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  • Products

    Interior trim; flashing

  • Dressing Up The Garage

    A high-tech floor coating, slat wall, and cabinets transform a single-car garage in three days.

  • A Door in Disguise

    This bookcase masks a hidden storage closet.

  • Polyurethane Paints for Wood Windows

    Q: My client's old wood windows are badly in need of a new paint job. My client, a sailor, suggested using a high-performance polyurethane enamel boat paint on the windows to cut down on future maintenance. It seems to me that if a finish can adhere to the hull of a wooden boat, it should be able...

  • Gluing Exterior Trim

    Q: When installing stained vertical cedar siding or fascia trim, what type of glue should be used for splices and corners? Some contractors like to dab a little stain on the cut ends of 3-degree splices or on 4-degree corner miters, but is there an exteri

  • Lumber for Permanent Wood Foundations

    Q: Is ACQ-treated lumber and plywood suitable for building permanent wood foundations?

  • Products

    Siding; adhesives

  • Offsetting Bearing Walls

    Q: There's a framing rule of thumb I've used for years that says it's okay to offset a second-story bearing wall from the first-story bearing wall below, as long as you don't offset it by more than the depth of the joist. We use this rule for standard dimensional lumber, but would it also apply to...

  • Sawn vs. Plywood Shims

    Q: Ideally, pier/beam connections are always properly aligned, with the pier at the right elevation to fully support the beam above. But in the real world, a little shimming always seems to be required. Are shims ripped from framing lumber really adequate

  • On the Job

    Tile rug; blown-in cellulose