August 2017 Table of Contents

Features
Safe Scaffolding, Production-Style Safe Scaffolding, Production-Style

Scaffolding is complicated, especially when it is being used by many different subcontractors. Read more

Durable Brick Walkways Durable Brick Walkways

Lasting success requires precision detailing at every step Read more

The Portal Frame Option The Portal Frame Option

Why this site-built framing detail is essential for bracing openings in garages and other wall assemblies. Read more

Q&A
How to Size Chair Rail and Wainscot How to Size Chair Rail and Wainscot

Gary Katz lays out how to determine the appropriate height for these popular interior details. Read more

Business
Where’s the Cash? Where’s the Cash?

If your profit and loss statement shows a net profit of $39,446.28, that means you have almost $40,000 in the bank, right? Wrong. Read more

Troubleshooting
Toolbox
Cordless Airless Sprayer Cordless Airless Sprayer

Scott Burt gives us an up-close look at Graco's airless hand-held sprayer geared for carpenters and remodelers. Read more

Backfill
Historic Restoration, Shingle Style Historic Restoration, Shingle Style

While visiting the gardens of the historic Naumkeag house in Massachusetts, a JLC editor is distracted by the crew restoring the home's intricate shingle siding. Read more

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