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  • Kitchen & Bath: Bathroom Trends from the K&B Show

    What’s new from the KBIS show in Chicago

  • Resources

    Drywall installation guides

  • Toolbox: Handsaw Revival

    New-tech handsaws

  • Cordless Saw UPDATE

    Longer runtimes and greater power are making cordless circular saws more useful on the site. Our tool editor takes a close look at the available models.

  • Letters

    More on payment schedules, painting over knots, affordable design catalog announced, “green” building vs. “healthy” building, followup on tool pretenders, flitch beam details

  • Notebook

    Widespread problem with leaky copper pipes, toxic mold blamed for infant deaths, recharging your NiCad batteries, lumber export fee agreement reached with Canada, U.S. importing drywall from Britain

  • Notebook

    Cordless battery update, lumber price predictions, “green” building defined, geothermal heat pump rebates curtailed, job-site theft, storm shelters in tornado alley, algae-resistant shingles, residential silos

  • Products

    Patch kit for oversized receptacle holes, new anti-scald shower valve, terrazzo tiles, premixed structural-anchor cement, comfortable safety harness, drywall crack repair mesh

  • New Tools & Materials for '99

    Every year, we keep our eyes peeled for products that solve common job-site problems in a unique or inventive way. This year's collection has something for every phase of construction.

  • Products

    Cleaner caulk, new gutter guards, designer siding, bathroom defogger, sconce lighting, safety rails, fiberglass tub and shower wall, durable work wear