Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/ Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:25:55 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/ <![CDATA[Simple, Quiet and Serene]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96581/simple-quiet-and-serene http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96581/simple-quiet-and-serene Simple, Quiet and Serene Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Here's a lovely place to contemplate a journal entry, the next great American novel​ or even the meaning of life itself. And those things do not require an expensive, fancy or complicated space. Henry David Thoreau wrote great material even from his tiny, rustic cabin on Walden Pond. This little meditation/writing nook in a farmhouse in Maine seems to illustrate a quote by Thoreau that I like to remember: "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone...". Sometimes it is important to remember that less really can be more more.... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:09:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96585/custom-sanding-block-for-perfect-coped-joints http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96585/custom-sanding-block-for-perfect-coped-joints Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints Posted by Kevini
If you're coping baseboard and your cut is not perfect, you could use a rasp or knife to try and improve the fit, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/96585/custom-sanding-block-for-perfect-coped-joints
<![CDATA[How to Install an Electrical Outlet Box]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73446/how-to-install-an-electrical-outlet-box http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73446/how-to-install-an-electrical-outlet-box How to Install an Electrical Outlet Box Posted by JFink
A quick-and-easy way to install electrical outlet boxes ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73446/how-to-install-an-electrical-outlet-box
<![CDATA[FastenMaster: FUSIONLoc]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:35:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/85704/fastenmaster-fusionloc http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/85704/fastenmaster-fusionloc FastenMaster: FUSIONLoc Posted by JFink
FastenMaster introduces us to the new collated hidden deck-fastening system, FUSIONLoc. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/85704/fastenmaster-fusionloc
<![CDATA[Spring Kitchen]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:39:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/83591/spring-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/83591/spring-kitchen Spring Kitchen Posted by KenGutmaker
An elegant kitchen provides intimate spaces. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/83591/spring-kitchen
<![CDATA[Monitoring Air Quality at Home]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:14:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75476/monitoring-air-quality-at-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75476/monitoring-air-quality-at-home Monitoring Air Quality at Home Posted by ScottG
Devices that can track particulates and other air pollutants at home are beginning to find their way to market. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75476/monitoring-air-quality-at-home
<![CDATA[Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:19:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Update on Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
I got a chance to check out Bosch's new finger-saving tablesaw at JLC Live. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74434/update-on-boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:18:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration Video: Bosch Reaxx Finger-Saving Tablesaw Demonstration Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch's system is triggered by touching the blade like SawStop's, but it doesn't destroy the blade when it's activated. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/75210/video-bosch-reaxx-finger-saving-tablesaw-demonstration
<![CDATA[Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:20:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74340/ecoshel-smart-shingle-system http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74340/ecoshel-smart-shingle-system Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System Posted by MikeGuertin
Collated cedar shingle panel speeds installation and has a built-in drainage gap ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74340/ecoshel-smart-shingle-system
<![CDATA[Mosely Infinity Level System - Very impressive ]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:21:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive Mosely Infinity Level System - Very impressive Posted by MikeGuertin
A game-changing level system goes high-function with multiple ways to interconnect and use in a variety of ways. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74326/mosely-infinity-level-system-very-impressive
<![CDATA[An Unexpected Spectator]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:29:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74259/an-unexpected-spectator http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74259/an-unexpected-spectator An Unexpected Spectator Posted by Susan_Teare
When shooting the beautiful details of this modern style home, I zoomed in a found a furry observer! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74259/an-unexpected-spectator
<![CDATA[From The Observation Tower]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:47:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74265/from-the-observation-tower http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74265/from-the-observation-tower From The Observation Tower Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This spectacular modernist house was designed by architect Wallace Harrison for Nelson Rockefeller and built on a dramatic ledge near Bar Harbor. Harrison was involved in the design of many large scale and well known modern buildings such as the United Nations, Lincoln Center and even Rockefeller Center. Harrison was used to thinking big, not only in size but also in concept. This house is an example of that thinking and is primarily a great, dramatic curve with a lighthouse-like tower in the center. At the top of the tower this small circular observation deck offers sweeping views of the shoreline and ocean. Since this was the first modern house I had the opportunity to photograph, it was an important experience for me and expanded my awareness of architectural styles. Even though it stands out as a rarity in Maine’s largely traditional architectural heritage, it seems appropriate to include this as one of Maine’s great houses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74265/from-the-observation-tower
<![CDATA[Chinese Drywall Maker Coughs up Tardy Payments]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:56:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74257/chinese-drywall-maker-coughs-up-tardy-payments http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74257/chinese-drywall-maker-coughs-up-tardy-payments Chinese Drywall Maker Coughs up Tardy Payments Posted by ScottG
Five years after a state-owned company was ordered to pay for damages, the company resurfaces with money for some plaintiffs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74257/chinese-drywall-maker-coughs-up-tardy-payments
<![CDATA[Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:54:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw Posted by patrick_mccombe
Bosch has introduced a tablesaw to compete with SawStop's job-site portable. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74252/boschs-new-finger-saving-portable-saw
<![CDATA[Elevator Shafts Blamed for Big Energy Losses]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:47:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74239/elevator-shafts-blamed-for-big-energy-losses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74239/elevator-shafts-blamed-for-big-energy-losses Elevator Shafts Blamed for Big Energy Losses Posted by ScottG
A new study says leaks in New York City apartment buildings waste thousands of dollars annually in lost heat. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74239/elevator-shafts-blamed-for-big-energy-losses
<![CDATA[How to Install a Tile Shower Floor]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:03:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74237/how-to-install-a-tile-shower-floor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74237/how-to-install-a-tile-shower-floor How to Install a Tile Shower Floor Posted by JFink
If your next bathroom remodel includes a tub or prefab fiberglass shower base, then the installation is going to be pretty straightforward. But, if you're thinking of installing a tile shower floor... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74237/how-to-install-a-tile-shower-floor
<![CDATA[When LEED Platinum Isn't Enough]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:02:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74233/when-leed-platinum-isnt-enough http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74233/when-leed-platinum-isnt-enough When LEED Platinum Isn't Enough Posted by ScottG
Developers hope a Minneapolis multifamily project will win partial certification under the Living Building Challenge even as they realize full certification is well out of reach ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74233/when-leed-platinum-isnt-enough
<![CDATA[Installing Crown Molding Without a Nail Gun]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:00:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74231/installing-crown-molding-without-a-nail-gun http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74231/installing-crown-molding-without-a-nail-gun Installing Crown Molding Without a Nail Gun Posted by AndyEngel
A hammer, a nailset, and a bag of finish nails are all you really need to hang crown molding. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74231/installing-crown-molding-without-a-nail-gun
<![CDATA[Marvin Windows: Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:49:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74122/marvin-windows-next-generation-ultimate-double-hung http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74122/marvin-windows-next-generation-ultimate-double-hung Marvin Windows: Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung Posted by JFink
We stopped by the Marvin Windows and Doors booth at the 2015 International Builders' Show to learn about their Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung windows. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74122/marvin-windows-next-generation-ultimate-double-hung
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Keep Control by Keeping Track]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:55:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73796/self-taught-mba-keep-control-by-keeping-track http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73796/self-taught-mba-keep-control-by-keeping-track Self-Taught MBA: Keep Control by Keeping Track Posted by FPR
Tracking your trucks, tools and job site has becomes a lot easier and less expensive. Here’s a primer on the technology available for monitoring what matters without wasting your money. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73796/self-taught-mba-keep-control-by-keeping-track