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  • How to Manage More Than one Job

    A veteran production manager describes the systems he’s developed to delegate authority, organize the paperwork, and keep the lines of communication open.

     
  • Fireplace Hearth Details

    A mason lays out the basics of hearth construction, from code compliance to placing the concrete.

     
  • Ten Common Floor-Planning Pitfalls

    More than any other factor, room layout affects how well a house works for the homeowners. A successful designer points out common layout errors and provides solutions that work.

     
  • Guide to Galvanized Nails

    Ever seen a high-priced siding job ruined by rust stains? This overview of zinc nail coatings can help keep your exteriors looking great.

     
  • Sanding and Refinishing Wood Floors

    Freshly-sanded hardwood floors put the finishing touch on many remodeling projects. A hardwood flooring expert describes the tools and techniques that produce the best results.

     

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