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The View From Above
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The View From Above

In its few years of existence, the virtual globe program Google Earth — which... More

Taming Butt Joints
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Taming Butt Joints

Have to finish your own drywall? You may want to take a look at this tool. More

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Installing Suspended Ceilings

Here’s how to lay out and assemble professional-looking dropped ceilings. More

Working with Preprimed Wood Siding
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Working with Preprimed Wood Siding

Factory priming protects wood siding from moisture and UV degradation until the... More

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Notebook

Toolmakers battle “tool counterfeiting,” SBCCI foam ban reversed, pressboard roof shingle suit settled, factory- vs. site-built quality and cost, the self-cleaning house More

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Toolbox: Simple Chop Saw Stand

Site-built chop-saw stand More

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Notebook

Factory-built framing components, drywall shortages, new rules for home-office deductions, guide to high-wind wood framing More

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Factory-Built Custom Homes

By working closely with a modular manufacturer, it’s possible to build a custom-quality home faster and less expensively than the site-built variety. A New Jersey builder of solar homes tells how he does it. More

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Kitchen & Bath: Profiting From Frameless Cabinets

Contractor-built frameless cabinets More

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Building With Style: Is Manufactured Housing in Your Future?

Sprucing up factory-built house designs More

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