

     
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    Tight Ladder

    The Energy Seal Attic Ladder has integrated weatherstripping to reduce air leakage

     
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    Quick Cable Rails

    A minimalist look for interiors and exteriors