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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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Child TV Star Now Makes Concrete Countertops

Child TV Star Now Makes Concrete Countertops

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One more white-collar veteran discovers the value of hard work

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Patricks Barn: Blower-Door Testing

Patrick's Barn: Blower-Door Testing

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With training from FHB author Larry Armanda, I test the airtightness of our barn with a blower door.

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How to Insulate a Flat Roof

How to Insulate a Flat Roof

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Atlanta architect Scott West designs a lot of contemporary houses with flat roofs, and he's looking for advice on the best way of insulating them. There are a variety of options, but at least one reader wonders whether he should junk the flat roof plan in favor of something else.

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Learn Timber-Framing Skills at Montpeliers Log-Cabin School

Learn Timber-Framing Skills at Montpelier's Log-Cabin School

Would you like to spend a week working alongside talented restoration carpenters to reconstruct a piece of history?

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What Makes the Best Air Barrier?

What Makes the 'Best' Air Barrier?

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Planning a high-performance house in Massachusetts, Bill L asks the Green Building Advisor's Q&A Forum how to build in an air barrier that will stand the test of time. He's not sure that specialized construction tapes are the way to go.

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High-Speed Homebuilding Videos

High-Speed Homebuilding Videos

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Three time-lapse videos, each of a different style house and set to a different genre of music. Which one is your favorite?

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Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

FHB author Bill Rainford (#237, Master Carpenter - Reproducing Traditional Moldings) wrote a blog his work with Historic Boston, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to preserving buildings in the Boston area.

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Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer

Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer

Editor's note: We didn't quite have room for the entire interview in the recent issue of Fine Homebuilding so we're posting it here SUSAN MARVIN, WINDOW MANUFACTURER Keeping a labor force intact was...

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Outdoor Projects Special Issues Available for iPad

Outdoor Projects Special Issues Available for iPad

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Download the Fine Homebuilding app to find mini magazine issues on building decks, sheds, patios, and more

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Patricks Barn: Drywall Is Done

Patrick's Barn: Drywall Is Done

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After more than 90 hours finishing drywall, I'm happy to be priming and painting.

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Cool New Building Products from the AIA Conference

Cool New Building Products from the AIA Conference

I recently attended my first American Institute of Architects Conference, held this year in my home port of Denver, Colorado. It was a pleasure to see things I’d never seen before.

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A Universal Kitchen for Everyone

A Universal Kitchen for Everyone

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Accessible kitchens don't have to be bland and institutional-looking. Here's one that's beautiful and functional for the whole family.

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Patricks Barn: Budget and Costs

Patrick's Barn: Budget and Costs

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With the barn moving toward completion, it's time to open the books.

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Can You Survive a Tornado?

Can You Survive a Tornado?

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Living in Tornado Alley without a storm shelter is a bit like barreling down the freeway without fastening your seat belt. Never mind the house--what about you and your family?

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