Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - FHBdotcom's posts Fine Homebuilding - FHBdotcom's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/FHBdotcom Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:50:44 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - FHBdotcom's posts Fine Homebuilding - FHBdotcom's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/FHBdotcom <![CDATA[Patrick's Barn: An Inexpensive, Resource-Efficient Building]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:22:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building Patrick's Barn: An Inexpensive, Resource-Efficient Building Posted by FHBdotcom
Fine Homebuilding associate editor Patrick McCombe describes the construction of an energy-efficient outbuilding he built for about $32,000. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34202/patricks-barn-an-inexpensive-resource-efficient-building
<![CDATA[Why You Should Heat Your Home with an Air-Source Heat Pump]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:55:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump Why You Should Heat Your Home with an  Air-Source Heat Pump Posted by FHBdotcom
In a presentation at NESEA's 2014 BuildingEnergy conference, Rick Nortz from Mitsubishi Electric explains why modern air-source heat pumps are poised to become the fastest growing segment of the US HVAC industry ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34206/why-you-should-heat-your-home-with-an-air-source-heat-pump
<![CDATA[How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:26:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier How to Install a Liquid-Applied Weather-Resistant Barrier Posted by FHBdotcom
Ken Lynch & Joe Studer from Tremco Barrier Solutions demonstrate how to apply roll-on and brush-on alternatives to housewrap and flashing tape at NESEA's 2014 conference ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34192/how-to-install-a-liquid-applied-weather-resistant-barrier
<![CDATA[Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:13:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance Infrared Cameras for Building Science and Home Performance Posted by FHBdotcom
Building-science consultant Flemming Lund explains how to use IR cameras to identify missing insulation, air leaks, water leaks, and more ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34174/infrared-cameras-for-building-science-and-home-performance
<![CDATA[BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:12:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd BuildingEnergy 2014: Stump the Energy Nerd Posted by FHBdotcom
GreenBuildingAdvisor.com editor Martin Holladay takes questions from the audience at NESEA's annual energy-efficiency and solar-power conference ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34183/buildingenergy-2014-stump-the-energy-nerd
<![CDATA[Decks & Outdoor Projects 2014]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:13:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34131/decks-outdoor-projects-2014 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34131/decks-outdoor-projects-2014 Decks & Outdoor Projects 2014 Posted by FHBdotcom
Decks & Outdoor Projects 2014 ]]>
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<![CDATA[April/May 2014]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33912/aprilmay-2014 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33912/aprilmay-2014 April/May 2014 Posted by FHBdotcom
April/May 2014 ]]>
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<![CDATA[IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuilding's Justin Fink]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:59:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33403/ibs-2014-myfixituplife-interviews-fine-homebuildings-justin-fink http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33403/ibs-2014-myfixituplife-interviews-fine-homebuildings-justin-fink IBS 2014: MyFixItUpLife Interviews Fine Homebuilding's Justin Fink Posted by FHBdotcom
Justin talks with Mark and Theresa Clement about upcoming Project House videos, quick tips, and more ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33403/ibs-2014-myfixituplife-interviews-fine-homebuildings-justin-fink
<![CDATA[How to Remove and Replace a Section of Vinyl Siding]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:53:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33234/how-to-remove-and-replace-a-section-of-vinyl-siding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33234/how-to-remove-and-replace-a-section-of-vinyl-siding How to Remove and Replace a Section of Vinyl Siding Posted by FHBdotcom
All it takes is a few minutes and a few simple tools to get access for repairs or modifications to a wall covered in this popular cladding. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33234/how-to-remove-and-replace-a-section-of-vinyl-siding
<![CDATA[Feb/Mar 2014]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33910/febmar-2014 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33910/febmar-2014 Feb/Mar 2014 Posted by FHBdotcom
Feb/Mar 2014 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wiring Video Tips ]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:38:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32586/wiring-video-tips http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32586/wiring-video-tips Wiring Video Tips Posted by FHBdotcom
Save time and work safely on your next electrical project with some sound advice from the Fine Homebuilding video archives ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32586/wiring-video-tips
<![CDATA[Ranch Transformed, Efficiency Achieved]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:44:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32535/ranch-transformed-efficiency-achieved http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32535/ranch-transformed-efficiency-achieved Ranch Transformed, Efficiency Achieved Posted by FHBdotcom
An architect rebuilds a midcentury wreck into a stylish, energy-smart home for $90 per sq. ft. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32535/ranch-transformed-efficiency-achieved
<![CDATA[Tool Guide 2014]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:21:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32445/tool-guide-2014 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32445/tool-guide-2014 Tool Guide 2014 Posted by FHBdotcom
Tool Guide 2014 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32445/tool-guide-2014
<![CDATA[Inside & Out]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:17:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32443/inside-out http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32443/inside-out Inside & Out Posted by FHBdotcom
Inside & Out ]]>
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<![CDATA[Kitchen Planning Guide 2013]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:34:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32440/kitchen-planning-guide-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32440/kitchen-planning-guide-2013 Kitchen Planning Guide 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Kitchen Planning Guide ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32440/kitchen-planning-guide-2013
<![CDATA[Decks & Outdoor Projects 2013]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:30:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32438/decks-outdoor-projects-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32438/decks-outdoor-projects-2013 Decks & Outdoor Projects 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Decks & Outdoor Projects 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bathroom Planning Guide 2013]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:23:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32436/bathroom-planning-guide-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32436/bathroom-planning-guide-2013 Bathroom Planning Guide 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Bathroom Planning Guide 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Energy-Smart Homes Vol. 5]]> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:20:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32434/energy-smart-homes-vol-5 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32434/energy-smart-homes-vol-5 Energy-Smart Homes Vol. 5 Posted by FHBdotcom
Energy-Smart Homes ]]>
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<![CDATA[Carpentry]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:30:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32424/carpentry http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32424/carpentry Carpentry Posted by FHBdotcom
Carpentry ]]>
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<![CDATA[Framing Floors, Wall & Ceilings]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:28:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32421/framing-floors-wall-ceilings http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32421/framing-floors-wall-ceilings Framing Floors, Wall & Ceilings Posted by FHBdotcom
Framing Floors, Wall & Ceilings ]]>
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<![CDATA[Framing Roofs]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:24:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32418/framing-roofs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32418/framing-roofs Framing Roofs Posted by FHBdotcom
Framing Roofs ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tiling]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:20:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32415/tiling http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32415/tiling Tiling Posted by FHBdotcom
Tiling ]]>
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<![CDATA[Trim Carpentry]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:16:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32412/trim-carpentry http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32412/trim-carpentry Trim Carpentry Posted by FHBdotcom
Trim Carpentry ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Energy-Smart House]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:54:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32410/the-energy-smart-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32410/the-energy-smart-house The Energy-Smart House Posted by FHBdotcom
