Manufactured fireplaces require no foundation or special framing, and most can be installed in a day. This article explains the available options and how to choose a high-quality product.
Staging High Work
New scaffolding products and personal safety gear make it easier than ever to perform high work safely.
Building Truss Roofs The Safe Way
Preassembling truss roof sections on the ground decreases risk and saves time. A...
Retrofitting A Whirlpool Tub
A bathroom renovation specialist explains how to select and install a jetted tub...
Innovative Products for 2001
Every year, product and tool manufacturers vie for your attention with the latest, greatest releases guaranteed to help you work faster, better, cheaper. Here’s our pick for 2001.
Installing Stair Railings
A stair installer explains how to prefit the railing package in the shop for a...
Fast Framing with Panels
In a tight labor market, panelized construction offers high quality and speed with...
Installing Manufactured Stairs
A manufactured staircase can outstrip the site-built version in price and quality....
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High-Tech Home Wiring
Because of its greater data capacity and reasonable cost, Category 5 wiring has replaced conventional bell wire in custom homes. Here’s what you need to know to install it correctly.