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sa   ADOBE
sa   BRICK
sa   GLASS
sa   SLATE
sa   TILE
sa   WOOD

Scrounging. Making the most of used, recycled and surplus materials. Tips on how to search a junk or wrecker's yard for needed items.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1982 (v.5#9) pg. 35

A list of materials for the cost-conscious builder which are low-cost, low maintenance and don't waste energy. They include rolled asphalt roofing, gravel driveways, aluminum windows, and fiberglass siding shingles.
COST CUTS Mar 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 1

A guide to salvaging old buildings for the materials.
COUNTRYSIDE Nov 1979 (v.63#11) pg. 32

How to salvage your own piece of the past. How to salvage old buildings, in whole or in part, and put them to use in new structures.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 22, 26

What is available in building materials that lower the maintenance cost of your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #245 Jan 1984 (v.34#1) pg. 44

Tip: Discourage plywood theft by nailing through the top three or four pieces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Allergy free in Ottawa. Experiences learned building a house for someone with severe allergic reactions to common building materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 6

Foam-core panels. A survey of the products available, how they're installed and the controversies surrounding their use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 52
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 10

Tip on using plastic kitchen wrap to bundle leftover building materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 30

Tip on having sand delivered in a concrete transit mix truck to facilitate spreading it in a trench.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 30

Suggestions on wood species that are suitable for use as exterior trim.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 22

How to cut building costs by reusing old materials.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 55

Silk-purse architecture. Tips on locating and salvaging used building materials.
HARROWSMITH #56 Aug-Sep 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 34

Sweet salvage. A guide to finding and using antique fixtures and other architectural treasures.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 32

Simple holder facilitates the job of hanging roll building felt on vertical walls.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 8

I live in a paper house. Description of the techniques used to construct small buildings from corrugated paper board.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #41 Sep 1976 pg. 102

How to "grow" buildings. A look at underwater grown structures. Wire mesh with an electrical charge is put in sea water where a limestone-like substance accumulates.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 118

Easy, accurate estimates. How to tell exactly how much lumber to buy for a major construction project (like erecting a house or building an addition). A computer program, written in BASIC, is also provided to help in calculating supply needs.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 26

Suggestions on finding, buying and using architectural salvage.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 42

Modern vs. traditional materials. A guide to when to consider modern materials in the restoration of an old house and when they're not suitable.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 3

Architectural salvage to the rescue. What you can expect to find, buying tips, etc. Includes a directory of sources.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.18#2) pg. 29

New home remodeling materials.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1963 (v.183#3) pg. 126

If building goes metric, what will the switch mean to home improvement and construction. Tables give metric equivalent of common construction materials and supplies.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1980 (v.216#2) pg. 57

Ideas for saving money on building materials.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 24

Healthy building. Reduce indoor pollution by using nontoxic building materials. Also includes tips on removing toxic chemicals from new carpeting.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 30
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 14

Tips on getting discounts on building materials.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1989 (v.4#4) pg. 36