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June 1998

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stop those bugs

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LETTERS

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clay carpenter

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stop those bugs

A focused attack—indoors and out—can rid a house of cockroaches, ants and other persistent pests

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LETTERS

Trenchant Observations I cringed when I spotted the photo of the worker in a trench without any protection in “Swamp Fix” [March/April 1998, page 65]. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations require any trench more than 5 feet deep either to be laid back to a safe slope or to have some sort of shoring to protect the worker.
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clay carpenter

Peter King’s ceramic creations celebrate mother earth and father fire

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BULLETPROOFING A HOUSE

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF HOME OWNERS, OVERREACTING TO CRIME AND VIOLENCE THEY SEE ON TV, ARE BUILDING FORTRESSLIKE SAFE ROOMS

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MATERIALS

MDF—FAKING IT WITH STYLE

Medium-density fiberboard doesn’t look at all like wood, but it can be a downright elegant copy when painted

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TECHNIQUE

FIRE IN THE PIT

Building an altar to outdoor cooking

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the art of painting woodwork

Keep a wet edge, bend from the waist and sand, sand, sand

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marble, porcelan and wood

A strong statement in the master bath of the TV show’s project house

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POWER TOOL

CUTS BOTH WAYS

Band saws shine on curves and straightaways

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poured brass

In New York City, they still make doorknobs the old-fashioned way

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