Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:45:34 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Our Secret to Getting a "Crisp" Finish]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:55:00 -0500 Our Secret to Getting a Posted by Matt Risinger
To get the perfectly flat, smooth drywall finish that is so important to the finish of our homes, we use Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) Studs. Read on for my top 4 reasons to use LSL Studs and tips for installation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Caring for Hardwood Decking]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:00:06 -0500 Caring for Hardwood Decking Posted by AndyEngel
Link to a site with terrific information on finishing and refinishing hardwood decking. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wellstone Place]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:34:31 -0500 Wellstone Place Posted by MarvinRemodel
The fiberglass exterior makes such a huge difference in our salt air environment, and the wood interior really coincides with the interior trim. ]]>
<![CDATA[LEDs Could Get A Lot Cheaper]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:15:20 -0500 LEDs Could Get A Lot Cheaper Posted by ScottG
Researchers are developing new materials to replace rare-earth elements. Steep cost reductions are possible. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Curved Cut in Tile]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:09:06 -0500 How to Make a Curved Cut in Tile Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn the basics of how to cut curves in tile with a wet saw ]]>
<![CDATA[The staircase is the key]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:19:22 -0500 The staircase is the key Posted by KenGutmaker
Stairs say a lot about a project. ]]>
<![CDATA[Construction Site Rules]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:55:00 -0500 Construction Site Rules Posted by Matt Risinger
These are the Construction Site Rules we post on all our job sites; we also have all our sub-contractors sign a copy of these rules as part of their agreement. ]]>
<![CDATA[Seaside Garden]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Seaside Garden Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Seaside gardens can be lovely but this one is particularly nice. Located near Cape Cod, its small scale and proximity to the water make a wonderful combination ]]>
<![CDATA[House Wrap for Modern Architecture]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:55:00 -0500 House Wrap for Modern Architecture Posted by Matt Risinger
Choosing the correct weather resistant barrier (or house wrap) it's important to take into account the amount of exposure your walls are getting. Houses with more exposure will require a more robust waterproofing strategy. Read on for more information and my tips for choosing the right house wrap for your project. ]]>
<![CDATA[Deck Finishes]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:05:00 -0500 Deck Finishes Posted by AndyEngel
Tips on how to maximize the durability of a deck finish. ]]>
<![CDATA[Finding the Small-House Sweet Spot]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:24:17 -0500 Finding the Small-House Sweet Spot Posted by ScottG
Two builders collaborate on a 60-unit subdivision where 610-sq.-ft. houses start at $129,900 and solar panels mean free heat ]]>
<![CDATA[Water for Cutting Masonry]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:20:54 -0500 Water for Cutting Masonry Posted by Kevini
If you have to cut a paving stone or concrete block with an angle grinder, you could cut it dry and get a face full of dust and possibly ruin the blade, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[What I did on my summer vacation.]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:52:57 -0500 What I did on my summer vacation. Posted by KenGutmaker
A trailer park offers overnight rentals in Vintage RV's ]]>
<![CDATA[Saniflo Saniswift Drainage Pump]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:03:30 -0500 Saniflo Saniswift Drainage Pump Posted by Matt_Higgins
There are numerous examples where gray water removal is needed in a remodel type situation. There are just as many possible complications, but a big one is the lack of below-floor drainage. If you... ]]>
<![CDATA[Wilkinson Lake Home]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:58:16 -0500 Wilkinson Lake Home Posted by MarvinRemodel
With both prairie meadow views and lake views, the large expanse of glass allows the outdoor beauty to be visible from nearly every room of the home. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Best Roof for Hot & Humid Climates]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:55:00 -0500 The Best Roof for Hot & Humid Climates Posted by Matt Risinger
Working in Texas for over 10 years, I've learned how important it is to select materials that work well with the climate. In this video, I review the benefits of using a metal roof when you're working with in the hot and humid southern states of the US. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Green Guide for Native Americans]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:46:21 -0500 A Green Guide for Native Americans Posted by ScottG
Government and tribal representatives release a guide to help revive sustainable-building practices for tribal housing ]]>
<![CDATA[Green Building Council Names Home of the Year]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:29:51 -0500 Green Building Council Names Home of the Year Posted by ScottG
The Hawaiian home is the first in the state to be certified under the newest version of LEED ]]>
<![CDATA[Malco Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:45:23 -0500 Malco Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter Posted by Matt_Higgins
When a material is made out of steel and is stone coated, it isn't easy to cut. Malco states its cutting table makes the job 30% easier. The table allows you to cut shingles in one easy, steady... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Dutch Treat]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500  Dutch Treat Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This tidy little doorway in Delft, Netherlands illustrates the Dutch proclivity for order and cleanliness. ]]>