On the cover: An installer with Ecologic Insulation sprays closed-cell spray foam insulation on the slab base of a home being built by WKP Construction in Jamestown, R.I. See the story on page 13. Photo by Wade Paquin.
On the cover: Joe LaPietra installs Royal Building Products Celect cellular-composite-PVC shake siding, while brother Jack readies the next piece. Photo by Monmouth Vinyl and Fiberglass. See the story on page 23.
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To remove flooring boards without damage, JLC editor Clayton DeKorne cuts off the nails at the floor using a multitool. For more on tools and techniques for surgically demolishing existing woodwork, see the story on page 7. Photo by Elenai Studios.
On the cover: Finding the right-size cabinets is an important step in a kitchen remodel and was especially integral to Roe Osborn's update of a compact kitchen. See the story on page 21. Photo by Gary Striegler.
On the cover:
Tom O'Brien, of Milford, Conn., uses borate-based wood preservatives and epoxy in this restoration of Italianate trim details that rotted away. See the story on page 19. Photo by Tom O'Brien.
On the cover: Mark Pollard of Thompson Johnson Woodworks applies edge sealant to the EPDM flashing of a drain scupper on a low-slope roof
in Portland, Maine. See the story on page 33. Photo by Ted Cushman
On the cover: Aron Bach, lead carpenter for Mike Patterson Builders and Remodelers, in Gaithersburg, Md., sets out a jacking post for raising an existing roof to create a roof for a shed dormer. See the story on p. 25. Photo by Mike Patterson.
On the cover: Workers for LG Squared, in Atlanta, apply critical slab-edge insulation and termite protection to a high-performance foundation slab. See the story on page 31. Photo by Chris Laumer-Giddens