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    CAULK FREE COLUMN WRAP

    Rather than adding plinth, collar moldings, and paneling on top of boards--which invites rot and mold, I now spend a little more time and effort maintaining a clear drain-plane path... read more

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    DECK WRAP

    Sandwiching two pieces of material together traps moisture and causes rapid material failure. Always separate exterior finish material from any rough framing... read more (.pdf)

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    MITER JOINT MOVEMENT

    Understanding seasonal wood movement, and moisture content, is the key to saving your hard work from ruin... read more

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    FAST & EASY WAINSCOT LAYOUT

    To calculate the layout of the panel spacing, always begin with an estimate of the panel size... read more

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    TRADITIONAL STOOL & APRON

    Trimming a window correctly is one job that begins with good design and ends with proper technique, especially if the design is anything more elaborate than picture-framed casing... read more

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    MOISTURE CONTENT & WOOD MOVEMENT

    The moisture content of wood is tied directly to the relative humidity of the surrounding air.... read more

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    EXTERIOR PORCH DETAILS

    (For Traditional Materials) Using sound techniques for installing traditional materials in an exterior environment... read more

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    CRAFTSMAN MANTELPIECE

    Several (JLC) attendees have asked about getting plans for the mantel. I hope this article is more helpful... read more

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    TAPERED & FLUTED NEWEL POSTS

    I wanted to demonstrate how to mix materials, so I used wood for the wrap on this column... read more

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    COFFERED CEILING HOW-TO

    If you'd like to add dimension and character to a plain room, nothing beats the traditional look of a coffered ceiling... read more