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Interior

  • 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

     
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    Greek Revival Column Repair

    An impressive colonnade is repaired stave by stave

     
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    The Fine Art of Floor Planing (Subscriber content)

    Caillebotte's "Les Raboteurs de Parquet” shows workers using 19th century hand tools

     
  • Copemaster Update (Subscriber content)

    You can still buy parts -- and a new model is in the works

     
  • Patching Veneer Plaster (Subscriber content)

    Tips from a thread on fixing a hole in a plaster ceiling

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking