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  • Innovative Products 2009

    A roundup of tools and materials found on the floor at JLC Live in Providence, R.I .

  • On the Job

    Making porch floorboards last; door-finishing jig; a simple tent

  • Custom Door Trim On an MDF Budget

    You can mill five sets of casing from a single sheet.

  • Letters

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

  • Attaching Deck Ledgers to I-Joist Cantilevers

    When I-joists are cantilevered over the foundation wall rather than directly supported at the sill plate, can a deck ledger be safely attached to the engineered rim joist?

  • Squirrels and Cedar Siding

    We installed untreated cedar shingles on the exterior walls of a vacation home in central Maryland. Now the owners are complaining that squirrels are eating the new siding. And the squirrels really are eating it - they're not just trying to get inside the house. Is there anything we can apply to...

  • On the Job

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

  • Installing Exterior Insulation in Cold Climates

    Airtight construction and a thick layer of exterior foam save energy and reduce the risk of rot and mold.

  • Restoring an Old Barn

    Carefully shoring the entire structure allowed it to be repaired one section at a time.

  • 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.