Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:27:36 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:00 -0500 Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise Posted by Matt_Higgins
Why a sturdy hitch-mounted vise is really handy should be pretty obvious. Everyone appreciates that when you need to cut something, it's easier and a whole safer if the material is held securely in... ]]>
<![CDATA[HOUSES 2015]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:50:37 -0500 HOUSES 2015 Posted by LisaRaleigh
Summer 2015 - Issue No. 251 ]]>
<![CDATA[ Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0500  Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
An elegant hood molding on this early Cape Cod style house in Winterport, Maine protects the entrance from rain and adds a decorative element to an otherwise simple facade. Interestingly, the front steps have been removed, indicating that this lovely entrance is no longer in use..... ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Great Drywall Results]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:27:04 -0500 Get Great Drywall Results Posted by Matt_Higgins
Interior wall finishing is a popular topic at Fine Homebuilding. It's a task that just about all pros and do-it-yourselfers will eventually tackle. Also, bad work is right there on the surface. If... ]]>
<![CDATA[Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:38:54 -0500 Eco-Friendly Palo Alto Gets Even Friendlier Posted by ScottG
The California community approves code changes that will require all new buildings be ready for solar panels and gray-water irrigation ]]>
<![CDATA[Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:27:38 -0500 Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw Posted by Matt_Higgins
Making big cuts? Skilsaw's new Sawsquatch (SPT70WM-22) features a 10 1/4 in. blade, so it can handle a 4x4, for example, with one cut. It's powered by Skilsaw's 15-amp Dual-Field motor that Skilsaw... ]]>
<![CDATA[Schluter DITRA-HEAT]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:58:24 -0500 Schluter DITRA-HEAT Posted by Matt_Higgins
Schluter Systems has expanded its lineup of building products with the new DITRA-HEAT that combines an uncoupling membrane with an electric heat system. The DITRA-HEAT system is designed to allow... ]]>
<![CDATA[Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:57:24 -0500 Seattle Gets a Passive-House Town House Posted by ScottG
The developer who built the city's first Passive House-certified single-family home tries his hand on a different kind of property. ]]>
<![CDATA[A loft with "Mad Men" style.]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:05:00 -0500 A loft with Posted by KenGutmaker
This loft in downtown Minneapolis is a mid century treasure. ]]>
<![CDATA[Get More Vehicle Storage]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:53 -0500 Get More Vehicle Storage Posted by Matt_Higgins
For many of you, your vehicle--most likely a truck--is basically just another tool. It's there to help get the job done. While I'm no connoisseur or aficionado, I'm a bit of a car guy, so I have a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:19:47 -0500 Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails Posted by Kevini
If you need to nail on a small piece of molding with tiny brad nails, you could try to hold them and hope you don't smash your fingers, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Overlapping Open Spaces]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:01:29 -0500 Overlapping Open Spaces Posted by Susan_Teare
Making semi-open spaces was the design concept when creating this kitchen ]]>
<![CDATA[Arizona Bans Ban on Bags]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:29:41 -0500 Arizona Bans Ban on Bags Posted by ScottG
While communities around the country mull bans on plastic grocery sacks, Arizona has a new law prohibiting bans or extra fees. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wireless Power Tool Charging]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:03:30 -0500 Wireless Power Tool Charging Posted by Matt_Higgins
Cordless tools make many jobs easier. Now, popular manufacturer Bosch is looking to make using its cordless power tools even easier with the introduction of its 18V Wireless Battery Charger system... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Beautiful Staircase, Magnificent House]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0500     Beautiful Staircase, Magnificent House Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
The diminutive Ruggles House in out of the way Columbia Falls, Maine is an absolute gem of Federal Style architecture and Adamesque ornamentation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Home Improvement Spending Expected to Rise]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:16 -0500 Home Improvement Spending Expected to Rise Posted by Matt_Higgins
According to analyists at Fitch Ratings, home improvement spending will rise by a predicted 6%. The U.S. Home Imporvement Industry Special Report was released in October of 2014 and reflects expected... ]]>
<![CDATA[Outdoor Spaces]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:05:46 -0500 Outdoor Spaces Posted by Matt_Higgins
Do you take your building and design skills outdoors? Here is some outdoor inspiration for you. This post on showcases some fun creativity. This outdoor space won Fine... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Stay in Sync: How to Avoid Strategic Misalignemnts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:35:07 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Stay in Sync: How to Avoid Strategic Misalignemnts Posted by FPR
Have you and your business gotten out of sync with a slowly evolving business environment? You may not even notice it, but your once sound business strategy may breakdown if you don’t adopt to social and technological changes. ]]>
<![CDATA[Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:46:56 -0500 Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market Posted by ScottG
Routine jobs such as installing new faucets and television sets are part of a $400 billion industry that's just waiting to be developed. ]]>
<![CDATA[Clean and Simple]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:42:21 -0500 Clean and Simple Posted by Susan_Teare
A thoughtful kitchen renovation that turned out to be a total success. ]]>