Editor's Notepad

Editor's Notepad

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Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin

Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin

Get a sneak peek of this beautiful book, plus you could win tickets to the Midwest Lake Home & Cabin Show and meet the author

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Raising Really Big Stones

Raising Really Big Stones

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Man uses ancient techniques to raise tremendous weights

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Wiring Video Tips

Wiring Video Tips

Save time and work safely on your next electrical project with some sound advice from the Fine Homebuilding video archives

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Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

Are Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems Really That Much Better?

A writer wonders whether off-the-grid systems might rightfully find a place in the debate over renewable energy.

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Tablesaw Kickback

Tablesaw Kickback

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Link to a video of tablesaw kickback

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Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

Fixing a Hot-Water Problem

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As part of a renovation of his four-story house in San Francisco, John Metcalfe has added a pair of tankless hot water heaters. But instead of delivering lots of hot water quickly, the revamped plumbing system means a two-minute wait for hot water at the shower or in the kitchen.

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Doctoring Curves Into PVC Decking

Doctoring Curves Into PVC Decking

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Fast-paced video of heating and bending PVC decking

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Patricks Barn: Framing a Deck

Patrick's Barn: Framing a Deck

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Building a porch on the back is one of the barn's last big projects.

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Reflections on Hurricane Sandy

Reflections on Hurricane Sandy

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The anniversary of the second-costliest hurricane in US history is only a few weeks away. During the last week of October, 2012, Hurricane Sandy ripped up the Altantic coast, causing over $68 billion...

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"You're Too Smart to Become a Carpenter"

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A tribute to a fine friend and mentor

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