The Energy-Smart House ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dec 2013/Jan 2014]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:18:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32405/dec-2013jan-2014 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32405/dec-2013jan-2014 Dec 2013/Jan 2014 Posted by FHBdotcom
Dec 2013/Jan 2014 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fall/Winter 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:16:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32403/fallwinter-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32403/fallwinter-2013 Fall/Winter 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Fall/Winter 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Oct/Nov 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:13:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32401/octnov-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32401/octnov-2013 Oct/Nov 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Oct/Nov 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Aug/Sept 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:12:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32399/augsept-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32399/augsept-2013 Aug/Sept 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Aug/Sept 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[June/July 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:10:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32397/junejuly-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32397/junejuly-2013 June/July 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
June/July 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:08:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32395/summer-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32395/summer-2013 Summer 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Summer 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[April/May 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:03:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32393/aprilmay-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32393/aprilmay-2013 April/May 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
April/May 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Feb/March 2013]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:58:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32391/febmarch-2013 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32391/febmarch-2013 Feb/March 2013 Posted by FHBdotcom
Feb/March 2013 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pick Up Your Ladder at the Perfect Spot Every Time]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:04:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32103/pick-up-your-ladder-at-the-perfect-spot-every-time http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32103/pick-up-your-ladder-at-the-perfect-spot-every-time Pick Up Your Ladder at the Perfect Spot Every Time Posted by FHBdotcom
If you got to carry a long extension ladder around, you could pick it up two or three times to find the balance point, but there's a better way... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad]]> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:08:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31995/make-a-tape-measure-note-pad http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31995/make-a-tape-measure-note-pad Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad Posted by FHBdotcom
If you are in the habit of marking your measurements on the side of your tape measure you could just buy a sticky pad and be done with it, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31995/make-a-tape-measure-note-pad
<![CDATA[Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:18:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31949/lay-out-accurate-stair-stringers-with-this-custom-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31949/lay-out-accurate-stair-stringers-with-this-custom-tool Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool Posted by FHBdotcom
If you're framing a staircase, you could hope that the stair gauges on your framing square bear against the edge of a nice straight board, but they might not—in that case there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31949/lay-out-accurate-stair-stringers-with-this-custom-tool
<![CDATA[How to Make Precision Cuts With Your Chop Saw]]> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:24:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31883/how-to-make-precision-cuts-with-your-chop-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31883/how-to-make-precision-cuts-with-your-chop-saw How to Make Precision Cuts With Your Chop Saw Posted by FHBdotcom
If you've got to make a really accurate cut with your sliding compound saw, you could sneak up on that cut to get exactly where you want to be, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31883/how-to-make-precision-cuts-with-your-chop-saw
<![CDATA[Tips for Installing Drawer Slides and Cabinet Hinges]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:24:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29278/tips-for-installing-drawer-slides-and-cabinet-hinges http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29278/tips-for-installing-drawer-slides-and-cabinet-hinges Tips for Installing Drawer Slides and Cabinet Hinges Posted by FHBdotcom
With Nancy Hiller While shooting the "Build a Floating Vanity" video series, cabinetmaker Nancy Hiller shared some  ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29278/tips-for-installing-drawer-slides-and-cabinet-hinges
<![CDATA[Fine Homebuilding Magazine Departments]]> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:22:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21850/fine-homebuilding-magazine-departments http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21850/fine-homebuilding-magazine-departments Fine Homebuilding Magazine Departments Posted by FHBdotcom
Every issue of Fine Homebuilding is full of focused mini articles on recurring themes that dig deep into all areas of house design and construction ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21850/fine-homebuilding-magazine-departments
<![CDATA[Vote for Your Favorite Outdoor Project]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:51:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31831/vote-for-your-favorite-outdoor-project http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31831/vote-for-your-favorite-outdoor-project Vote for Your Favorite Outdoor Project Posted by FHBdotcom
Help us choose the winner of our recent outdoor-projects gallery challenge ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31831/vote-for-your-favorite-outdoor-project
<![CDATA[How to Keep Your Saw Plugged In]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:51:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31779/how-to-keep-your-saw-plugged-in http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31779/how-to-keep-your-saw-plugged-in How to Keep Your Saw Plugged In Posted by FHBdotcom
If you're working in a precarious place with a circular saw and you don't want it to become unplugged from your extension cord, you could tie the cords in a knot and hope they don't get snagged on the gutter, but there's a better way. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31779/how-to-keep-your-saw-plugged-in
<![CDATA[How To Cut a Prehung Exterior Door to a Custom Height]]> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:20:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31729/how-to-cut-a-prehung-exterior-door-to-a-custom-height http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31729/how-to-cut-a-prehung-exterior-door-to-a-custom-height How To Cut a Prehung Exterior Door to a Custom Height Posted by FHBdotcom
You don't have to order an expensive custom door if your rough opening is a non-standard size. Buy a stock door instead and make it fit. Watch this video to learn how. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31729/how-to-cut-a-prehung-exterior-door-to-a-custom-height
<![CDATA[Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer]]> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:58:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30509/extended-tailgate-interview-susan-marvin-window-manufacturer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30509/extended-tailgate-interview-susan-marvin-window-manufacturer Extended Tailgate Interview: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer Posted by FHBdotcom
Editor's note: We didn't quite have room for the entire interview in the recent issue of Fine Homebuilding so we're posting it here SUSAN MARVIN, WINDOW MANUFACTURER Keeping a labor force intact was... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30509/extended-tailgate-interview-susan-marvin-window-manufacturer
<![CDATA[How to Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31022/how-to-install-a-vinyl-privacy-fence http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31022/how-to-install-a-vinyl-privacy-fence How to Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence Posted by FHBdotcom
Editors Justin Fink and Andy Engel layout and set posts, and assemble new fence panels at the Fine Homebuilding Project House ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31022/how-to-install-a-vinyl-privacy-fence
<![CDATA[Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:29:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29427/break-out-of-the-indoors-gallery-challenge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29427/break-out-of-the-indoors-gallery-challenge Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge Posted by FHBdotcom
It's that time again--time to Break Out of the Indoors! We're inviting all you talented carpenters, builders, masons, and homeowners who have created inviting outdoor spaces to share them with us and the visitors to FineHomebuilding.com's project gallery. So upload those photos of your deck, patio, proch, shed, fence,pergola, pool, pond, swing, or other favorite summer hangout. You just might win a $100 merchandise credit to spend in the Taunton Store. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29427/break-out-of-the-indoors-gallery-challenge
