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January 2003

In this issue: Decorative Concrete — Getting Into Modular Construction — Hiring an Architect — Metal Roofing Options — Stabilizing Basement Walls with Steel I-Beams — Computers: Why Buy a Digital Camera

 

February 2003

In this issue: Choosing Entry-Door Hardware — Putting the Web to Work — Realistic Scheduling for Remodelers — Repairing Wooden Fences — Simple Frame & Panel Trim — Venting Gas Appliances

 
 

March 2003

In this issue: 14.4-Volt Cordless Drill-Drivers — Getting Contractor Discounts — Relining Old Chimneys — The Business of Building Green — Tiling Over A Laminate Countertop — Water-Managed Wall Systems

 

April 2003

In this issue: Building a Coffered Ceiling — Building an Outdoor Shower — Cutting Fiber-Cement Siding — Laying Out a Split-Pitch Hip — Low-Flow Update — Pneumatic Flooring Nailers — Pressure-Testing Ductwork — Running a Handyman Sideline

 
 

May 2003

In this issue: Become an Award-Winning Builder — Framing an Octagonal Roof — High-Tech Office in a Truck — Smarter Site Work with Geosynthetics — Tool Test: Fixed-Base Routers — Working with Flexible Trim

 

June 2003

In this issue: A Masonry Chimney in Six Hours — A Simple New-House Manual — Building Better Decks — Cool Roofs for Hot Climates — Indoor Mold Causes & Cures — Installing Over-the-Post Handrailing

 
 

July 2003

In this issue: First Time Out With ICFs — Installing High-Velocity Hvac — Making Sense of the Liability Insurance Crisis — Problem-Solving Tools & Materials — Running Crown on Cathedral Ceilings — Working With Shotcrete

 

August 2003

In this issue: 10-Inch Portable Table Saws — Attaching Deck Ledgers — Providing Employee Benefits — Safety Lessons — Spray Foam Insulation

 
 

September 2003

In this issue: A Close Look at Stucco — Heating with Panel Radiators — New Products from the Kitchen & Bath Show — Salvaging Building Material — Segmental Block Retaining Walls

 

October 2003

In this issue: Building a Sealed Crawlspace — Cordless Impact Drivers — Exterior Trim for Period Homes — Glazing a Custom Sunroom — Lateral-Force Collectors for Seismic and Wind-Resistant Framing — What is Green?

 
 

November 2003

In this issue: Doing Vinyl Right — Framing With Light-Gauge Steel — Installing an Ornamental Tile Floor — Replacing Factory-Built Fireplaces — Running a Production Trim Business

 

December 2003

In this issue: Builder Blunders — Building Poured-Concrete Homes — Installing Fiber-Cement Siding — Repairing Slate Roofs — Tool Test: Reciprocating Saws