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February
Contents - Special Features - Groovy Attic Pad (If you have attic space that you have been thinking about converting into pleasant rooms for some of your teenagers, you'll find this a particularly interesting article. Shown here, complete with floor plan and helpful pictures, are the methods and materials used to create a combined bedroom, study and playroom for two teenage boys with ceiling, walls and floor that can be cleaned with nothing more than a damp mop); Resilient Flooring (Here's a big six-page feature that gives you complete information on the different kinds of resilient flooring including asphalt, vinyl asbetos and pure vinyl tile as well as the different types of vinyl sheet. Facts covered include durability, prices, maintenance and where you may and may not install various kinds of flooring. One picture sequence tells you how to install tile, Another shows you how to lay sheet flooring and a chart at the end sums up all the information you need to know about resilient flooring); Merchant's Desk (If you like Early American furniture, you'll find this old time mercantile desk a lovely piece to copy. Complete specifications, measurements and simplified plans will make this fine old piece easy for you to make); Prefab Showers (Unsuual circular shower stall which can be assembled from a kit and installed in one day. Picture sequence and text gives you all the facts on how this attractive and colorful shower was put together); Fail-Safe Home Alarm (You can assemble this electronic kit in three evenings and enjoy the benefits of a remarkably versatile instrument that can be used as a fire alarm and smoke detector. Add the right gadgets and it will act as a burglar alarm, warn you of either cellar floods or tell you when your freezer is out of action); Mid-Winter Maintenance (Easy-to-understand instructions on how to keep your snowblower in good shape this winter, what to do about squeaky floors and how to restore the finish on an appliance); Chalkboard Desk (A wonderfully simple yet useful child's desk which can be hung on a wall out of the way. When closed it's a chalkboard. Open it and it's a handy little desk with stacks for paper, pencils and crayons. And it's very easy to make); An Automatic Light For Your Closet (If you are awfully tired of fishing around in a dark closet for the clothes you want. Try this inexpensive lilght which goes on when you open the door and goes out when it's closed. Here are all the facts on this very simple installation) Departments - New Products For Old Problems; Editors' Tests; Garden Q & A; Nuts And Bolts; Frauds You Should Know About; Shop Talk With The Publisher; Booklets You Should Know About; Appliance Repair; Ask Handyman Q & A; What It's Called And Where To Buy It; Market Place; Index To Six Previous Issues
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April
Special Features - Guide To Riding Mowers And Tractors (A complete and thorough treatment of this subject which gives you full-details of important features of 34 models of riding mowers. Tells you what to look for when you go out to buy and what you should know about accessories. A huge chart sums up the information in the article); Sanders For That Smooth Finishing Touch (Did you know that besides their main job of smoothing wood, finishing sanders can be used to polish marble and grind glass edges and even give you a massage? You will find a host of interesting and useful facts in this story); Family Room Activity Center (This issue's cover story features an easy-to-make activity corner in your family room which includes wall and base cabinets and an interesting counter you can use as a snack bar, children's play table or office-at-home); Looking For Trouble (Well, winter is gone but the damage it may have done to your home is still around. So check your roof shingles, downspouts and masonry for trouble. If you do find any damage, here are some useful ways of effecting repairs); How To Use A Ladder - And Survive (we've got the answers to lots of questions ladder safety. How far from the base of a wall should the bottom of the ladder be placed? How do you prevent side slipping? Learn the facts and be safe next time you're up on a ladder) Departments - New Products For Old Problems; Shop Talk With The Publisher; Garden Q & A; Nuts And Bolts; Frauds You Should Know About; Editors' Tests; Booklets You Should Know About; Appliance Repair; Ask Handyman Q & A; What It's Called And Where To Buy It; Market Place; Index To Six Previous Issues
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June
Contents - Special Features - How To Water Without Tears (Wouldn't it be nice if you had a sprinkler system that watered your lawn automatically at whatever time you chose for as long as you wanted it to run instead of turning the water on and off while you move the sprinkler all over the lawn? Well, it doesn't have to be a dream. Here are the facts on how to install your own clock-regulated, automatic sprinkler system which will rid you the chore of watering your lawn by hand); Plywood, The Build-Everything Material (If you are planning to make your own cabinets, built-ins or furniture, you'll find the information in this article invaluable. It tells you about the different types of softwood and hardwood plywoods and what they are best used for and gives you all sorts of helpful information on construction techniques such as when to use different kinds of joints and how to hide the edges. Also includes facts on plywood sizes and even provides details on the lengths of nails and screws to be used with different thicknesses of plywood) Make Your Fence A Storage Wall (Where to store garden equipment is often a problem for the homeowner. Here's a clever idea that converts parts of an existing fence into the space you need for all your garden and outdoor equipment); How To Make Your Mower Purr Happily (If you want to use your lawn mower all summer without trouble, here's some really useful information that covers all points of maintenance you should know about); Put A Wasted Alcove To Work (What house ever has enough storage space? If you have an empty alcove in your home, put it to work by building a decorative and useful closet in it. It's easy to build, just follow the simple plans); Little Electric Gadgets That Make Life Easier (It's surprising how many inexpensive switches, sockets and other electrical gadgets you can find in a hardware store which will make life safer or more convenient for the homeowner. Installation is very simple, as you'll discover from reading this article); Looking For Trouble, Part II (Conclusion of a two-part article on post-winter maintenance of your home. Inspection and repair of concrete foundations, screens, outside doors, flagstone walks and blacktop driveways) Departments - New Products For Old Problems; Garden Q & A; Ask Handyman Q & A; Editors' Tests; Shop Talk With The Publisher; Frauds You Should Know About; Appliance Repairs; Nuts And Dolts; Booklets You Should Know About; Tips You Should Know About; Market Place; What It's Called And Where To Buy It; Index To Six Previous Issues
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