Digital Exclusives for Issue 274
Here are the digital exclusives related to Issue 274.
Fine Homebuilding is proud of its video series called Why I Build, as seen on page 86 of this issue. Please check it out to see what motivates true masters of the trade.
We’ve also made it our mission to help the industry close the skills gap, as detailed on page 30 of this issue. Read about our $15,000 fundraiser for trade student scholarships here. Fine Homebuilding ambassador Shawn Van Dyke has more on closing the skills gap here. Visit our KeepCraftAlive.com site too.
In response to a reader letter, we’ve compiled a wide-ranging set of resources for residential steel work.
For an in-depth look at the challenges of designing, building, and living in wildfire country, see our special report, Building to Survive in Wildfire Country, by Scott Gibson. Brian Pontolilo has some additional thoughts with Your Best Defense for Wildfires. Also read Justin Fink’s editorial take on the topic.
Just in time for deck season, FHB editorial advisor Mike Guertin has advice to help you Get Your Deck Joists Right. There’s a digital-only companion to that article, Online Calculators Help Cover Deck-Load Requirements.
Garth Schwellenbach, the author of the article in this issue on an energy-efficient house in Rhode Island, has an extra 6 Tips for Net-Zero House Design. We also have an online gallery of photos from this project.
Joseph James offers A Remodeler’s Approach to Replicating Plaster Moldings in this issue of Fine Homebuilding. As a digital extra, check out a video demonstrating his Modern Approach to a Plaster Cornice.
On the Web
If you are looking for the other links related to our “On the Web” page (page 6 in the issue), you can find them here:
- Here are four deck-build video series. Each one details construction from start to finish.
- New products from the 2018 International Builders’ Show
- Podcast Episode 98: How good is good enough?
- Through the Lens: Shaker bedroom
- Why I Build: Watch finish carpenter and remodeler Tyler Grace.
For more great content from FineHomebuilding.com, here are two more online resources for you to enjoy: