November-December 2022 Table of Contents

Features
The ‘Post-Lockdown’ Kitchen JLC The ‘Post-Lockdown’ Kitchen

David Pollard's design guidelines and trends for renovating today’s kitchens Read more

Reducing Carbon JLC BUILDER GUIDE Reducing Carbon

A builder’s guide to carbon-neutral building practices Read more

Training the Trades
How to Use a Framing Square to Lay Out an Octagon How to Use a Framing Square to Lay Out an Octagon

John Carroll explains how to read that obscure scale hidden in plain sight on the tongue of your framing square. Read more

Q&A
Wiring an EV Charger Wiring an EV Charger

Any electrician who has wired an outlet for an electric stove or dryer can easily handle one of these. Read more

On The Job
Building a Custom Craftsman-Style Vanity On the Job Building a Custom Craftsman-Style Vanity

Gary Striegler explains how he used common trim-carpentry tools and a few simple jigs to quickly build this custom cabinet. Read more

Business
How to Invest Wisely in Your Construction Company JLC How to Invest Wisely in Your Construction Company

David Gerstel says plowing all of your earnings back into your company is probably not the best way to reach financial independence. Read more

Troubleshooting
Trouble-free EIFS  Trouble-free EIFS

Doug Horgan reports on the three most common EIFS installation errors, and the method his company uses to avoid them. Read more

Tools of the Trade
Tool Test: Skateplate and Skateguide Circular Saw Guides Tool Test: Skateplate and Skateguide Circular Saw Guides

These circ saw accessories allow you to make perfectly straight and repeatable rips and cross-cuts in all types of lumber. Read more

Tool Test: DeWalt 20V Max Biscuit Joiner Tools of the Trade Tool Test: DeWalt 20V Max Biscuit Joiner

DeWalt's new biscuit joiner features cordless versatility, tool-free fence adjustment, and effective dust collection. Read more

Tool Test: Bott Smartvan Work Truck Storage Tools of the Trade Tool Test: Bott Smartvan Work Truck Storage

This new system is lighter and safer than plywood shelving and designed to fit your specific vehicle and needs. Read more

Backfill
Basket Weaving a Wall Backfill Basket Weaving a Wall

How craftsmen recreated a unique architectural wall detail for one of Vermont's historic "Great Camps." Read more

Products
Workstation Sink Workstation Sink

A perimeter ledge accommodates a cutting board, drying rack, and other accessories. Read more

Lightweight Aluminum Swinging Door Lightweight Aluminum Swinging Door

Counter swing doors offer convenience for backyard entertaining. Read more

Acrylic Exterior Latex Paint Acrylic Exterior Latex Paint

Benjamin Moore promises premium coverage and fade resistance from its Aura Exterior paint. Read more

Ladder Stabilizer Ladder Stabilizer

Brace your extension ladder with a sturdy, foldable base. Read more

Steel Roof Support Brace Steel Roof Support Brace

Framers can set, space, and brace roof trusses in one step. Read more

Enhanced Wood Stain Formula Enhanced Wood Stain Formula

New and improved ExoShield wood stains promise better color retention. Read more

Extra-Clearance Dryer Vent Extra-Clearance Dryer Vent

This rooftop dryer vent is tall enough for higher-profile tile or moderate snowfall. Read more

Geometric Brass Faucet Geometric Brass Faucet

The juxtaposition of hard and soft provides a contemporary look. Read more

Smart Ventilation Solutions Smart Ventilation Solutions

Sensors in the hoods automate operation. Read more

Breathable, Warm-Weather Workwear Breathable, Warm-Weather Workwear

A lightweight fabric and zipper for ventilation keep the wearer covered but cool on warm days. Read more

Mass-Timber Fasteners Mass-Timber Fasteners

From Simpson Strong-Tie, 10mm screws with a yellow-zinc coating. Read more

Insulating Flooring Underlayment Insulating Flooring Underlayment

QuietBoard can be used over concrete to support floating vinyl plank, laminate, and engineered wood flooring. Read more

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