January 1994 Table of Contents

Frame-and-Panel Wainscot

Paneled wall treatments require careful layout and methodical installation. A veteran carpenter and cabinetmaker tells how. Read more

Hybrid Framing With Wood and Steel

A design/builder describes how his buildings take advantage of the best qualities of wood studs and steel joists. Read more

Let's Get Organized: A Builder's Guide

Ever feel buried under a mountain of paperwork? Here’s a proven plan for organizing your office and your time. Read more

Remodeler's Estimating Checklist

What you overlook in an estimate will probably come back to haunt you. This comprehensive checklist can help keep you out of trouble. Read more

Report Cards for Carpenters

At job review time, how do you decide which workers have earned a raise? This company’s evaluation form may help. Read more

Taking the Worry Out of Drinking Water

As concerns rise over water quality, more contractors will be asked to provide solutions. Here’s what you’ll need to know. Read more

Business Tips for Remodelers

Having a profitable business doesn’t happen by chance. Here are some proven techniques that we picked up recently at the Remodeler’s Show. Read more

Q&A: Wiring in Stress-Skin Panels

Q: How is wiring accommodated in a house built with stress-skin panels? Is it possible to rout a channel in the panel to retrofit a wire? Read more

Q&A: Splicing Hips and Valleys Q&A: Splicing Hips and Valleys

Q: Framers in our area typically splice long hip and valley rafters with the scarf joint shown in the illustration. Is this adequate to support the roof load? Read more

Q&A: Insulated Waterline in Crawlspace

Q: I currently work in a mountain region where the winter temperatures go well below freezing. Water lines are set 4 feet below grade. In this climate, how would you recommend bringing a water line through a crawlspace and into a house? Code here requires a ventilated crawlspace. Read more

For What It's Worth

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

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