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Indoor Airflow - Perfect Balance vs. Door Undercut

Indoor Airflow - Perfect Balance vs. Door Undercut

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Unbalanced indoor air movement diminishes HVAC comfort and can lead to increased energy bills. Testing identifies problems and two door treatments can solve them.

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Setting Free the Builders

Setting Free the Builders

For more than 40 years, Lloyd Kahn has given people the tools and inspiration to build the most outrageous things. He shows no signs of slowing down.

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NAR Weighs in on Housing Market Salvation

NAR Weighs in on Housing Market Salvation

The return to stability, the association says, will be shorter and easier if lending restrictions are reduced and if loan limits and the National Flood Insurance Program are extended

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How To Cut Tenons for Deck Rails with a Tablesaw

How To Cut Tenons for Deck Rails with a Tablesaw

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A round tenon is a solid way to secure a baluster to a deck railing. Chuck Miller shows how to make a simple jig to cut your own in this episode of "There's a Better Way."

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Tool Hound Favorites:  Nail Jack Nail Puller

Tool Hound Favorites: Nail Jack Nail Puller

Today's favorite tool was generously contributed by friend, and fellow tool junkie/writer, Marc Lyman. Marc is Editor and Diabolical Mastermind behind HomeFixated.com, a tool and home improvement...

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A Preservationists Dream

A Preservationist's Dream

A deep commitment to preservation pays off

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Miamis Real Estate Fever

Miami's Real Estate Fever

As the temporary slowdown in foreclosure processing sparks all-cash purchases by investors in South Florida, housing shows its potential for both recovery and volatility

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Building a radon-resistant home.

Building a radon-resistant home.

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What is deadly and might be lurking in your basement? No, not a Ninja (well probably not), in most cases it is Radon. And it is important to know what Radon is and how to ensure it isn't a threat to your household. From building to testing, I will share what I learned about Radon while building my house.

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Great houses in Minneapolis

Great houses in Minneapolis

A preview of two houses that will appear in FHB - one new (modern, modular) and one remodel (a stunning improvement of a suburban split level)

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Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker

Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker

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Today's must-have tool comes from Larry Haun - longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor, ringleader of A Carpenter's View blog, and author of the new book, out this Fall, A Carpenter's Life - My Story...

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Remodeling in May Keeps Up the Pace

Remodeling in May Keeps Up the Pace

Through May, the industry had a year and a half of consecutive gains, according to BuildFax

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Bill Rose on crawlspaces: A bad idea, should be illegal

Bill Rose on crawlspaces: A bad idea, should be illegal

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In seeking subjects for "Inspector" games, I stumbled across a potential gold mine: The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America teams. These folks are constantly working to improve the houses...

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Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Learn a few quick tips to frame any wall perfectly and quickly.

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Lost Your Wrench? Print a New One...Is This the Future of Tools?

Lost Your Wrench? Print a New One...Is This the Future of Tools?

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I stumbled across this cool video from a National Geographic TV show on the tools used by astronauts. You saw it on Star Trek, and it turns out that reality isn't too far off the mark. A Burlington...

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Kissing the Nuclear Family Goodbye

Kissing the Nuclear Family Goodbye

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Outdated zoning regulations from the 1950s--especially prohibitions on second units--are hurting today's diverse households

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How to Form a Custom Concrete Pier for a Porch

How to Form a Custom Concrete Pier for a Porch

A builder who doesn't like the look of conventional cylindrical forms looks for way to make his own

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A bath thats not just remodeled, its reinvented

A bath that's not just remodeled, it's reinvented

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A new shower, new fixtures and a new floorplan make this remodeled bathroom a whole new experience

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A Custom Pirate Ship Is the Centerpiece for the Kuhl-est Kids Room Ever

A Custom Pirate Ship Is the Centerpiece for the Kuhl-est Kid's Room Ever

Back cover back story. Learn more about the talented artisans featured on Fine Homebuilding's back covers.

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Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

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Join architect Katie Hutchison for a companion video to her Fine Homebuilding Drawing Board column about upper-level oriels*. (* An oriel is a window bay without a foundation.)

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Patricks Barn: Framing Continues

Patrick's Barn: Framing Continues

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With the walls of the main barn nearing completion, it's time to start the roof.

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