September-October 2023 Table of Contents

Outsmarting Air From the Outside Outsmarting Air From the Outside

Doug Cameron has taken air sealing to the next level with his "block and caulk" method using fluid-applied flashing. Read more

Training the Trades
On the Job
Trimless Return for an Arch-Top Window Trimless Return for an Arch-Top Window

When the request is for a 'simple plaster look', here's how to make the transition from drywall to the window without trim. Read more

Tools of the Trade
Tool Test: Cordless Belt Sanders Tool Test: Cordless Belt Sanders

Gary Striegler checks out a pair of new cordless belt sanders from DeWalt and Metabo HPT. Read more

A Digital Measurer for Miter Saws A Digital Measurer for Miter Saws

Tommie Mullaney reports on Reekon's M1 Caliber, which clamps to your miter saw auxiliary fence and is designed to read with precision the measurement of any flat material. Read more

Framing an Octagonal Roof Framing an Octagonal Roof

Here's John Carroll's step-by-step guide to framing roofs for octagonal gazebos and other eight-sided structures. Read more

Acrylic Surface Material Acrylic Surface Material

You can cut it with woodworking tools and even have it thermoformed. Read more

Affordable Composite Railing Affordable Composite Railing

Trex Select T-Rail comes with either aluminum or composite balusters. Read more

Hybrid Sealant Hybrid Sealant

If one of the eight standard colors doesn't suit, it can be top coated. Read more

Lightweight, Versatile Titanium Hammer Lightweight, Versatile Titanium Hammer

From Stiletto, the Trimbone hammer is equipped with a compact D-face, trim claw, and side nail puller. Read more

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The latest offerings from Hartco have wire-brushed surfaces. Read more

Extruded-Aluminum Cabana Kit Extruded-Aluminum Cabana Kit

The pergola has pivoting louvers adjustable by remote. Read more

Multipurpose Ceramic Wall Tile Multipurpose Ceramic Wall Tile

A two-tone geometric pattern in a large format offers plenty of design possibilities. Read more

Shou Sugi Ban Siding JLC Shou Sugi Ban Siding

Air-dried and flash-burned Japanese cypress comes in a variety of finishes. Read more

Modern Aluminum Rail Modern Aluminum Rail

Kits include balusters, two-piece base and cap rails, brackets, and hardware. Read more

Metal Roofing Tile Metal Roofing Tile

Impact- and fire-rated barrel tiles offer an alternative to a clay roof. Read more

Luxury Glass Wall Luxury Glass Wall

Stacking, pocket, and bi-fold door configurations all have large panels of glass and narrow frame profiles. Read more

Durable, Multiuse Exterior Stain Durable, Multiuse Exterior Stain

Dunn-Edwards latest solid-color exterior stain is water-based and can be tinted in 50 colors. Read more

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