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  • Fast Job-Site Joinery

    Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately.

  • Custom-Carved Corbels

    As part of a job finishing a side-porch addition to a Victorian home, I had to reproduce six decorative corbels.

  • Rockler Woodworking and Hardware SpeedCope

    The SpeedCope costs way less than the $2,000 coping machines you find in a production wood shop — but it does a better job than a $35 handheld plastic template that fits only one type of molding and angle.

  • Installing a Wood Parquet Floor

    Assessing the moisture content and surface condition of the slab was the critical first step.

  • Back-Priming Fiber-Cement Siding

    Q: We ordered preprimed HardiePlank lap siding to finish a project, but when it was delivered, we discovered that the backs were left unprimed. Normally, we back-prime wood clapboards, but I'm not sure this step is needed with fiber-cement siding, and the manufacturer's Web site is mute on the...

  • On the Job

    Open valley flashing; cooler cabinet

  • Practical Cabinetmaking

    Build great-looking kitchens with these simple, efficient methods.

  • Products

    Toekick drawers; ductless cooktop exhaust; trimmable truss; low-profile smoke alarm; flexible cement board; light MDF; more

  • Watering Manhattan

    They’ve been an integral part of New York City’s skyline for more than a century: thousands of wooden water tanks, banded with steel and capped by conical plywood roofs, perched alone or in clusters on buildings throughout the borough.

  • In the News

    Prevailing-wage rules complicate stimulus weatherization work; condo survives shaketable test; Minnesota requires fall-prevention screens in multi-unit dwellings; more