<![CDATA[How to Install a New Toilet]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:43:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30163/how-to-install-a-new-toilet http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30163/how-to-install-a-new-toilet How to Install a New Toilet Posted by FHBdotcom
Plumber Mike Lombardi covers every step, from placing the wax ring to putting the lid on the toilet tank ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/30163/how-to-install-a-new-toilet
<![CDATA[How to Run Non-Metallic Sheathed Electrical Cable]]> Tue, 28 May 2013 09:41:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29411/how-to-run-non-metallic-sheathed-electrical-cable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29411/how-to-run-non-metallic-sheathed-electrical-cable How to Run Non-Metallic Sheathed Electrical Cable Posted by FHBdotcom
Use these tips on your next electrical rough-in project to keep your Romex® brand cable or other non-metallic cables from getting all kinked. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29411/how-to-run-non-metallic-sheathed-electrical-cable
<![CDATA[Tour 6 Award-Winning Houses]]> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:34:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29251/tour-6-award-winning-houses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29251/tour-6-award-winning-houses Tour 6 Award-Winning Houses Posted by FHBdotcom
Get an inside look at each of the 2013 Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Award winners, including the best new home, best remodel, best energy-smart home, best small home, best retirement home, and our editor's choice ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29251/tour-6-award-winning-houses
<![CDATA[Show Us Your Fireplace]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29158/show-us-your-fireplace http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29158/show-us-your-fireplace Show Us Your Fireplace Posted by FHBdotcom
Calling all carpenters, masons, designers, and other talented folks. Have a beautiful or unique fireplace you've created or renovated that you'd love to show off? Read on to see how and what you could win... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29158/show-us-your-fireplace
<![CDATA[HVAC Duct Sealing and Leak Testing]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:33:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29084/hvac-duct-sealing-and-leak-testing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29084/hvac-duct-sealing-and-leak-testing HVAC Duct Sealing and Leak Testing Posted by FHBdotcom
Two experts from Conservation Services Group, Eric Wilder and Will D’Arrigo, explain how to seal duct seams with mastic and how to use a Duct Blaster to test duct tightness ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29084/hvac-duct-sealing-and-leak-testing
<![CDATA[How to Install Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation in Walls]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:04:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls How to Install Dense-Packed Cellulose Insulation in Walls Posted by FHBdotcom
two representatives from National Fiber, Bill Hulstrunk and Chris White, share their tips for installing dense-packed cellulose in wall cavities ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28937/how-to-install-dense-packed-cellulose-insulation-in-walls
<![CDATA[A New Approach to Concrete]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:40:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28469/a-new-approach-to-concrete http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28469/a-new-approach-to-concrete A New Approach to Concrete Posted by FHBdotcom
A glass-fiber reinforced mix creates an elegant, lightweight vanity counter and sink ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28469/a-new-approach-to-concrete
<![CDATA[Can We Get Smarter About Job-Site Communication?]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:51:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28887/can-we-get-smarter-about-job-site-communication http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28887/can-we-get-smarter-about-job-site-communication Can We Get Smarter About Job-Site Communication? Posted by FHBdotcom
An inquiry into ways to eliminate waste and increase productivity on construction projects ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28887/can-we-get-smarter-about-job-site-communication
<![CDATA[Excavators Getting Their Groove On]]> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:36:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28167/excavators-getting-their-groove-on http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28167/excavators-getting-their-groove-on Excavators Getting Their Groove On Posted by FHBdotcom
If you are in need of a lighthearted distraction from your busy day and you like heavy machinery, you've come to the right place. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28167/excavators-getting-their-groove-on
<![CDATA[How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerd's Greatest Hits]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:39:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits How to Do Everything: The Energy Nerd's Greatest Hits Posted by FHBdotcom
If you plan to design, build, or remodel an energy efficient house, Energy Nerd Martin Holladay's collection of how-to articles is a must-read ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28143/how-to-do-everything-the-energy-nerds-greatest-hits
<![CDATA[Blower Doors Have Become Essential Home-Building Tools]]> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:16:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools Blower Doors Have Become Essential Home-Building Tools Posted by FHBdotcom
Use one to measure a building’s airtightness, to locate leaks, or to comply with a green building program ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27624/blower-doors-have-become-essential-home-building-tools
<![CDATA[Coming Soon: 2013 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference in Boston ]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:05:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27567/coming-soon-2013-northeast-sustainable-energy-association-conference-in-boston http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27567/coming-soon-2013-northeast-sustainable-energy-association-conference-in-boston Coming Soon: 2013 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference in Boston Posted by FHBdotcom
An all-star roster of experts will present workshops at the Building Energy 13 conference in early March ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27567/coming-soon-2013-northeast-sustainable-energy-association-conference-in-boston
<![CDATA[Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:20:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing Airtight Wall and Roof Sheathing Posted by FHBdotcom
In the early 1970s, residential builders knew almost nothing about air tightness. Nowadays, there's plenty of data showing why it's so important to air-seal houses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26606/airtight-wall-and-roof-sheathing
<![CDATA[Major Thermal Bypasses: Energy-Wasting Holes in Your House]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:03:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27001/major-thermal-bypasses-energy-wasting-holes-in-your-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27001/major-thermal-bypasses-energy-wasting-holes-in-your-house Major Thermal Bypasses: Energy-Wasting Holes in Your House Posted by FHBdotcom
Don’t worry about the cracks around your windows until you’ve sealed all of the big holes in your house ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27001/major-thermal-bypasses-energy-wasting-holes-in-your-house
<![CDATA[Top 10 Fine Homebuilding Videos of 2012]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:08:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26267/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2012 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26267/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2012 Top 10 Fine Homebuilding Videos of 2012 Posted by FHBdotcom
The numbers are in. See if one of your favorites is on our list of most-viewed videos of the year. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26267/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2012
<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tool Hound on Your List]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 18:29:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list Holiday Gift Ideas for the Tool Hound on Your List Posted by FHBdotcom
Browse Fine Homebuilding's 2012 tool reviews to find the perfect present for the builder or weekend warrior in your family ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25857/holiday-gift-ideas-for-the-tool-hound-on-your-list
<![CDATA[How to Bend Copper Chimney Flashing ]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:27:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25771/how-to-bend-copper-chimney-flashing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25771/how-to-bend-copper-chimney-flashing How to Bend Copper Chimney Flashing Posted by FHBdotcom
Roofing project manager Dyami Plotke demonstrates how to fabricate complex pieces of flashing with a sheet-metal brake and describes the various pieces needed to make a chimney-to-roof connection watertight ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25771/how-to-bend-copper-chimney-flashing
<![CDATA[Kitchen & Bath Design Resources]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 06:02:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25371/kitchen-bath-design-resources http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25371/kitchen-bath-design-resources Kitchen & Bath Design Resources Posted by FHBdotcom
