November 2016 Table of Contents

Features
A Craftsman-Style Coffered Ceiling A Craftsman-Style Coffered Ceiling

Seamless miters and an oil finish raise the trim-carpentry bar Read more

A Basement Floor Without Concrete A Basement Floor Without Concrete

With the right prep work, a double layer of OSB might be better than a slab Read more

Saving a Hilltop Pool Saving a Hilltop Pool

Averting disaster with a new steel-panned slab that serves as a header and grade beam Read more

Training the Trades
The Katz Roadshow The Katz Roadshow

If JLC Live is the grand-daddy of all live training shows, the Katz Roadshow is its oldest grandchild Read more

Q&A
Fix for Bulky Shower Pan Membrane Corners Fix for Bulky Shower Pan Membrane Corners

How notching the framing prevents folded membrane "hospital" corners from flaring out the backboard and messing up the tile layout. Read more

Plantings on Leach Fields Plantings on Leach Fields

Try to avoid bamboo and other rapidly-spreading plants, but if you can't, install a barrier to keep unwanted plant roots in check. Read more

On the Job
Joining Two Roofs of Different Pitches JLC Joining Two Roofs of Different Pitches

Unequal-pitch roof intersections have always been head scratchers. John Carroll takes the mystery out of framing this tricky detail. Read more

A New Angle on Insulating Concrete Forms A New Angle on Insulating Concrete Forms

A crew of skilled carpenters turn concrete mason to carve out a custom footprint for an island house. Read more

Troubleshooting
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