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Kitchen Countertop Pricing

Kitchen Countertop Pricing

There is no universal countertop for every kitchen, and there is no universal kitchen for every home, but you have more choices than ever in today’s marketplace.

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Mayhew Pro NailBoss De-nailer

Mayhew Pro NailBoss De-nailer

You could probably put this de-nailer tool to good use on new construction, but if you're performing deconstruction tasks for restoration and reuse projects, the Mayhew Pro NailBoss, an attachment...

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Building a Shed? Get the Site, Footings, and Floor Frame Right.

Building a Shed? Get the Site, Footings, and Floor Frame Right.

You may never look at it again, but one of the most important parts of a shed structure is the floor frame. Not only will the building method change depending on your overall design, but it's also...

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Announcing Fine Homebuildings 2015 HOUSES Award Winners

Announcing Fine Homebuilding's 2015 HOUSES Award Winners

These six homes demonstrate home building at its best.

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How to Find the Pitch of an Existing Roof

How to Find the Pitch of an Existing Roof

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If you need to find the pitch of an existing roof all you need is a level and a tape measure.

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Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise

Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise

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Why a sturdy hitch-mounted vise is really handy should be pretty obvious. Everyone appreciates that when you need to cut something, it's easier and a whole safer if the material is held securely in...

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 Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine

Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine

An elegant hood molding on this early Cape Cod style house in Winterport, Maine protects the entrance from rain and adds a decorative element to an otherwise simple facade. Interestingly, the front steps have been removed, indicating that this lovely entrance is no longer in use.....

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Get Great Drywall Results

Get Great Drywall Results

Interior wall finishing is a popular topic at Fine Homebuilding. It's a task that just about all pros and do-it-yourselfers will eventually tackle. Also, bad work is right there on the surface. If...

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Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier

Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier

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The California community approves code changes that will require all new buildings be ready for solar panels and gray-water irrigation

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Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Making big cuts? Skilsaw's new Sawsquatch (SPT70WM-22) features a 10 1/4 in. blade, so it can handle a 4x4, for example, with one cut. It's powered by Skilsaw's 15-amp Dual-Field motor that Skilsaw...

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Schluter DITRA-HEAT

Schluter DITRA-HEAT

Schluter Systems has expanded its lineup of building products with the new DITRA-HEAT that combines an uncoupling membrane with an electric heat system. The DITRA-HEAT system is designed to allow...

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Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House

Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House

The developer who built the city's first Passive House-certified single-family home tries his hand on a different kind of property.

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A loft with Mad Men style.

A loft with "Mad Men" style.

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This loft in downtown Minneapolis is a mid century treasure.

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Get More Vehicle Storage

Get More Vehicle Storage

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For many of you, your vehicle--most likely a truck--is basically just another tool. It's there to help get the job done. While I'm no connoisseur or aficionado, I'm a bit of a car guy, so I have a...

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Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails

Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails

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If you need to nail on a small piece of molding with tiny brad nails, you could try to hold them and hope you don't smash your fingers, but there's a better way.

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Overlapping Open Spaces

Overlapping Open Spaces

Making semi-open spaces was the design concept when creating this kitchen

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Arizona Bans Ban on Bags

Arizona Bans Ban on Bags

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While communities around the country mull bans on plastic grocery sacks, Arizona has a new law prohibiting bans or extra fees.

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Wireless Power Tool Charging

Wireless Power Tool Charging

Cordless tools make many jobs easier. Now, popular manufacturer Bosch is looking to make using its cordless power tools even easier with the introduction of its 18V Wireless Battery Charger system...

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    Beautiful Staircase, Magnificent House

Beautiful Staircase, Magnificent House

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The diminutive Ruggles House in out of the way Columbia Falls, Maine is an absolute gem of Federal Style architecture and Adamesque ornamentation.

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Home Improvement Spending Expected to Rise

Home Improvement Spending Expected to Rise

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According to analyists at Fitch Ratings, home improvement spending will rise by a predicted 6%. The U.S. Home Imporvement Industry Special Report was released in October of 2014 and reflects expected...

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