2004 Issues

May 2004 May 2004

In this issue: A Builder's Guide to Computer Hardware — Framing a Round Tower — Helical Pier Foundations for Problem Sites — Installing Residential Elevators — Rooftop Decks for Coastal Homes — Success With Spanish-Speaking Employees

August 2004 August 2004

In this issue: Building a Timber Barn — Cast-In-Place Concrete Counters — Fitting Up a Custom Saw Trailer — Fixing a Wet Crawlspace — Time-Saving Tools For Framers and Finish Carpenters — Tool Test: Stacked-Tank Compressors

January 2004 January 2004

In this issue: Clever Storage for Kitchen and Bath — Fixing the Holes Where the Air Gets In — JLC 2003 Index — Making the Markup Move — Repairing a Bulging Foundation — Top-Down Roofing

February 2004 February 2004

In this issue: An Invisible Tile Access Panel — Decorative Floors With Polymer Overlays — Installing Metal Shingles — Shearwalls for Coastal Homes — Tool Test: Worm Drive Saws

March 2004 March 2004

In this issue: Building Stone Arches — Installing Home Theaters — On-Site Septic for Problem Soils — Post-Tensioned Slabs — Practical Engineering: Load-Tested Deck Ledger Connections — Refinishing a Bathtub — Scheduling Software 101

April 2004 April 2004

In this issue: A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale — Gypsum-Board Firewalls — Painting Q&A — Practical Engineering: Building Strong Garage Door Walls — Protecting the Job Site — Tool Test: Point-and-Shoot Measuring Tools

June 2004 June 2004

In this issue: Creating High-End Interiors With MDF — Estimating Finish Carpentry — Framing a Cross-Vault Ceiling — Landscape Lighting — Max Powerlite High-Pressure Nailer — Replacing Windows in Stucco Walls — Tool Test: Round-Head Stick Nailers

July 2004 July 2004

In this issue: Innovative Products for Builders & Remodelers — Pouring a Structural Slab — Preventing Chimney Cap Failure — Quicker Coffered Ceilings — Tool Test: Sliding Compound Miter Saws — Weatherstripping Existing Windows

September 2004 September 2004

In this issue: Gang-Cutting Rafters — Heavy Lifting: A Housemover's Journal — Installing an Electric-Radiant Tile Floor — Lead-Safe Remodeling — Tool Test: Portable Thickness Planers

October 2004 October 2004

In this issue: Air Conditioning for Humid Climates — Building a Custom Saw Station — Hurricane-Rated Windows — Making Old Stucco Look New — Rescuing a Block Foundation

November 2004 November 2004

In this issue: Building a Reinforced Concrete Block Wall — Building a Strong Cathedral Hip Roof — Installing Stone Counters — QuickBooks Pro vs. Contractor: Which Is Better? — Tool Test: Sidewinder Circ Saws

December 2004 December 2004

In this issue: Basic Scheduling for Increased Efficiency — Manufactured-Stone Nightmares — New Life for Old Kitchen Cabinets — Stair-Building Tools — Tool Test: Tool-Activated Vacuums

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