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Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

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Some people think shipping containers make great homes; some think they're just weird

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What Tool Did You Buy Today (or Recently)?

What Tool Did You Buy Today (or Recently)?

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For as long as I've been with the magazine, there has been an ongoing discussion in our Breaktime forum about everyone's latest tool purchases. Everything went in there, from a new pair of pliers to...

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A Decent Run for Remodeling Through April

A Decent Run for Remodeling Through April

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BuildFax data show 18 consecutive months of growth in home remodeling

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Increasing Clarity about Green Priorities

Increasing Clarity about Green Priorities

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A survey commissioned by Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity show consumer focus on energy efficiency as the key feature

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Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

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From a full garage conversion to just renovating an area to live in over the garage, these free chapters will clue you in on where to start.

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Plane Doors More Easily With a Shopmade Jig

Plane Doors More Easily With a Shopmade Jig

Scott Gibson shares a tip to keep doors and other big workpieces secure and level.

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The Best Photos of Dads Working With Kids

The Best Photos of Dads Working With Kids

Thank goodness we decided the winner of our Father’s Day photo contest would be chosen at random — it would have been impossible to choose a winner any other way...

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Behind the scenes at Bosch (am I even allowed to show this??)

Behind the scenes at Bosch (am I even allowed to show this??)

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Last week Bosch held a media event at their headquarters in Illinois to show us media-folk some of their brand new, and yet to come, tools. As we settled in for day 2, I took some guerilla video of...

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Concrete Paths to Energy Efficiency

Concrete Paths to Energy Efficiency

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A near-zero-energy demo home co-marketed by BASF Corp. and other partners is designed to show concrete’s benefits in shell construction, while a builder in North Carolina pours concrete exterior walls for two homes aiming for Passivhaus certification

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Remodelings Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Remodeling's Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Compared to the 2000s, the coming decade for remodelers is expected to feature more stability, and more spending in two key emerging markets, the Joint Center for Housing Studies says

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Smart-Phone Apps for Builders: Paypal

Smart-Phone Apps for Builders: Paypal

Send money to your friends, manage your account, and more, with the Paypal app. It’s free, secure, and more convenient

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Patricks Barn: What Will It Look Like?

Patrick's Barn: What Will It Look Like?

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A post-frame building is cheap and easy to build, but it also poses some challenges.

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Improved department means a road trip!

Improved department means a road trip!

FHB's Master Carpenter department will soon move to the center of the magazine, and will be accompanied by a companion web video. Editors visit timberframer Will Beemer.

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Disposing of Spent Spray-Foam Canisters

Disposing of Spent Spray-Foam Canisters

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Disposable spray foam kits are effective and convenient, but how do you get rid of the tanks and hoses.

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Making a House Livable Trumps Energy Efficiency

Making a House Livable Trumps Energy Efficiency

A couple planning to build a high-performance house have come across some plans that interest them. They turn to the Q&A forum at GreenBuildingAdvisor to ask whether anyone can make suggestions for improving the design.

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Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor

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Framers Larry Haun and Scott Grice demonstrate how to efficiently lay down, cut to length, and tack down wall plates before assembling new walls

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Patricks Barn: Rookie Mistake

Patrick's Barn: Rookie Mistake

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Success with concrete starts with having enough to do the job.

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The $6000 House

The $6000 House

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Housing Melt-Down: Opportunities for Modern Pioneers

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Dons Hen House: Home Building in Miniature

Don's Hen House: Home Building in Miniature

The Taunton Press, publisher of Fine Homebuilding, promises "inspiration for hands-on living." Here's the story of how one copy editor was inspired to drop his red pen, pick up a hammer and saw, and build a hen house.

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Remodelings Brightening Prospects, Part 4 of 5

Remodeling's Brightening Prospects, Part 4 of 5

As housing prices near stability in some metropolitan markets, spending on remodeling in those markets is expected to recover at a healthy rate

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