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Design snapshot: Captivated by 17th-century craft

Design snapshot: Captivated by 17th-century craft

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of time-worn handiwork.

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Design snapshot: The skys the limit

Design snapshot: The sky's the limit

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a Nantucket-style dormer and widow's walk.

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Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

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This video series shows how an unrefined 3D SketchUp model will help get quick answers to design and dimension questions.

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Self-Taught MBA: A Real-Estate Lawyers Advice, Part 2

Self-Taught MBA: A Real-Estate Lawyer's Advice, Part 2

With a practice focused on real-estate, business, and bankruptcy law, attorney Nancy Loftis has counseled clients big and small through boom and bust cycles since 1982. She has seen success and failure firsthand, and observed what works and does not. Part 2 of our conversation: Consulting services, road hazards, and the definition of success during times of famine.

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Patricks Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference

Patrick's Barn: Two Big Doors Make a Big Difference

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Two pairs of homemade doors make the front of our barn look a whole lot better.

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Cheap Tricks for Soundproofing

Cheap Tricks for Soundproofing

Soundproofing can be a very expensive addition to the price of construction, but there are some cheap tricks that will make a huge difference for not much cost. In this video I'll review 5/8" vs 1/2" drywall, the use of QuietPutty pads over outlets, double sheetrock, and Cast Iron drain pipes. These solutions can be much less expensive than using soundproofing drywall everywhere, but still make a tremendous difference towards achieving a quiet/peaceful house. -Matt Risinger

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Design snapshot: Cottage placemaking

Design snapshot: Cottage placemaking

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of engaged siting.

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Choosing Between an Air-Source and Ground-Source Heat Pump

Choosing Between an Air-Source and Ground-Source Heat Pump

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A homeowner planning a tight, well-insulated house is grappling with a key decision: whether to choose an air-source or ground-source heat pump for heating and cooling. What's the best call?

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Fine Homebuildings Ever-Growing Collection of How-To Video Series

Fine Homebuilding's Ever-Growing Collection of How-To Video Series

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Online subscribers get exclusive access to videos covering many building and remodeling topics, including drywall, windows, siding, roofs, and more

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Design snapshot: New England vernacular tower

Design snapshot: New England vernacular tower

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a work-building-turned-gallery.

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Self-Taught MBA: A Real-Estate Lawyers Advice, Part 1

Self-Taught MBA: A Real-Estate Lawyer's Advice, Part 1

With a practice focused on real-estate, business, and bankruptcy law, attorney Nancy Loftis has counseled clients big and small through boom and bust cycles since 1982. She has seen success and failure firsthand, and observed what works and does not. Her honest, disinterested take on what it takes to make it in construction and real-estate might provide us a refreshingly realistic look at the ingredients of success.

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Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a divided window.

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Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

You don't see much real wood siding on houses anymore, but wood can be a durable (and beautiful) option if we take the care to install it correctly. In this video I'll show you the tricks to a wood siding installation that will set you up for decades of beauty for your home.

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Framing a deck with a radius

Framing a deck with a radius

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Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs.

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Choosing a Cost-Effective Wall System

Choosing a Cost-Effective Wall System

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Erik Olofsson wants to build an energy-efficient house in the mountains of British Columbia, something with walls close to R-40. He wonders whether a double-stud wall is the most economical way to reach his goals.

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Neon and Modern on Shelter Island

Neon and Modern on Shelter Island

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A modern house unlike any other.

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Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

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When it's hot and the ground doesn't cooperate, even machine dug holes are hard work.

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Design snapshot: Interior inspiration

Design snapshot: Interior inspiration

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares an interior "Design snapshot" of an eyebrow dormer window.

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Whats the Best Way to Install Cedar-Shingle Siding on an Old House?

What's the Best Way to Install Cedar-Shingle Siding on an Old House?

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New shingles are going over the old as part of a lead-abatement program, but the contractor who won the job is using techniques that make the homeowner nervous.

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Self-taught MBA: Arming the Insurgency

Self-taught MBA: Arming the Insurgency

You can build name recognition, credibility and a customer following using your local paper, television and radio to tell your story effectively and for free.

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