August 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Air-Sealing Options: Good, Better, Best Air-Sealing Options: Good, Better, Best

New standards for air-sealing require a range of new materials and methods Read more

Building a Deck on Grade Building a Deck on Grade

Helical piers and a trenched beam provide solid support for a curved ground-level deck. Read more

Framing Eaves and Rakes Framing Eaves and Rakes

Full-size drawings and a handy jig speed layout and minimize the chance for errors Read more

Q&A
Matching Old and New Cabinet Finishes

Either overstain the new cabinets, or sand and refinish the old ones Read more

Business
Creating Coherent Company Policy

Establishing policy and supporting procedures relieves decision-makers from making inconsistent “seat-of-the-pants” decisions. Read more

On the Job
New Access for an Old Basement New Access for an Old Basement

Updated materials and good sealing mean a longer-lasting door and warmer basement Read more

Curved Paneling for a Circular Room Curved Paneling for a Circular Room

Master cabinetmaker, Mark Luzio divulges, his secrets for making curved panels. Read more

Energy
Effective, Retrofit ERV Effective, Retrofit ERV

Wall-mounted with no need for ductwork, Zehnder's new ComfoAir 70 brings high performance to tight spaces. Read more

Training the Trades
SkillsUSA 2016 Championships SkillsUSA 2016 Championships

You don't have to go to Brazil for an Olympic-style competition in trade skills. Read more

Products
Flashing Tapes for Decking Components Flashing Tapes for Decking Components

Protect ledger boards and joists with Deckwise easy-to-apply flashing tapes Read more

Operable Window Wall  Folds Completely Away Operable Window Wall Folds Completely Away

The new NanaWall FoldFlat system makes better use of space by keeping panels out of the way Read more

Fireclay Tile Goes Graphic with Triangle Collection Fireclay Tile Goes Graphic with Triangle Collection

This new angle on tile design is enhanced by more than 100 color options Read more

HanStone Expands Quartz with Marble-Veined Offerings HanStone Expands Quartz with Marble-Veined Offerings

The Cascina Collection includes six new neutral marble patterns Read more

Glow Blue Glow Blue

Empire's new glow-in-the-dark e95 UltraView LED box beam level Read more

Soft-Closing Pocket Doors Soft-Closing Pocket Doors

Johnson Hardware takes away the slam from its popular hardware for interior doors Read more

Light Mortar for Heavy Tile Applications Light Mortar for Heavy Tile Applications

Laticrete's new Tri-Lite formulation accommodates large and heavy tile, thin-bed, and wall installations Read more

MaxFlash Liquid Flashing Membrane MaxFlash Liquid Flashing Membrane

BASF's liquid-applied membrane works well for flashing complex exteriors Read more

Jenn-Air Offers 30-Inch Range with Built-in Downdraft Jenn-Air Offers 30-Inch Range with Built-in Downdraft

The integral design pulls cooking fumes and odors away without a bulky overhead hood Read more

Security Built Into a Light Bulb Security Built Into a Light Bulb

Sensors incorporated into BeON Home's light bulbs create a network of home safety and security features Read more

Demilec Spray Foam Insulation for Unvented Attics Demilec Spray Foam Insulation for Unvented Attics

Sealection 500 can be used in unvented attics without a secondary ignition barrier Read more

Kountry Kraft Textural Line Offers Wood Grain Finish Kountry Kraft Textural Line Offers Wood Grain Finish

Nearly two dozen wood grain finishes offer a tactile, attractive look to laminate cabinets Read more

Toolbox
A Smart Bluetooth Laser Measure A Smart Bluetooth Laser Measure

Easy-to-use navigation and Bluetooth functionality. Read more

Backfill
JLC Field Guide
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