Copyright (c) 2016 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/homebuilding-video-tips-with-chuck-miller Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:25:47 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "There's A Better Way Video Tips" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/homebuilding-video-tips-with-chuck-miller <![CDATA[Controlling Dust During a Remodel]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:06:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148359/controlling-dust-during-a-remodel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/148359/controlling-dust-during-a-remodel Controlling Dust During a Remodel Posted by Kevini
A dust barrier can help keep remodeling dust from covering the rest of the house ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Drill Holder for Your Ladder]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:41:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147445/make-a-drill-holder-for-your-ladder http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147445/make-a-drill-holder-for-your-ladder Make a Drill Holder for Your Ladder Posted by Kevini
Secure your drill safely to your ladder ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Protect Your Air Conditioner's Condenser in the Winter]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:57:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147128/how-to-protect-your-air-conditioners-condenser-in-the-winter http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/147128/how-to-protect-your-air-conditioners-condenser-in-the-winter How to Protect Your Air Conditioner's Condenser in the Winter Posted by Kevini
A clever way to winterize your air-conditioning unit ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Easy Way to Paint a Window Sash]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:02:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/140702/an-easy-way-to-paint-a-window-sash http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/140702/an-easy-way-to-paint-a-window-sash An Easy Way to Paint a Window Sash Posted by FHBdotcom
If you have to paint a window that has divided lights, you could lay the sash down on a sawhorse and do your best to not get paint on the glass, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:34:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131911/how-to-stop-your-glasses-from-fogging-while-wearing-a-dust-mask http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/131911/how-to-stop-your-glasses-from-fogging-while-wearing-a-dust-mask How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask Posted by Kevini
For those who wear glasses, wearing a dust mask can be a frustrating experience because your glasses are likely to fog. But of course, there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Deck with Skirtboards]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:33:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/121805/a-deck-with-skirtboards http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/121805/a-deck-with-skirtboards A Deck with Skirtboards Posted by Kevini
If you're pouring piers for an above-grade deck that calls for decorative skirting, you could install the boards right up to the piers and then notch them, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Water for Cutting Masonry]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:20:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/115073/water-for-cutting-masonry http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/115073/water-for-cutting-masonry 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring Clamp Upgrade]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111790/spring-clamp-upgrade http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111790/spring-clamp-upgrade Spring Clamp Upgrade Posted by Kevini
If you've lost the protective pad that came with your spring clamp, you could go ahead and use it as is and mar your work piece, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable Posted by Kevini
Learn how to outfit your cut bucket for a more comfortable grip while painting ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Painter's Cut Bucket]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:02:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110607/how-to-make-a-painters-cut-bucket http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110607/how-to-make-a-painters-cut-bucket How to Make a Painter's Cut Bucket Posted by Kevini
If you have some painting to do, you could pry off the lid and work directly out of the paint can, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:19:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109945/laser-plumb-bob-speeds-ceiling-drywall-installation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109945/laser-plumb-bob-speeds-ceiling-drywall-installation Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation Posted by Kevini
If you're hanging drywall on a ceiling that has many recessed can lights, you could use your tape measure to mark each location, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Metal Corner Bead Substitutes for Drywall Clips]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:11:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109829/metal-corner-bead-substitutes-for-drywall-clips http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109829/metal-corner-bead-substitutes-for-drywall-clips Metal Corner Bead Substitutes for Drywall Clips Posted by Kevini
Learn how to hang drywall on a one-stud corner ]]>
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<![CDATA[Flatbar Helps Lift Drywall into Place]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:26:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109697/flatbar-helps-lift-drywall-into-place http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109697/flatbar-helps-lift-drywall-into-place Flatbar Helps Lift Drywall into Place Posted by Kevini
If you need to hang some drywall, you could lift the bottom sheet into place and then struggle to hold it there with your knee while you run a few screws into the studs, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:13:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109583/clothespin-transforms-a-carpenters-pencil http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109583/clothespin-transforms-a-carpenters-pencil Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil Posted by Kevini
Keep your carpenter's pencil from getting lost by joining it up with a clothespin ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Door Sweep]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:19:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109448/simple-door-sweep http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/109448/simple-door-sweep Simple Door Sweep Posted by Kevini
Learn how to make a simple door sweep from vinyl cove base ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Jig for Holding Tiny Brad Nails]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:19:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/108958/simple-jig-for-holding-tiny-brad-nails http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/108958/simple-jig-for-holding-tiny-brad-nails 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:58:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103728/cutting-wooden-plugs-without-a-drill-press http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/103728/cutting-wooden-plugs-without-a-drill-press Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press Posted by Kevini
If you need to cut wooden plugs on a job site and there's no drill press handy, you could struggle to use the your drill and plug cutter freehand, but there's a better way. ]]>
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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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:50:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73804/straight-cuts-on-cardboard-concrete-forms http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73804/straight-cuts-on-cardboard-concrete-forms Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms Posted by Kevini
If you need to cut a bunch of cardboard concrete forms, you could use your tape measure to make a bunch of marks and try to follow your line with your saw, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Drying Rack for Small Components ]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:39:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73765/simple-drying-rack-for-small-components http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73765/simple-drying-rack-for-small-components Simple Drying Rack for Small Components Posted by Kevini
If you have stain or varnish a bunch of small components, you could spend time building an elaborate drying rack, but there's a better way. ]]>
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