The Fine Homebuilding archives are full of design tips and material reviews that could help you to plan your dream project. Take a look at some of our favorite details in this collection from our design galleries ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25371/kitchen-bath-design-resources
<![CDATA[Member Videos: Kitchen Cabinet and Tile Projects]]> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:17:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25204/member-videos-kitchen-cabinet-and-tile-projects http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25204/member-videos-kitchen-cabinet-and-tile-projects Member Videos: Kitchen Cabinet and Tile Projects Posted by FHBdotcom
We've collected several how-to video series from our archives to help you finish those special details in your new or renovated kitchen ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25204/member-videos-kitchen-cabinet-and-tile-projects
<![CDATA[How to Air-Seal Doors and Windows with a Spray-Foam Gun]]> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:08:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25213/how-to-air-seal-doors-and-windows-with-a-spray-foam-gun http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25213/how-to-air-seal-doors-and-windows-with-a-spray-foam-gun How to Air-Seal Doors and Windows with a Spray-Foam Gun Posted by FHBdotcom
Remodeling contractor Mike Sloggatt demonstrates how to use a professional spray-sealant gun to make this patio door (or any door) more energy efficient ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25213/how-to-air-seal-doors-and-windows-with-a-spray-foam-gun
<![CDATA[How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:53:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25069/how-to-remove-an-old-bathroom-sink http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25069/how-to-remove-an-old-bathroom-sink How to Remove an Old Bathroom Sink Posted by FHBdotcom
Veteran plumber Mike Lombardi makes quick work of disconnecting this sink's water and drain pipes as part of our Project House bathroom remodel ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25069/how-to-remove-an-old-bathroom-sink
<![CDATA[Don't Miss the Excellence in Building Conference and EXPO]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:50:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25018/dont-miss-the-excellence-in-building-conference-and-expo http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25018/dont-miss-the-excellence-in-building-conference-and-expo Don't Miss the Excellence in Building Conference and EXPO Posted by FHBdotcom
Mark your calendars — the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance will meet in Scottsdale, Arizona, on September 25-27 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25018/dont-miss-the-excellence-in-building-conference-and-expo
<![CDATA[5 Tips for a Better Exterior Paint Job]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:03:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24994/5-tips-for-a-better-exterior-paint-job http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24994/5-tips-for-a-better-exterior-paint-job 5 Tips for a Better Exterior Paint Job Posted by FHBdotcom
We've collected five siding and exterior-trim painting videos from our archives to help you get a great finish on your house ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24994/5-tips-for-a-better-exterior-paint-job
<![CDATA[How to Choose a Replacement Window]]> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:40:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23505/how-to-choose-a-replacement-window http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23505/how-to-choose-a-replacement-window How to Choose a Replacement Window Posted by FHBdotcom
Should you order a custom-sized insert or a full-frame replacement window? Veteran remodeler Mike Sloggatt shares the info you need to make the best decision for your project ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23505/how-to-choose-a-replacement-window
<![CDATA[Garden Helpers: The Boxer Boys]]> Fri, 04 May 2012 08:47:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23414/garden-helpers-the-boxer-boys http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23414/garden-helpers-the-boxer-boys Garden Helpers: The Boxer Boys Posted by FHBdotcom
Another couple of big dogs from the "gardens are job sits too" series... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23414/garden-helpers-the-boxer-boys
<![CDATA[The Trade-Offs of Downsizing]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23110/the-trade-offs-of-downsizing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23110/the-trade-offs-of-downsizing The Trade-Offs of Downsizing Posted by FHBdotcom
n this "Feedback" article, homeowner Marilyn Widner writes about how she and her husband moved from the 3000-sq.-ft. home where they had lived for 26 years and into a new 800-sq.-ft. cottage in the backyard. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23110/the-trade-offs-of-downsizing
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Energy-Smart Home]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:49:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23207/video-2012-houses-awards-best-energy-smart-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23207/video-2012-houses-awards-best-energy-smart-home VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Energy-Smart Home Posted by FHBdotcom
With passive-solar strategies at its core, the home that Chris Larson designed is just as much about the homeowners' lifestyle as it is about energy use... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23207/video-2012-houses-awards-best-energy-smart-home
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Small Home ]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:44:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23228/video-2012-houses-awards-best-small-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23228/video-2012-houses-awards-best-small-home VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Small Home Posted by FHBdotcom
2012 Best Small Home of the Year: Matt Hutchins of CAST Architecture ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23228/video-2012-houses-awards-best-small-home
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best New Home]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:38:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23225/video-2012-houses-awards-best-new-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23225/video-2012-houses-awards-best-new-home VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best New Home Posted by FHBdotcom
2012 Best New Home of the Year Award: Anni Tilt of Arkin Tilt Architects ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23225/video-2012-houses-awards-best-new-home
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Editor's Choice]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:19:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23229/video-2012-houses-awards-editors-choice http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23229/video-2012-houses-awards-editors-choice VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Editor's Choice Posted by FHBdotcom
2012 Editor’s Choice Award: Obie Bowman ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23229/video-2012-houses-awards-editors-choice
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Remodel]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:16:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23224/video-2012-houses-awards-best-remodel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23224/video-2012-houses-awards-best-remodel VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Remodel Posted by FHBdotcom
2012 Best Remodel of the Year Award: Andrew Webster of Coldham & Hartman Architects ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23224/video-2012-houses-awards-best-remodel
<![CDATA[VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Retirement Home]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:11:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23226/video-2012-houses-awards-best-retirement-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23226/video-2012-houses-awards-best-retirement-home VIDEO: 2012 HOUSES Awards - Best Retirement Home Posted by FHBdotcom
2012 Best Retirement Home of the Year: Duncan McPherson of Samsel Architects ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23226/video-2012-houses-awards-best-retirement-home
<![CDATA[Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:26:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn reliable, time-saving techniques for getting your deck or shed project on level, solid ground in these free video episodes on building pier and block foundations ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations
<![CDATA[How to bend baseboard around a curved wall]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:41:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22167/how-to-bend-baseboard-around-a-curved-wall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22167/how-to-bend-baseboard-around-a-curved-wall How to bend baseboard around a curved wall Posted by FHBdotcom
If you need to install baseboard along a curved wall, use string to measure and cut relief kerfs on the back of the stock so the baseboard will bend more easily. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22167/how-to-bend-baseboard-around-a-curved-wall
<![CDATA[How to Submit Your Project Plans]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16974/how-to-submit-your-project-plans http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16974/how-to-submit-your-project-plans FHBdotcom
... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16974/how-to-submit-your-project-plans
<![CDATA[Top 10 Fine Homebuilding Videos of 2011]]> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 07:46:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21457/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2011 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21457/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2011 Top 10 Fine Homebuilding Videos of 2011 Posted by FHBdotcom
