July 2012 Table of Contents

Restoring a Circular Porch Restoring a Circular Porch

Rot-resistant materials and better details extend the life of this unique coastal porch. Read more

Ductless Heat Pumps Ductless Heat Pumps

These easily installed units offer flexible sizing and high efficiency at moderate cost. Read more

Kitchen & Bath Show Roundup

A roundup of problem-solving products from the national Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Read more

Reader Comment on "Positive Change in the Face of Recession"

A member of the community reacts to our interview with Robert Criner Read more

Keeping On

Print magazines still important Read more

Interpreting the RRP

This letter is part of an ongoing discussion about how the EPA defines "demolition" Read more

Installing Hardwood Flooring Over Vinyl

Hardwood flooring can be installed over existing sheet vinyl if key conditions are met Read more

Q&A Curbing Conductive Heat Loss Through a Glulam Beam

Conductive heat loss through a glulam beam may be a minor problem in the context of whole-house heat loss. Read more

Flame Retardant Coatings for Wood Roofing

Can field-applied flame retardant coatings give a wood shake or shingle roof a Class B fire rating? Read more

Flooring an L-Shaped Porch Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

Pro tips for framing and flooring L-shaped porches that look good while allowing for proper drainage. Read more

On the Job
Cornice Returns, Production Style Cornice Returns, Production Style

Preassembiing an addition's exterior trim speeds the job. Read more

A Simple and Effective Contract for Subs A Simple and Effective Contract for Subs

Spelling out the project scope and your company's administrative procedures keeps the job running smoothly. Read more

Pouring a Structural Slab Pouring a Structural Slab

Commercial-grade steel deck pans worked well for placing the slab on this steep-site garage addition. Read more

Upflush Grinder Upflush Grinder

The redesigned Sanibest Pro is more powerful than before and easier to service. Read more

Ultra-Modern Bath Fixtures Ultra-Modern Bath Fixtures

The Ilbagnoalessi One collection features a curvy, minimalist design. Read more

The KB Classical Moulding Collection Replicates Historic Profiles The KB Classical Moulding Collection Replicates Historic Profiles

Now you don't have to search salvage yards or arrange for custom milling. Read more

Guardrail System for Fall Protection Guardrail System for Fall Protection

The Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System is an easy-on, easy-off rooftop railing for use with trusses. Read more

Eletric Receptacles with USB Ports Eletric Receptacles with USB Ports

Current Werks' Duplex receptacles have two built-in USB ports alongside the 110v outlets Read more

Throw-Away Protective Floor Mats Throw-Away Protective Floor Mats

The Dirt Grabber TakMat keeps workers from tracking dirt through occupied spaces. Read more

Venting Picture Window Venting Picture Window

Marvin's Ultimate Picture Window provides an unobstructed view yet still allows airflow. Read more

Wood-Look Fiberglass Entry Door Wood-Look Fiberglass Entry Door

Pella's Architect Series entry doors look like wood but are easier to maintain. Read more

Stylish PVC Window and Door Trim Stylish PVC Window and Door Trim

Royal Building Products teamed up with a popular designer to develop this series of affordable wind- and door-surround trim packages. Read more

Durable Decking Durable Decking

Eastman Chemical Co. says its Perennial Wood is impervious to moisture and rot. Read more

Windows: A Better Slider Windows: A Better Slider

Lincoln's redesigned Glider Windows slide on nylon pads instead of rollers for easier, quieter operation. Read more

Do-It-All Drill Bit Do-It-All Drill Bit

Irwin's Unibit Cobalt Step Drill makes it easy to bore large holes in metal or plastic. Read more

Wobblelight Self-Righting Lamp Wobblelight Self-Righting Lamp

ProBuilt's Wobblelight rights itself if it's knocked over Read more

Electrocution-Preventing Tools Electrocution-Preventing Tools

Circuit Alert Voltage Sensing Tools let workers know if a circuit is live. Read more

Digital Moisture Meter Digital Moisture Meter

Delmhorst's BD-2100 can gauge moisture levels in wood and other materials. Read more

Dryness Detector Dryness Detector

Delmhorst's BD-2100 Digital Moisture Meter can gauge moisture levels in wood and other materials Read more

Massachusetts Masonry Contractor Completes Repairs on a Priceless Sculpture Backfill Massachusetts Masonry Contractor Completes Repairs on a Priceless Sculpture

The art of using a diamond saw, coring bit, and tension rod to stabilize a 2,000-year-old marble statue. Read more

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