September 1, 2009
Looking for an energy-efficient, durable, green alternative to standard siding? The answer may be the next tree over.
Festool manufactures power tools that often sell for twice the cost of competitive tools. But are these premium-priced tools worth the premium price?
August 27, 2009
So I was talking to Tucker Windover, a carpenter who writes for this magazine, and he said that every new house should have a sticker on the front door, just…
In search of the best way to tear off stubborn old shingles? The market for wacky, ingenius, and quirky tear-off tools is a crowded one.
Heard of TimberSil? Wondered how it's different than ordinary pressure treated lumber? Mike Guertin tried it out on a 900 sf deck last year and reports on what it is,…
August 26, 2009
Festool's newest portable power planer, the EHL 65E, packs some premium features, but do they warrant a price tag of nearly $400?
August 20, 2009
It pays to take advantage of the wide variety of green tax credits and rebate programs now available through the federal and state governments.
August 18, 2009
Mythbusters: Home Energy Efficiency Measures That Actually Save Energy
August 11, 2009
In the Dec/Jan 2009 issue of Fine Homebuilding (#200), I reported on a new code that requires fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes and town houses. The…
July 17, 2009
Skip the mess and stick ceramic tile right to the wall using a new peel and stick mat.
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