We produced a record number of how-to and tool-tip videos this year. Here are the ten most-watched episodes from the past 12 months. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21457/top-10-fine-homebuilding-videos-of-2011
<![CDATA[Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:45:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21323/video-how-to-prime-cedar-siding-to-control-bleeding-tannins-and-other-staining-problems http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21323/video-how-to-prime-cedar-siding-to-control-bleeding-tannins-and-other-staining-problems Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems Posted by FHBdotcom
Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for covering the inevitable blemishes on cedar shingles ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21323/video-how-to-prime-cedar-siding-to-control-bleeding-tannins-and-other-staining-problems
<![CDATA[Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20805/vented-siding-section-drawing-cedar-shingles-above-fiber-cement-over-exterior-foam http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20805/vented-siding-section-drawing-cedar-shingles-above-fiber-cement-over-exterior-foam Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam Posted by FHBdotcom
This detail from Green Building Advisor was the basis of our front wall design.. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20805/vented-siding-section-drawing-cedar-shingles-above-fiber-cement-over-exterior-foam
<![CDATA[ Wall section at cantilevered window, exterior foam insulation]]> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 22:48:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20966/wall-section-at-cantilevered-window-exterior-foam-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20966/wall-section-at-cantilevered-window-exterior-foam-insulation  Wall section at cantilevered window, exterior foam insulation Posted by FHBdotcom
This is a 2D image of a sketchup model we used to mock up the front window in the Project House garage shop. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20966/wall-section-at-cantilevered-window-exterior-foam-insulation
<![CDATA[How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 01:35:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20878/how-to-use-a-japanese-style-pull-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20878/how-to-use-a-japanese-style-pull-saw How To Use a Japanese-Style Pull Saw Posted by FHBdotcom
An extrathin blade makes this saw great for any time you need to make a precise, easily guided cut in a piece of wood. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20878/how-to-use-a-japanese-style-pull-saw
<![CDATA[More on balance sheets (2): Collateral and revaluation]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:01:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20556/more-on-balance-sheets-2-collateral-and-revaluation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20556/more-on-balance-sheets-2-collateral-and-revaluation More on balance sheets (2): Collateral and revaluation Posted by FHBdotcom
More on balance sheets       Here, sal teaches us how... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20556/more-on-balance-sheets-2-collateral-and-revaluation
<![CDATA[How To Clean Up After October's Freak Snow Storm]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:52:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20685/how-to-clean-up-after-octobers-freak-snow-storm http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20685/how-to-clean-up-after-octobers-freak-snow-storm How To Clean Up After October's Freak Snow Storm Posted by FHBdotcom
The snow has almost melted across much of the Northeast; now it's time to repair the unprecedented and unbelievable damage caused by snow-laden trees. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20685/how-to-clean-up-after-octobers-freak-snow-storm
<![CDATA[Balance sheets (1): A look at your financial health]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:04:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20551/balance-sheets-1-a-look-at-your-financial-health http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20551/balance-sheets-1-a-look-at-your-financial-health FHBdotcom
An overview of balance sheets ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20551/balance-sheets-1-a-look-at-your-financial-health
<![CDATA[Mosaic Made Easy]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20546/mosaic-made-easy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20546/mosaic-made-easy Mosaic Made Easy Posted by FHBdotcom
Alexandra Immel’s vision for her new kitchen included a colorful backsplash that is definitely not off the tile-shop shelf. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20546/mosaic-made-easy
<![CDATA[Healthful Homes Need More than a Huge Hood Fan]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20400/healthful-homes-need-more-than-a-huge-hood-fan http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20400/healthful-homes-need-more-than-a-huge-hood-fan Healthful Homes Need More than a Huge Hood Fan Posted by FHBdotcom
Designer-builder Michael Chandler outlines three guiding principles for ensuring healthful indoor air in a house. First, choose healthful materials. Chandler recommends avoiding volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—which are found in paints, finishes, caulks, sealants, and cabinet sheet goods—and phthalate plasticizers, components of various household vinyl and plastic items. Second, handle and install materials with caution. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20400/healthful-homes-need-more-than-a-huge-hood-fan
<![CDATA[Cash Flow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage (Part 2)]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:34:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20494/cash-flow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20494/cash-flow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-2 Cash Flow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage (Part 2) Posted by FHBdotcom
A former builder has some valuable lessons to share after surviving the collapse of his once-thriving construction company ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20494/cash-flow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-2
<![CDATA[Cashflow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage - Part 1]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:53:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19885/cashflow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-1 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19885/cashflow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-1 Cashflow: How I Wrecked My Business, Screwed My Friends, and Almost Destroyed My Marriage - Part 1 Posted by FHBdotcom
Blaming the recession for my company's failure would be easy, but looking hard at my own mistakes is a lot more useful. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19885/cashflow-how-i-wrecked-my-business-screwed-my-friends-and-almost-destroyed-my-marriage-part-1
<![CDATA[How to Remove a Damaged Roof Shingle]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20027/how-to-remove-a-damaged-roof-shingle http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20027/how-to-remove-a-damaged-roof-shingle How to Remove a Damaged Roof Shingle Posted by FHBdotcom
BY STEPHEN HAZLETT Some roof repairs—nail pops, for example—require replacing single shingles. Removing the damaged shingle without damaging the surrounding shingles is the tricky part... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20027/how-to-remove-a-damaged-roof-shingle
<![CDATA[Complete Guide to Roofs]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:38:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19193/complete-guide-to-roofs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19193/complete-guide-to-roofs Complete Guide to Roofs Posted by FHBdotcom
This top-20 list of articles and videos covers everything you need to know to build or repair a roof right. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19193/complete-guide-to-roofs
<![CDATA[Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:01:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18345/framing-basics-3-simple-tips-for-framing-a-wall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18345/framing-basics-3-simple-tips-for-framing-a-wall Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn a few quick tips to frame any wall perfectly and quickly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18345/framing-basics-3-simple-tips-for-framing-a-wall
<![CDATA[Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:55:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18261/simple-steps-for-window-and-door-framing-layout http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18261/simple-steps-for-window-and-door-framing-layout Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn a few measuring shortcuts that make accurate rough-opening layouts a snap ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18261/simple-steps-for-window-and-door-framing-layout
<![CDATA[Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:56:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17783/bathroom-and-kitchen-design-how-to-choose-tile-and-plan-tile-layouts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17783/bathroom-and-kitchen-design-how-to-choose-tile-and-plan-tile-layouts Bathroom and Kitchen Design: How to Choose Tile and Plan Tile Layouts Posted by FHBdotcom
If you're planning a tile project and want ideas for creating attractive patterns or combining the right colors, these two free chapters will help you get started. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17783/bathroom-and-kitchen-design-how-to-choose-tile-and-plan-tile-layouts
<![CDATA[Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:22:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17950/framing-basics-3-tips-for-laying-out-wall-plates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17950/framing-basics-3-tips-for-laying-out-wall-plates Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates Posted by FHBdotcom
