Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:20:22 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine <![CDATA[Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:37:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel Posted by Mahon3y
This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37545/easy-carry-air-hose-reel
<![CDATA[Paradox Lake House]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:40:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house Paradox Lake House Posted by lavenson
A year round home carved into the forest, at the edge of Paradox Lake, in upstate New York. Careful site planning and a rustic casual design help this well crafted home take its place among the 'great camps' of the Adirondack Park. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house
<![CDATA[Taking Issue: Energy Upgrades Threaten Older Homes]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes RDA
Attempts to improve the energy efficiency of older houses could put them on the endangered-species list. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes
<![CDATA[Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste Posted by RDA
What used to be called the dump is now the resource center. That's good news. Advice for both contractor and client. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste
<![CDATA[Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron Posted by RDA
Iron Age grilles are substantially built and guaranteed against breakage. ■ Manufactured by Iron Age Designs■ 206-276-0925; www.ironageregisters.com■ Cost: 4x10 grille, $45; 4x12 grille, $49 I’ve had an Iron Age... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron
<![CDATA[Upgrade Your Water Heater]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater Upgrade Your Water Heater Posted by RDA
The AirTap does the same work as a water heater, but more efficiently. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater
<![CDATA[Stylish Steel Garage Doors]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors Stylish Steel Garage Doors Posted by RDA
The cost and the maintenance needs of a wood door can be more than twice that of a steel version. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors
<![CDATA[Pollenproof Screens]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens Pollenproof Screens Posted by RDA
With openings that are significantly smaller than those on conventional screening, PollenTec screening can block between 90% and 99% of common allergy-causing pollens such as birch and ragweed, according to a manufacturer-sponsored study. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens
<![CDATA[LED Lightbulbs for the Home]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home LED Lightbulbs for the Home Posted by RDA
LED lightbulbs are environmentally safe, produce very little heat, and last a long time. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home
<![CDATA[Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator Posted by RDA
The Airetrak full-function bath-controller offers multiple fan-control options including time delay, fan speed, and daily operation period; but where the Airetrak really shines is in providing background ventilation. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator
<![CDATA[Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner Posted by RDA
SporiClean is an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner
<![CDATA[An Old-Time Garden Shed]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed An Old-Time Garden Shed Posted by RDA
This small, multi-purpose garden shed has a big presence. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed
<![CDATA[The Neighbor Out Back]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back The Neighbor Out Back Posted by RDA
This compact studio apartment has a garden connection, along with views of neighboring gardens from the kitchen and bath, which extends sightlines and gives the studio a roomy feel. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back
<![CDATA[The Watershed: A Writing Studio]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio The Watershed: A Writing Studio Posted by RDA
Nested inside a prefabricated steel framework, this diminutive writing studio overlooks a meadow. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio
<![CDATA[Small Spaces That are Great Places]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places Small Spaces That are Great Places Posted by RDA
A trio of diminutive buildings shows how thoughtful siting and exemplary planning can yield a backyard destination you won’t want to leave. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers Posted by RDA
Solvent-free strippers might not be as aggressive as solvent-based products, but they do work and are much safer. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Water Filters ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters What's the Difference?: Water Filters Posted by RDA
View a survey of how they work and what they remove. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Entry Doors]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors What's the Difference?: Entry Doors Posted by RDA
Exterior doors come in a wide range of prices, from $125 to several thousand. While there are a variety of doors available, most are made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors
<![CDATA[Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens Posted by RDA
Passive-solar design uses windows and shading devices to control the sun’s impact on a house. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens
<![CDATA[Great Moments: Hidden Hammer]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer Great Moments: Hidden Hammer Posted by RDA
A carpenter's slip reveals itself during a remodel sixty years later. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer