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January 1994

In this issue: Business Tips for Remodelers — Frame-and-Panel Wainscot — Hybrid Framing With Wood and Steel — Let's Get Organized: A Builder's Guide — Remodeler's Estimating Checklist — Report Cards for Carpenters — Taking the Worry Out of Drinking Water


February 1994

In this issue: A Bonus System That Works — Adding On to Forced Hot Air — Floor Framing with Wood I-Joists — Foolproof Surge Protection — Rating OSB Performance — Trimming a Curved Balcony


March 1994

In this issue: Fast Forming for Stepped Footings — Heat-Recovery Ventilators — Reviving the Rumford — Simple Specs for Small Jobs — Soil Compaction Basics — Truss Bracing Tips


April 1994

In this issue: Exterior Trim That Lasts — How To Use Span Tables — Layout for Fast Framing — On the Beach -- Coastal Construction — Photographing Your Work — Unit-Price Estimating


May 1994

In this issue: A Billing System for Builders — Fastening Newel Posts — Leakproof Details for Shallow Roofs — Solid Surface Countertops — Straight Talk About Hip and Valley Rafters — Sub-slab Vapor Barriers


June 1994

In this issue: A Simple Custom Entry — Brick Veneer Basics — Getting a Grip on Railing Codes — Shopping for Wood Windows — Subs and Workers Comp -- Avoiding the Hidden Costs — Working Safely With Air Nailers


July 1994

In this issue: Antiscald Protection for Showers — Innovative Building Products — Laying Wide Pine Floors — Post-and-Pier Additions — Rebar Tips — Writing Your Own Warranty


August 1994

In this issue: Are Your Houses Too Tight? — Job-Site Report -- Working with Trex Lumber — Protecting Wood Roofs From Fire — Remodeler's Guide to Building Skylight Wells — Water in the Walls -- Three Case Studies — Wet-Spray Cellulose Insulation


September 1994

In this issue: A Guide to Construction Adhesives — Business: Pre-Qualify Your Customers — Half Height Basement Walls — Inside Kitchen Cabinets -- Cup Hinges and Drawer Slides — Installing Jetted Tubs — Preparing for Lean Times — The 31 Rules of Kitchen Design


October 1994

In this issue: A Small Builder's Guide to Accounting — Building Doghouse Dormers — Laying Wood Floors Over Concrete Slabs — The Dirty Dozen -- Common Plumbing Service Calls — Tools for Tight Spots — Working With Tile Backerboard — Backfilling Basics


November 1994

In this issue: Fireplace Hearth Details — Guide to Galvanized Nails — How to Manage More Than one Job — Sanding and Refinishing Wood Floors — Ten Common Floor-Planning Pitfalls


December 1994

In this issue: Custom Tub & Shower Enclosures — Finish Carpentry Quality Standards — Ground-Source Heat Pumps — Heating With Sealed Combustion — Shopping for Home Security Systems