Larry Haun and Scott Grice share some basic techniques and show off some unique tools in the latest edition of our framing-skills miniseries ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17950/framing-basics-3-tips-for-laying-out-wall-plates
<![CDATA[Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:33:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17725/garage-conversions-turning-one-house-into-two-homes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17725/garage-conversions-turning-one-house-into-two-homes Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes Posted by FHBdotcom
From a full garage conversion to just renovating an area to live in over the garage, these free chapters will clue you in on where to start. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17725/garage-conversions-turning-one-house-into-two-homes
<![CDATA[Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor ]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:12:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17720/framing-basics-6-tips-for-spreading-wall-plates-on-a-subfloor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17720/framing-basics-6-tips-for-spreading-wall-plates-on-a-subfloor Framing Basics: 6 Tips for Spreading Wall Plates on a Subfloor Posted by FHBdotcom
Framers Larry Haun and Scott Grice demonstrate how to efficiently lay down, cut to length, and tack down wall plates before assembling new walls ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17720/framing-basics-6-tips-for-spreading-wall-plates-on-a-subfloor
<![CDATA[Building Decks: Material Choices and Framing Details]]> Mon, 30 May 2011 21:34:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17237/building-decks-material-choices-and-framing-details http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17237/building-decks-material-choices-and-framing-details Building Decks: Material Choices and Framing Details Posted by FHBdotcom
Whether you're still trying to decide between composite decking, cedar, and hardwood, or if you're ready to fasten the first ledger board to your house, these chapters will help you get started. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17237/building-decks-material-choices-and-framing-details
<![CDATA[A Garage Fit for a Queen]]> Thu, 19 May 2011 06:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17166/a-garage-fit-for-a-queen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17166/a-garage-fit-for-a-queen A Garage Fit for a Queen Posted by FHBdotcom
parking at a premium in this San Francisco neighborhood, the owners of this 1900s Queen Anne Victorian hoped to add a garage when remodeling. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17166/a-garage-fit-for-a-queen
<![CDATA[Wire-Stripping Tips for Roughing in an Electrical Box]]> Fri, 13 May 2011 06:00:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17175/wire-stripping-tips-for-roughing-in-an-electrical-box http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17175/wire-stripping-tips-for-roughing-in-an-electrical-box Wire-Stripping Tips for Roughing in an Electrical Box Posted by FHBdotcom
Electrician Brian Walo shows an easy way to strip non-metallic cable plus a great way to keep track of which wires do what. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17175/wire-stripping-tips-for-roughing-in-an-electrical-box
<![CDATA[Getting on board with fire sprinklers]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16704/getting-on-board-with-fire-sprinklers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16704/getting-on-board-with-fire-sprinklers Getting on board with fire sprinklers Posted by FHBdotcom
Building official, Lynn Underwood, discusses the pros and cons of installing residential fire sprinklers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16704/getting-on-board-with-fire-sprinklers
<![CDATA[Top 10 Tips for Wall Framing Layout on a New Subfloor]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:48:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16761/top-10-tips-for-wall-framing-layout-on-a-new-subfloor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16761/top-10-tips-for-wall-framing-layout-on-a-new-subfloor Top 10 Tips for Wall Framing Layout on a New Subfloor Posted by FHBdotcom
Framer Scott Grice and veteran builder Larry Haun hash out the the best way to measure and mark wall framing for a new Habitat for Humanity house. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16761/top-10-tips-for-wall-framing-layout-on-a-new-subfloor
<![CDATA[Download the SketchUp Model of the Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16029/download-the-sketchup-model-of-the-ultimate-miter-saw-stand http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16029/download-the-sketchup-model-of-the-ultimate-miter-saw-stand Download the SketchUp Model of the Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand Posted by FHBdotcom
Our readers helped design it, senior editor Justin Fink built it. See if this job-site saw stand is right for you, and find out how to build your own. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16029/download-the-sketchup-model-of-the-ultimate-miter-saw-stand
<![CDATA[Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams]]> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:49:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15434/fixing-framing-problems-use-your-eyes-to-find-crooked-studs-headers-and-beams http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15434/fixing-framing-problems-use-your-eyes-to-find-crooked-studs-headers-and-beams Fixing Framing Problems: Use Your Eyes to Find Crooked Studs, Headers, and Beams Posted by FHBdotcom
In this "Building Skills" video framer Scott Grice demonstrates a few easy ways that you can use line-of-sight to identify serious issues before they're buried under drywall. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15434/fixing-framing-problems-use-your-eyes-to-find-crooked-studs-headers-and-beams
<![CDATA[Door-trimming jig]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:00:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15527/door-trimming-jig http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15527/door-trimming-jig Door-trimming jig Posted by FHBdotcom
The hinge side of a door must be trimmed to width at 90°. The latch side is usually trimmed at 5° off vertical for a beveled edge. Making these long cuts straight and smooth is easy with this... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15527/door-trimming-jig
<![CDATA[Sill seal]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:59:40 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15522/sill-seal http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15522/sill-seal Sill seal Posted by FHBdotcom
I came up with a solution for weatherstripping a door bottom where a thick rug prevents a spring-loaded bottom sweep from retracting. I used a length of vinyl bulb weatherstripping, intended for a... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15522/sill-seal
<![CDATA[Easy door buck]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:59:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15520/easy-door-buck http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15520/easy-door-buck Easy door buck Posted by FHBdotcom
Building a door buck (FHB #8, p.35) is a good idea if you find yourself dealing with a house full of door hanging from scratch, but for a quick setup, the answer is right in your toolbox. I use two... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15520/easy-door-buck
<![CDATA[Frictionless hinge]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:58:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15518/frictionless-hinge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15518/frictionless-hinge Frictionless hinge Posted by FHBdotcom
For me, the most .frustrating part of making and installing a heavy, handmade entry door has been finding the right hinges. Even with a good set of heavy butts, the hinge barrels begin to grind down... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15518/frictionless-hinge
<![CDATA[Hinge-mortising jig]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:55:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15516/hinge-mortising-jig http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15516/hinge-mortising-jig Hinge-mortising jig Posted by FHBdotcom
I use a router and a jig to mortise hinges in doors and casement windows. By using a 1/2-in. diameter hinge-mortising bit and a standard round-cornered hinge, I achieve a consistently clean fit that... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15516/hinge-mortising-jig
<![CDATA[Radiused window casings]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:54:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15512/radiused-window-casings http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15512/radiused-window-casings Radiused window casings Posted by FHBdotcom
Recently, while building a half-circle window, I needed a way to make the casing and interior stops. Instead of transferring the curves from templates onto the stock and then joining these pieces, I... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15512/radiused-window-casings
<![CDATA[Offset jig]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:54:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15510/offset-jig http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15510/offset-jig Offset jig Posted by FHBdotcom
Whenever I install door or window casings, I use the jig shown here to make sure that I get an accurate 1/4-in. reveal. It's made of two square pieces of hardwood, 1/4 in. thick, that are glued... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15510/offset-jig
<![CDATA[Installing a new threshold]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:53:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15508/installing-a-new-threshold http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15508/installing-a-new-threshold Installing a new threshold Posted by FHBdotcom
It's important for a door to fit snugly against its new vinyl-gasket threshold, particularly if the system you're using doesn't include a door-bottom sweep. But fitting an old door with one means... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15508/installing-a-new-threshold
