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They knew how to build back in the old days

They knew how to build back in the old days

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A personal re-discovery of a funny story about building a house

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Water where it oughta be

Water where it oughta be

In the wake of spring storms, rainwater collection makes more sense than rainwater mitigation

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Choosing a Hammer Over Harvard

Choosing a Hammer Over Harvard

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In 1985, Andy Hoffman had a degree in chemical engineering and a job working for the EPA. So what did he do? He became a carpenter.

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Lunch Pail Podcast - Decking 2010

Lunch Pail Podcast - Decking 2010

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Get a head start on the 2010 decking season with information on new decking materials, finishes, and more.

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Tool Guide Survey Could Earn You Some Great Prizes

Tool Guide Survey Could Earn You Some Great Prizes

Pick your favorite tools in a short survey and you might win a great prize.

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How to Bend Azek Cellular PVC Decking

How to Bend Azek Cellular PVC Decking

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Beautiful inlaid designs can be created with bendable man-made decking materials.

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Postcard from Providence

Postcard from Providence

Notes from the 2010 JLC Live show in Providence, Rhode Island

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Pocket Door Hardware Tricks, Jigs, and Trim Bending

Pocket Door Hardware Tricks, Jigs, and Trim Bending

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Pocket Door Hardware modifications, a simple jig, and curved stop molding.

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Lunch Pail Podcast - March 26, 2010

Lunch Pail Podcast - March 26, 2010

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Learn how to find and use mineral wool in our weekly podcast. Plus, when do architectural aesthetics trump energy efficient building practices?

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Is the EnergyStar Program Flawed?

Is the EnergyStar Program Flawed?

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According to recent news reports, the EnergyStar program may not be as diligent as it should be when it comes to vetting products.

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Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

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Don't let sagging plaster get you down. If you're in a pinch, you can secure it with an item from your plumber's tool kit

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What a damp basement can do to brick

What a damp basement can do to brick

Some science-savy builders help an editor understand what's causing the base of an old chimney to deteriorate.

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Why Building Science Matters to Builders (and Drinking Birds)

Why Building Science Matters to Builders (and Drinking Birds)

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As energy prices rise, and as we tighten and insulate our homes to greater levels in response, the potential for negative consequences--mold, rot, and indoor air pollution, including carbon monoxide poisoning from backdrafting--also rises.

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Tablesaw Accident Sparks Million-Dollar Finger

Tablesaw Accident Sparks Million-Dollar Finger

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Where does personal responsibility end and manufacturer liability begin?

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Lunch Pail Podcast - March 19, 2010

Lunch Pail Podcast - March 19, 2010

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This week, meet our longest-serving staffer and join the debate on the Ryobi tablesaw lawsuit.

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My mission to find mineral wool

My mission to find mineral wool

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It's sometimes easy for us to let readers know about new products like rigid mineral wool insulation (written by Alex Wilson in FHB issue #208, click here), but for our readers, finding a...

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Our cover is not all thats new

Our cover is not all that's new

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We have a new cover and a new department. Help us craft a tagline. What does FHB mean to you?

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Pseudo-Elliptical Pocket Door in Arch

Pseudo-Elliptical Pocket Door in Arch

Techniques for making pocket doors work in arched openings

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A Powerhouse of a Barn

A Powerhouse of a Barn

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This 700 sq. ft. barn is Certified LEED Platinum, needs no furnace, and is equipped with LED lights that signal how much solar energy it is producing.

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Festool Domino to focus on decking

Festool Domino to focus on decking

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Expanding on it's successful woodworking market, Festool has created fasteners that allow the Domino to be used by deck builders.

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