December 2015 Table of Contents

Features
Prepping Shower Walls for Tile Prepping Shower Walls for Tile

An experienced tile-setter uses the light-weight Schluter system to get shower walls ready for tile. Read more

Floating a Boathouse Floating a Boathouse

Working underwater raises a landmark above water Read more

Q&A
Straight Saws Straight Saws

A little smithing can turn a nonfunctional saw back into a good performer Read more

On The Job
Sheet Wainscot Basics Sheet Wainscot Basics

A few simple tricks speed up the job and make the end result look great Read more

Troubleshooting
Controlling Floor Vibration Controlling Floor Vibration

Compliance with deflection limits in the code doesn't guarantee customer satisfaction. Read more

Energy
Understanding "Smart" Vapor Retarders Understanding "Smart" Vapor Retarders

These materials aren't actually intelligent, but to use them intelligently, you need to know how they work Read more

Products
Neolith's Calacatta Classtone Brings the Look of Marble Countertops Neolith's Calacatta Classtone Brings the Look of Marble

Achieve this hefty look with thin, lightweight slabs Read more

ProVia Adds Knotty Alder to Signet Line Doors ProVia Adds Knotty Alder to Signet Line

True character plus a variety of design features creates unique entry doors Read more

WinBag USA Introduces Versatile Jobsite Leveling Tool Jobsite Equipment WinBag USA Introduces Versatile Jobsite Leveling Tool

The WinBag replaces shims and wedges in a variety of applications Read more

Ledur Fixture is Sleek Undercabinet Lighting from Nora Lighting Ledur Fixture is Sleek Undercabinet Lighting from Nora

Link several of the low-profile, dimmable fixtures for convenient task lighting Read more

New Dap Kwik Seal Ultra Offers Longevity With Less Labor Caulks, Adhesives, and Sealants New Dap Kwik Seal Ultra Offers Longevity With Less Labor

The ultra-hydrophobic sealant is ready for water exposure in just four hours Read more

Delta-Vent SA Sticks to Sheathing - and to Itself Moisture Barriers Delta-Vent SA Sticks to Sheathing - and to Itself

This moisture barrier overcomes edge-lap adhesion issues to keep water out from top to bottom Read more

Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls Wall assemblies Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls

The two-tiered material collects mortar droppings before they can clog weep holes Read more

Medallion Introduces Layered Glazing in Stoney Brooke Collection Medallion Introduces Layered Glazing in Stoney Brooke Collection

Dry brushing adds a tactile element to the unique finishes Read more

Belco Forest Products Offers Wolmanized Exterior Trim Belco Forest Products Offers Wolmanized Exterior Trim

Installers who prefer wood trim will appreciate the treatment's benefits Read more

TruGrain Creates Tropical Wood Looks with Ecofriendly Ingredients Exteriors TruGrain Creates Tropical Wood Looks with Ecofriendly Ingredients

Rice husks are at the foundation of this wood-free building material Read more

Go Bold with Metallic Series Panels from Nichiha Siding Go Bold with Metallic Series Panels from Nichiha

Two available colors add unexpected texture and shine to exteriors Read more

Solatube's Smart LED System Brings the Best of Both Worlds Skylights Solatube's Smart LED System Brings the Best of Both Worlds

Daylighting and sensor-activated LEDs keep light where you need it at any hour Read more

Toolbox
Backfill
Builders Blitz ‘15 A Blog for JLC Builders Blitz ‘15

A little taste of the big stuff going on in this editor’s life Read more

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