Podcast Episode 53 — Basements, Porches, and Architecture, now on Video!
Countertops, lighting strikes, fence posts, roofing, grouting, and building a house in phases.
In this podcast episode, host and editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. They talk about their own projects: Justin’s porch, Brian’s involvement with the American Institute of Architects, and Rob’s basement. The guys also respond to listener questions. This is the first episode of the show that is also available on video. You can watch the show above, or on YouTube at the Fine Homebuilding YouTube Channel.
Other topics covered in this podcast: countertops, oil finishes, lightning strikes, fence posts, roofing, grouting, and building a house in phases.
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- American Institute of Architects.
- Charles Bickford’s article: Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That Multitask.
- Oval fire extinguisher.
- National Lightning Safety Institute.
- How it Works: Wood Rot.
- Building Smaller, for Now.
- Did Starting Small Work Out?
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
Lightning: Here’s listener Joshua’s house, made with a metal roof and a tall metal chimney. The guys address his concerns about lightning. Please click below on the PDF button to download the IEEE document discussed in the episode on this topic.
Justin’s porch: Also please click the gallery link below to check out the state of Justin’s porch project.