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A Smart Beverage System for the Kitchen That Has Everything

A Smart Beverage System for the Kitchen That Has Everything

TopBrewer, from Danish manufacturer Scanomat, brings the barista home with a beverage system powered by your smartphone or tablet.

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Queen Anne Triple Decker

Queen Anne Triple Decker

The triple decker is a three-story apartment building built primarily in the northeastern United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.They were built by the thousands as an economical way to provide housing to the throngs of immigrant workers coming to work in the factories and mills of industrialized New England. Generally consisting of one apartment on each floor, it is common to see entire neighborhoods made up of these houses. In contrast to their generally austere design, this triple decker in Worcester, Masachussetts sports a Queen Anne tower and some decorative shingle work.

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SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw

SawStop Portable Job-Site Tablesaw

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The long-awaited SawStop portable is here. And it looks pretty good.

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Webinar March 10 on I-Joist Assemblies

The free session will cover the use of fire-protective membranes in residential floor systems.

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Contemporary Special Shapes Home

Contemporary Special Shapes Home

This contemporary stunner features a collection of windows in varying sizes to create one magnificent house.

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Self-Taught MBA: Steve Mouzon on the New Business of Business

Self-Taught MBA: Steve Mouzon on the New Business of Business

I spoke with Steve Mouzon, author of The Original Green, and now, New Media for Designers and Builders to ask him, “What’s different about the new builder’s business plan from the building business as usual?” His answer will surprise you.

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Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes

Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes

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The CBS news show accuses the company of importing laminate flooring with formaldehyde levels that exceed safe levels.

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Veteran FHB author to teach charity carpentry class

Veteran FHB author to teach charity carpentry class

Fine Homebuilding veteran Gary Striegler is gearing up to teach an intensive one-day finish carpentry class at the prestigious Indiana-based Marc Adams School of Woodworking, one of the most respected woodworking schools in the country.

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A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

The transformation of this "tired" kitchen created a perfect place for lots of cooking, entertaining and fun family time

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Reclaimed Countertop

Reclaimed Countertop

A redwood bench finds new life as a countertop.

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Wiring a Subpanel

Wiring a Subpanel

Discussion of installing a garage subpanel with several tips for success.

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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A Carpenters House - Extended Gallery

A Carpenter's House - Extended Gallery

Additional photos from the featured in Fine Homebuilding No. 250, "A Carpenter's House"

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 A Delightful Deck

A Delightful Deck

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With a view like this one overlooking San Francisco Bay you should be careful to take full advantage of what you've got. This homeowner did so by making this sun drenched deck cantilevered off the back of the house, right out over the water. Some built in seating and an inviting chaise lounge complete the picture. In fact this scene was so inviting that Coastal Living magazine used it as a cover shot!

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Researchers at Work on a New Refrigerator

Researchers at Work on a New Refrigerator

Using a new type of compressor, they hope to reduce energy consumption by about 40%, to less than 1kwh per day.

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The Counterintuitive Cladding

The Counterintuitive Cladding

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Like it or not, vinyl siding is an environmental option.

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Hot intro for cool appliance

Hot intro for cool appliance

Long a staple in commercial kitchens, blast chillers make their residential debut.

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Simple Drying Rack for Small Components

Simple Drying Rack for Small Components

If you have stain or varnish a bunch of small components, you could spend time building an elaborate drying rack, but there's a better way.

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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Extended Tailgate: Molly Jones McCabe, Tribal-Housing Advocate

Extended Tailgate: Molly Jones McCabe, Tribal-Housing Advocate

First, congratulations! This year marks Red Feather's 20th anniversary. How would you characterize where the mission has taken you and where you are going? When we were formed back in 1995 it was a...

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