<![CDATA[Holding a level plumb]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:53:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15506/holding-a-level-plumb http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15506/holding-a-level-plumb Holding a level plumb Posted by FHBdotcom
I use a 6-1/2-ft. spirit level to plumb and straighten interior door jambs. In order to leave both hands free to handle the shims and to drive nails, I wedge the level against one of the jambs to... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15506/holding-a-level-plumb
<![CDATA[Plumb-bob anchor]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:52:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15504/plumb-bob-anchor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15504/plumb-bob-anchor Plumb-bob anchor Posted by FHBdotcom
Whenever I'm hanging a door with wood jambs, I use a chisel or utility knife to lift a small sliver in the center of the head jamb. Then I use it to anchor the string on my plumb line, as shown... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15504/plumb-bob-anchor
<![CDATA[Drilling foam-core steel doors]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:52:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15502/drilling-foam-core-steel-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15502/drilling-foam-core-steel-doors Drilling foam-core steel doors Posted by FHBdotcom
I had to drill holes for deadbolt locks in some steel doors that had foam cores, and I almost destroyed the first couple of doors using a standard hole saw because the 1/4-in. pilot bit would wander... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15502/drilling-foam-core-steel-doors
<![CDATA[Locating latches]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:51:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15500/locating-latches http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15500/locating-latches Locating latches Posted by FHBdotcom
Here's a fast, accurate method that I use for locating the centerpoints for door latch and dead-bolt mortises. First I center a hole for a 6d nail in the end of a short piece of dowel (a 1-in. dia... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15500/locating-latches
<![CDATA[Better backing for doors]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:50:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15498/better-backing-for-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15498/better-backing-for-doors Better backing for doors Posted by FHBdotcom
If you think about how most doors are mounted to most jambs and visualize the relationship of hinge-to-door and hinge-to-jamb, you may see some room for improvement. Standard butt hinges, heavyduty... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15498/better-backing-for-doors
<![CDATA[Chiseling hinge mortises]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:50:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15496/chiseling-hinge-mortises http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15496/chiseling-hinge-mortises Chiseling hinge mortises Posted by FHBdotcom
I typically use a router and a template to cut mortises or to enlarge existing mortises for new door hinges. But for small jobs where it doesn't make sense to cart along a lot of gear, I use a... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15496/chiseling-hinge-mortises
<![CDATA[Solo window installation]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:50:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15494/solo-window-installation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15494/solo-window-installation Solo window installation Posted by FHBdotcom
I was recently faced with installing windows in a new house, all by myself. Here's how I did it, First I cut a couple of 2x4s about 8 in. longer than my widest window. Then I measured the distance... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15494/solo-window-installation
<![CDATA[Installing tall doors]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:49:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15492/installing-tall-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15492/installing-tall-doors Installing tall doors Posted by FHBdotcom
Faced with installing some 60, 3-ft. by 8-ft. prehung doors, I developed the jamb-setting fixture shown in the drawing. Not only did the fixture keep the hinge jamb and the head jamb at 90°, but... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15492/installing-tall-doors
<![CDATA[Putting a new window in an old brownstone]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:49:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15489/putting-a-new-window-in-an-old-brownstone http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15489/putting-a-new-window-in-an-old-brownstone Putting a new window in an old brownstone Posted by FHBdotcom
In Brooklyn, where turn-of-the-century brownstones and bricks are the norm, window replacement often calls for some ingenuity. I have used both Bonneville and Andersen brick-to-brick replacement... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15489/putting-a-new-window-in-an-old-brownstone
<![CDATA[Hanging solid-core doors]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:48:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15487/hanging-solid-core-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15487/hanging-solid-core-doors Hanging solid-core doors Posted by FHBdotcom
When I have to muscle a solid-core door into or out of its hinges, I let a drywall lifter (a tool designed for placing drywall on walls) do the heavy lifting. Unlike a flat bar, a drywall lifter... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15487/hanging-solid-core-doors
<![CDATA[Quick, accurate shims]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:56:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15485/quick-accurate-shims http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15485/quick-accurate-shims Quick, accurate shims Posted by FHBdotcom
Obtaining the right-size shims for a job can be quick, easy, and precise if you put in about 10 minutes’ preparation. Begin with the shim stock. A proper shim has grain running its entire... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15485/quick-accurate-shims
<![CDATA[Shim gauge]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:55:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15483/shim-gauge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15483/shim-gauge Shim gauge Posted by FHBdotcom
In home building, square, level, and plumb are admirable goals, but we sometimes fall a little short of the ideal. As a consequence, we turn to shims. They are vital for adjusting the fit of prehung... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15483/shim-gauge
<![CDATA[Get a grip on window installations]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:55:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15481/get-a-grip-on-window-installations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15481/get-a-grip-on-window-installations Get a grip on window installations Posted by FHBdotcom
The last thing I want when struggling with a heavy window during installation is to drop it. Even small falls can fracture the flange, making for a time-consuming repair. After watching my glass guy... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15481/get-a-grip-on-window-installations
<![CDATA[Fixing warped doors]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:54:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15478/fixing-warped-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15478/fixing-warped-doors Fixing warped doors Posted by FHBdotcom
A warped cabinet door can be a real pain. When you have spent hours matching panels, colors and grains, the last thing you want to do is remake a door. My approach takes a couple of hours and $5 in... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15478/fixing-warped-doors
<![CDATA[Drying rack]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:53:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15476/drying-rack http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15476/drying-rack Drying rack Posted by FHBdotcom
We preprime and varnish a lot of the trim we install in houses, and finding a good place to let the material dry without getting in the way used to be difficult. To solve the problem I came up with... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15476/drying-rack
<![CDATA[Routing hinge mortises]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:52:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15471/routing-hinge-mortises http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15471/routing-hinge-mortises Routing hinge mortises Posted by FHBdotcom
I had a fair number of doors that needed hanging, and I wanted to take advantage of my router and my 3/4-in-dia. straight bit to make quick work of the hinge mortises. I had tried freehanding the... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15471/routing-hinge-mortises
<![CDATA[Door butt gauge]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:51:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15469/door-butt-gauge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15469/door-butt-gauge Door butt gauge Posted by FHBdotcom
For accuracy and speed when hanging doors from scratch, I use a butt gauge (see drawing) that I made out of 1-in. aluminum angle stock. Bending one leg of the angle over 90° just 1/8 in. down... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15469/door-butt-gauge
<![CDATA[Redrilling a door for a new lockset]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:50:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15463/redrilling-a-door-for-a-new-lockset http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15463/redrilling-a-door-for-a-new-lockset Redrilling a door for a new lockset Posted by FHBdotcom
I was recently confronted with the task of replacing a houseful of interior-door locksets. All the doors had three holes bored in their stiles -- a 3/4-in. hole for the spindle and two smaller... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15463/redrilling-a-door-for-a-new-lockset
