Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:51:18 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs <![CDATA[Old and New]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37143/old-and-new http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37143/old-and-new Old and New Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Modern accents in traditional spaces makes for a unique look ]]>
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<![CDATA[Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37108/safer-wall-raising-with-steel-strapping http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37108/safer-wall-raising-with-steel-strapping Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping Posted by Kevini
 If you're framing the second-floor walls on the exterior of a house, you could toenail the bottom plate into the deck and hope that the whole wall doesn't slip off the edge when you stand the wall up, but there's a better way         Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bright and Welcoming Kitchen]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37076/bright-and-welcoming-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37076/bright-and-welcoming-kitchen Bright and Welcoming Kitchen Posted by KenGutmaker
A 1928 home is opened up and changed into a contemporary living space. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37074/turn-on-the-lights-theres-an-app-for-that http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37074/turn-on-the-lights-theres-an-app-for-that Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That Posted by ScottG
Betting on fresh interest in networked home products, GE launches a light bulb that can be turned on and off with a smartphone. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37074/turn-on-the-lights-theres-an-app-for-that
<![CDATA[Reclaim Reuse Repurpose]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:43:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36988/reclaim-reuse-repurpose http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36988/reclaim-reuse-repurpose Reclaim Reuse Repurpose Posted by Susan_Teare
Using salvage materials may be almost all you need when building a home or remodeling. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How To Connect PVC Pipe]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:05:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37078/how-to-connect-pvc-pipe http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37078/how-to-connect-pvc-pipe How To Connect PVC Pipe Posted by JFink
Learn how to prepare plastic pipe fittings, apply primer and cement, and make the connection between the two parts. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37078/how-to-connect-pvc-pipe
<![CDATA[A Classic Maine House]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37047/a-classic-maine-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37047/a-classic-maine-house A Classic Maine House Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Nothing fancy or overblown, just a modest, well done farmhouse that has probably been there for a hundred years and is meticulously cared for. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:04:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37049/shipping-containers-turned-into-apartments http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37049/shipping-containers-turned-into-apartments Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments Posted by ScottG
Faced with big repairs on a rental property in Washington, D.C., the owners decided to tear the building down and create a new one with used shipping containers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37049/shipping-containers-turned-into-apartments
<![CDATA[An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:07:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36948/an-easy-way-to-keep-oil-based-putty-from-drying-out http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36948/an-easy-way-to-keep-oil-based-putty-from-drying-out An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out Posted by Kevini
If you're using an oil-based product, like plumber's putty or glazing compound, you could just seal the lid tightly when you're done and hope that when you come back in a year or two the putty isn't rock hard, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36948/an-easy-way-to-keep-oil-based-putty-from-drying-out
<![CDATA[Oven doors that leave the handle behind]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36991/oven-doors-that-leave-the-handle-behind http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36991/oven-doors-that-leave-the-handle-behind Oven doors that leave the handle behind Posted by Jamie_Gold_CKD_CAPS
Two new wall ovens from Wolf combine sleek style and ergonomic function ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37008/dead-prize-honors-the-worst-in-design http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37008/dead-prize-honors-the-worst-in-design Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design Posted by ScottG
There are plenty of competitions for innovative and beautiful projects. Now there's one for engineering and architecture that just plain sucks. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37008/dead-prize-honors-the-worst-in-design
<![CDATA[The dining room with the floating Stairs]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36998/the-dining-room-with-the-floating-stairs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36998/the-dining-room-with-the-floating-stairs The dining room with the floating Stairs Posted by KenGutmaker
This modern home in San Francisco is light filled and dynamic. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Light-filled Modern Kitchen]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:44:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36989/light-filled-modern-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36989/light-filled-modern-kitchen Light-filled Modern Kitchen Posted by Susan_Teare
Rich yet simple materials are found in this daylight filled home in Vermont. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:25:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters Posted by patrick_mccombe
A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) bans electric-resistance water heaters that are 55 gal. or bigger. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36945/new-rules-for-large-electric-water-heaters
<![CDATA[Modernist House in the Eye of a Storm]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:55:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36933/modernist-house-in-the-eye-of-a-storm http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36933/modernist-house-in-the-eye-of-a-storm Modernist House in the Eye of a Storm Posted by ScottG
After winning the approval of a historic review board, a North Carolina architect started construction of his new house. But a neighbor's challenge has left the project in limbo. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36933/modernist-house-in-the-eye-of-a-storm
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:54:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36826/self-taught-mba-an-app-for-designer-and-builder-collaboration http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36826/self-taught-mba-an-app-for-designer-and-builder-collaboration Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration Posted by FPR
An ingenious app that makes it easy to share plans, markups, photos, and reports electronically with the entire project team on tablets and smartphones. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36826/self-taught-mba-an-app-for-designer-and-builder-collaboration
<![CDATA[Modern Outdoor Room]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36938/modern-outdoor-room http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36938/modern-outdoor-room Modern Outdoor Room Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
A delightful place to sit and enjoy the warmth of a fire on a foggy day, the room has wide views of the bay and Mount Desert Island in the distance... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36938/modern-outdoor-room
<![CDATA[Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:35:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36934/appliances-have-a-shorter-life-span http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36934/appliances-have-a-shorter-life-span Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span Posted by ScottG
Modern appliances are marvels of technological ingenuity. There's only one problem--they don't last as long as they used to. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The One That Almost Got Away]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36935/the-one-that-almost-got-away http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36935/the-one-that-almost-got-away The One That Almost Got Away Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
I almost didn't take one of my favorite shots ever. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36935/the-one-that-almost-got-away
<![CDATA[Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback!]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:54:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback! Posted by patrick_mccombe
FHB is testing ultra-portable table saws and we'd like to hear about your experience with the Bosch GTS1031 and DeWalt 7490/7491. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36930/portable-table-saws-we-want-your-feedback