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  • 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

  • Letters

    Fire-sprinkler costs reconsidered; epoxy for wood rot; credit-card commiseration; a vote for country of origin

  • Products

    Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more

  • On the Job

    Supporting an overhanging counter; quick tray ceiling; upside-down beam

  • Pressure-Treated Wood: The Next Generation

    Today’s treated-lumber producers promise good protection with less corrosion, but the jury is out on long-term performance.

  • Designing and Building Traditional Cabinets

    To control the finished look of custom kitchens, keep cabinet construction in-house.

  • Recycled Form Boards?

    Can concrete form boards be reused for framing, or does exposure to concrete weaken framing lumber?

  • Treated Wood: Rough Contact

  • Beating Wood Rot

    Use borate-based wood preservatives to stop decay and epoxy to repair the damage.