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More stories about Preservation

  • Tool Test: Trim Routers

    For light routing, these laminate trimmers do more with less

  • Great import: Yin Yu Tang

    Should you ever find yourself in historic Salem, Mass., skip the wacko occult shops — okay, stock up on black candles or whatever — and head over to the Peabody Essex Museum for a walk-through tour of beautiful Yin Yu Tang, an estate built circa 1800 to 1825 in Southeastern China.

  • A Handyman's Guide to Self-Preservation

    Keeping Tabs on Income

  • Interview Getting Into Insurance Work

    Insurance work may look like a gravy train of good-paying remodeling jobs, but there's a lot more to it. An adjuster-turned-restoration specialist explains the ropes.

  • Products

    Satellite-dish mounting platform; maintenance-free door frame; windows; heating products; historic restoration

  • Backfill: Down to the Sea in...a House?

    Moving a house by barge

  • Big Builder News Bits

    By Wendy Leibowitz. Los Angeles-based KB Home announced it had acquired Chicago-based Zale Homes for $33 million, including the assumption of debt. KB Home closed 21,778 homes in the United States in 2002, for gross revenues of a little more than $5 million.

  • In the News

    Fatal porch collapse highlights flimsy connections, self-draining housewrap, new wood preservatives raise corrosion questions

  • Backfill: Up-to-Date Roof

    Up-to-date roof

  • Q&A:Photo Documentation Tools

    Q. I'm involved in historic restoration and annually shoot a couple of hundred images. I'm looking for a simple (and inexpensive) software that will allow me to take the photos and do markups for comparison. What do you recommend?