November 1992 Table of Contents

Coping With Shrinking Wood Callbacks

Whether it’s framing lumber or finish flooring, wood shrinks and swells, causing problems in your finish work. Here’s how to prevent callbacks. Read more

Flashing a Chimney the Right Way

A chimney specialist shows how to install flashing that will prevent leaks for the life of the chimney. Read more

Glass Block in the Bathroom

A master tilesetter shows how to incorporate glass block into a tiled bath. Read more

Kitchen Design Basics

An architect discusses the essential ingredients of a well-planned kitchen: cabinet and appliance dimensions, lay-out variations, storage schemes, and dining options. Read more

New Products for Kitchen and Bath

Our K&B reviewer finds some good values amid the glitz and glitter of this year’s industry show. Read more

Putting Your Punchlist to Work

A well-planned punchout procedure will ensure you exit the job gracefully — and get the last check. Read more

Q & A
Q&A: Bonding Treated Wood

Q: What kind of adhesive should I use to bond CCA-treated decking to treated joists? Read more

Q&A: Waterproofing vs. Dampproofing

Q: There seem to be a lot of products on the market that solve problems with leaky basements. Some are for "dampproofing" and others for "waterproofing." What is the difference? Read more

Q&A: Drywall Callback in Bathroom

Q: We are getting a callback on drywall screws in a bathroom that are showing through the paint and getting darker with age. What might be causing this? Read more

Q&A: Redwood Stains

Q: On elevated decks, the redwood decking often causes black streaks on the joists below. How can we prevent this? Read more

Builder's Library

Environmental resources Read more

For What It's Worth

A Better Wood Than Wood Read more

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