June 1995 Table of Contents

Building With Glulams

These laminated beams combine the strength and stability of steel with the good looks of wood. Here are tips on specifying and installing these heavy-duty problem solvers. Read more

Installing Stone Counters

When it comes to durability and lasting beauty, stone has no match. A veteran fabricator describes the tools and techniques she uses to prep and install granite countertops. Read more

One-Coat Stucco

Thin-coat stucco is gaining ground on traditional techniques. A New Mexico custom builder explains how these systems can cut costs and improve quality. Read more

On Site With PrimeTrim

This composite trim material is free of defects, and its preprimed surface holds paint longer than solid wood. But to ensure good performance, you must install it correctly. Read more

Case Study: Roof Ventilation Retrofit

If you’ve ever considered skimping on ventilation details, think again. This moisture-damaged roof system is an extreme case, but it teaches an important lesson about doing the job right the first time. Read more

Tips and Techniques From JLC-LIVE!

Working contractors and industry experts alike conducted seminars at this year’s Construction Business & Technology Conference. Here’s a sampling of the practical advice they shared with attendees. Read more


Green board drywall fails as tile substrate, lead carpenter manual Read more

Eight-Penny News

Combining custom and modular construction, OSHA backs off, dimmable fluorescent lights Read more

Q&A: Substrates for Tile Countertops

Q: Can countertop tiles be installed directly to a plywood base? Read more

Q&A: Nailing Joist Hangers

Q: Do you need to put a nail in every joist hanger hole? And do you have to use special hanger nails? Read more

Building With Style: The Unwelcome Guest

Fitting the garage into a small plan Read more

Legal Column: Staying Out of Harm's Way

Sharing responsibility for job-site safety Read more

Kitchen & Bath
For What It's Worth

LVL studs, synthetic granite, humidistat fan control Read more

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