October 1987 Table of Contents

A Radon Guide for New Construction

These low-cost measures will make radon removal easy if needed later. Read more

Fighting Fire With Good Design

Fire codes, fire cuts, fire walls, fire stops, draft stops, and almost everything else you ought to know about building safe houses. Read more

Lighting Basics

Tips and techniques for effective residential lighting, by two leading architects. Read more

Sandblasting Saves Time and Money

Sandblasting can be just the thing to save fire-damaged buildings. Here’s when you should and shouldn’t use the technique, and how to do it right. Read more

Self-Leveling Underlayments

Repair and level wood or concrete floors with pourable floor toppings. Here, we compare gypsum- and cement-based formulas. Read more

Shopping for Pre-Built Stairs

A survey of the options, costs, and construction details to look for in pre-built stairs. Read more

On the House Felt is Worth it

Felt is Worth it Read more

Kitchen & Bath
Backfill: Not Just a Quick Paint Job

How to mix house paint with fine art Read more

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