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More stories about Construction

  • On the Job

    Tricky miter; giant jig for big ellipses; tree protection

  • When to Call a Lawyer

    Contractors tend to avoid calling for legal help. Partly this is because they're used to solving their own problems, and partly it's because they don't want to rack up attorney's fees. But certain circumstances — let's call them legal emergencies — absolutely require immediate legal counsel.

  • Stretching the Span With Steel

    T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space.

  • Ridgid Quick-Acting Vises

    Ridgid's new Quick-Acting Vises have a trigger that frees the jaws from the adjustment screw, allowing you to open or close them quickly to suit the task at hand.

  • Capital Safety Protecta's Rebel CT

    Falls are the No. 1 cause of accidental death for construction workers.

  • 2007 JLC Index

    Our annual listing of features and departments.

  • Framing a Dutch Gable

    This method uses calculations and layout shortcuts to speed production.

  • Excluding Work From a Contract

    Most residential construction disputes happen because the contractor and the homeowner have different expectations about how a job will be handled.

  • In the News

    New fact sheet on Hispanic immigrants; loyal clients help umberyard rally after fire; worker injured in scaffold accident; more

  • Squeak-Free Stairs With Pocket-Hole Screws

    On a new-construction job it's a good idea to give the drywallers a heads up; they can cut the pieces that go on the bottom of the stringers and set them aside for installation after the stairs are finished.