January 1993 Table of Contents

Bringing the Bathroom Up to Code

The bathroom is the most regulated room in the house. A contractor discusses the accessibility, safety, energy, and structural requirements you must comply with. Read more

Payment Schedules Everyone Can Live With

Getting paid on time is one of the toughest — and touchiest — aspects of contracting. JLC looks at three contractors’ solutions. Read more

Shear Wall Basics

Every few years earthquakes cause damage to buildings on the West Coast. We look at new, engineered building practices that are helping frame houses meet the test. Read more

Siting A Pond

The wrong location can turn a scenic pond into a muddy eyesore. An expert pond builder tells how to choose a site that will yield success. Read more

Job Cost Accounting

Keeping track of true job costs requires an organized approach. A veteran remodeler opens his books to show how he does it. Read more

Q&A: Clear Coats For Interior Woodwork

Q: What is the best clear wood finish to use on interior doors and cabinets that are exposed to strong sunlight? Read more

Q&A: Wood Roofs on Dormers Q&A: Wood Roofs on Dormers

Q: How should we detail wood shingles on dormers? Are the ridge shingles clipped on the same way as asphalt shingles? Is there a trick to getting the valley flashing to lie flat? What other details are important? Read more

Builder's Library

Accessibility resources Read more

Kitchen & Bath
For What It's Worth

"The Journal's pick of curious, interesting, and useful products" Read more

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