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Building A Block Foundation

Instead of subcontracting the work, invest in a few masonry tools and put your own... More

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Q&A: Setting Ceramic Tile Over Long-Span Steel Joists

Q. The plans for a new house call for saltillo tile over a 3/4-inch plywood... More

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A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale

A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of... More

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Building Stone Arches

A veteran masonry contractor describes how he built a series of stone arches below... More

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Repairing Wooden Fences

A fence repair specialist explains the basics of a profitable remodeler's niche. More

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Products

Contemporary range hoods, pro-duty ratchets, heat-loss calculator, time-saving floor finisher, laminate ceiling planks, carbide chop-saw blades, more More

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Preventing Frost Action on Structural Posts

Q: In New York state, we built a pergola (a type of garden trellis) using 8x8... More

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Computer Solutions: Setting Up Your Web Site

Setting up a Web site More

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Jacking Old Houses

Many older homes are out of level from rotted sills or settled pilings. A... More

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Practical Engineering: Attaching Steel Beams and Columns

Attaching steel columns to I-beams and footings More

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