Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:31:49 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Mastering Wood]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:55:17 -0500 Mastering Wood Posted by Matt_Higgins
Think you know all there is to know about wood? Sure, you probably work with it everyday, but check out these article below to make you really have masters level understanding of classic home... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:18:56 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations Posted by FPR
Whatever your role in the construction process, ensuring customer satisfaction during the weeks and months required to complete a typical project is a tall order. It helps to go over the warranty standards before you do the work, instead of after you get claim. ]]>
<![CDATA[Courtyard Entry]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:50:38 -0500 Courtyard Entry Posted by KenGutmaker
Modern lines and organic shapes create an interesting dynamic ]]>
<![CDATA[Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:19:22 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:25:06 -0500 FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table Posted by Matt_Higgins
If you wish to really miximize your space without making compromises in style and your ability to play a game of pool at home, this dining room table from FusionTables might suit your needs. Dining... ]]>
<![CDATA[Green Building Council CEO to Step Down]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:12:01 -0500 Green Building Council CEO to Step Down Posted by ScottG
After a dozen years at the helm, Rick Fedrizzi announced he will leave his post by the end of next year. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home]]> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:57:03 -0500 Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home Posted by Susan_Teare
The large window walls create a connection and beautiful views out to the lake for a retired couple ]]>
<![CDATA[Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:19:22 -0500 Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure Posted by Matt_Higgins
Posting a story about a series of faucets that range in price from $12,000 to $20,000. If you missed that post and your jaw just dropped, you read about these faucets here and see why they cost so... ]]>
<![CDATA[An Inviting Entryway/Pantry‚Äč]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:00:00 -0500 An Inviting Entryway/Pantry‚Äč Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
A sunny entryway doubles as a pantry for this colonial house in rural Connecticut. With stone floors and ample storage for homegrown canned vegetables the space is very inviting. A utility sink serves as a handy place for washing up after a day in the garden. Dried herbs and vegetables hang from the ceiling with whitewashed walls adding brightness to the space.... ]]>
<![CDATA[Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:41:44 -0500 Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project Posted by Matt_Higgins
The Sunset Green Home is a project that is not only rebuilding a home essentially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 but is doing so with LEED Platinum credentials. Making a 70-year-old home meet... ]]>
<![CDATA[3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:59:27 -0500 3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard Posted by Matt_Higgins
3D printing was originally known as rapid prototyping. Remember that term? If you needed to try out a component design change in a machine, it was a lot faster and cheaper to make the part via rapid... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Measure for Replacement Windows]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:26:52 -0500 How to Measure for Replacement Windows Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn the three essential measurements needed for ordering replacement windows ]]>
<![CDATA[Blows Against Two Carbon-Reduction Strategies]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:26:23 -0500 Blows Against Two Carbon-Reduction Strategies Posted by ScottG
Environmental groups challenge assumptions used to justify biomass fuel while economists lambaste federal weatherization program ]]>
<![CDATA[Off the Grid Living and the Law]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:45:30 -0500 Off the Grid Living and the Law Posted by Matt_Higgins
The idea of living off the grid might not be for everyone, but we can all relate to or at least see the appeal ]]>
<![CDATA[A Novel Way to Store Energy]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:47:38 -0500 A Novel Way to Store Energy Posted by ScottG
A startup company proposes to use pressurized water and old gas and oil wells as part of a system that stores energy ]]>
<![CDATA[Straw-Bale Bedroom]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:49:19 -0500 Straw-Bale Bedroom Posted by KenGutmaker
A storage wall in a straw bale house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:49:34 -0500 Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation Posted by Matt_Higgins
If you're going to be taking on a shed project, you need to check out these articles that all focus on what's underneath--the flooring and foundation. It's easy to overlook this part of the build... ]]>
<![CDATA[Recycled PVC Raises Health Concerns]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:18:41 -0500 Recycled PVC Raises Health Concerns Posted by ScottG
A report from the Healthy Building Network finds levels of lead in vinyl flooring made with recycled plastics that can be alarmingly high ]]>
<![CDATA[Insights Into the New York Jail Break]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:03:23 -0500 Insights Into the New York Jail Break Posted by patrick_mccombe
The New York Times has a boilermaker test various methods the escapees could have used to cut into a 24-in. steel pipe. ]]>
<![CDATA[Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:54:01 -0500 Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill Posted by Matt_Higgins
When Milwaukee released the Hole Hawg in 2014, it described it as optimized for electrical applications. Now, a bigger version has been unveiled that is said to be enginneered with plumbers and HVAC... ]]>