<![CDATA[Door-holding jig]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:50:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15461/door-holding-jig http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15461/door-holding-jig Door-holding jig Posted by FHBdotcom
This is a sketch of a jig I use to hold doors while routing them for hinges or planing them to fit. It automatically adjusts to doors of different thicknesses and holds them securely. The weight of... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15461/door-holding-jig
<![CDATA[Screw-clamp door buck]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:49:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15459/screw-clamp-door-buck http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15459/screw-clamp-door-buck Screw-clamp door buck Posted by FHBdotcom
Sometimes we forget that a tool can be used to advantage for other than its original purpose — the ubiquitous screw clamp, for instance. I needed to plane the edge of a small door recently and... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15459/screw-clamp-door-buck
<![CDATA[Replacing a door jamb]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:49:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15457/replacing-a-door-jamb http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15457/replacing-a-door-jamb Replacing a door jamb Posted by FHBdotcom
Occasionally I'm hired to replace door jambs that have been damaged by burglars. Often, only one jamb leg is damaged (the strike side of the door). The other side jamb and head jamb remain... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15457/replacing-a-door-jamb
<![CDATA[Replacing garage-door panels]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:48:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15455/replacing-garage-door-panels http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15455/replacing-garage-door-panels Replacing garage-door panels Posted by FHBdotcom
My frame-and-panel garage door had a nasty gouge in one of the bottom panels. My job was to figure out a way to remove the 1/4-in. thick panel without ruining the rest of the door. To do so, I turned... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15455/replacing-garage-door-panels
<![CDATA[Garage-door safety cable]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:47:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15451/garage-door-safety-cable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15451/garage-door-safety-cable Garage-door safety cable Posted by FHBdotcom
When an overhead garage-door spring breaks, it can do considerable property damage. But the potential for personal injury is even greater. Because of this possibility, whenever I service or install a... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15451/garage-door-safety-cable
<![CDATA[Sink clips as clamping devices]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:45:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15447/sink-clips-as-clamping-devices http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15447/sink-clips-as-clamping-devices Sink clips as clamping devices Posted by FHBdotcom
When a new customer referred by one of our local sawmills asked me to make some storm windows for her screened porch, I said sure. Then I went out to look at her place.Her cottage was on the banks of... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15447/sink-clips-as-clamping-devices
<![CDATA[Garage-header installation made easy]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:44:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15445/garage-header-installation-made-easy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15445/garage-header-installation-made-easy Garage-header installation made easy Posted by FHBdotcom
The Parallam beams used as headers atop Simpson garage-door walls are heavy. They are typically 31/2 in. wide by 16 in. deep by 22 ft. long. I don't want to move one of these beams around any more... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15445/garage-header-installation-made-easy
<![CDATA[Improvised paint shield]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:39:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15441/improvised-paint-shield http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15441/improvised-paint-shield Improvised paint shield Posted by FHBdotcom
I don’t paint enough trim to have the steady hand required to paint windows and trim without some kind of masking. Usually, I reach for my paint shield for some help. It has a bladelike... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15441/improvised-paint-shield
<![CDATA[Spade-bit rosettes]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:36:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15439/spade-bit-rosettes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15439/spade-bit-rosettes Spade-bit rosettes Posted by FHBdotcom
I'm building an apartment in a commercial building that dates back to 1851. To remain true to the original detailing, the casings around doors and windows needed rosettes at the corners. So I checked... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15439/spade-bit-rosettes
<![CDATA[Installing fixed windows]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:35:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15437/installing-fixed-windows http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15437/installing-fixed-windows Installing fixed windows Posted by FHBdotcom
As builders of passive-solar homes in a severe climate, we combine heavily insulated concrete and stud walls with fixed glass windows on the south side for direct gain.Large areas of insulated glass... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15437/installing-fixed-windows
<![CDATA[Better garage-door weatherstripping]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:34:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15435/better-garage-door-weatherstripping http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15435/better-garage-door-weatherstripping Better garage-door weatherstripping Posted by FHBdotcom
I've always been disappointed with the weatherstripping products for garage-door openings. In my experience, they're expensive and too fragile to accommodate the play in garage doors. The only piece... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15435/better-garage-door-weatherstripping
<![CDATA[Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 2: Installation, Caulking, and Plumbing ]]> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 16:50:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15174/replacing-a-kitchen-sink-part-2-installation-caulking-and-plumbing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15174/replacing-a-kitchen-sink-part-2-installation-caulking-and-plumbing Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 2: Installation, Caulking, and Plumbing Posted by FHBdotcom
Now that the fixtures are on the sink, see how to lay it into position, seal the edges, and connect the waste and water lines. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15174/replacing-a-kitchen-sink-part-2-installation-caulking-and-plumbing
<![CDATA[How to Live Comfortably Off the Grid]]> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:11:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15108/how-to-live-comfortably-off-the-grid http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15108/how-to-live-comfortably-off-the-grid How to Live Comfortably Off the Grid Posted by FHBdotcom
A builder in British Columbia will soon be building an off-the-grid house for an island couple. Although the house will be heated primarily with wood, it will still need a backup system, and he looks for advice on the best approach. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15108/how-to-live-comfortably-off-the-grid
<![CDATA[Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains ]]> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:59:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15120/replacing-a-kitchen-sink-part-1-how-to-install-faucets-and-drains http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15120/replacing-a-kitchen-sink-part-1-how-to-install-faucets-and-drains Replacing a Kitchen Sink - Part 1: How to Install Faucets and Drains Posted by FHBdotcom
See how to prepare an opening in a counter top, and learn how to seal and fasten all the fixtures, before you drop your new sink into place. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Electrical Subpanel Safety Tips: What You Can and Can't Touch When Installing Circuit Breakers]]> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:00:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15114/electrical-subpanel-safety-tips-what-you-can-and-cant-touch-when-installing-circuit-breakers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15114/electrical-subpanel-safety-tips-what-you-can-and-cant-touch-when-installing-circuit-breakers Electrical Subpanel Safety Tips: What You Can and Can't Touch When Installing Circuit Breakers Posted by FHBdotcom
Electrician Brian Walo gives a quick but important tour of a typical subpanel. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget]]> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:56:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14901/how-to-make-your-kitchen-look-better-and-work-harder-on-a-budget http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14901/how-to-make-your-kitchen-look-better-and-work-harder-on-a-budget How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget Posted by FHBdotcom
Get the most out of your cabinets and counter tops without spending an arm and a leg. Download this free book chapter on smart kitchen planning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Remove an Old Kitchen Sink That Won't Sit Flat on Your Countertop]]> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 10:57:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14796/how-to-remove-an-old-kitchen-sink-that-wont-sit-flat-on-your-countertop http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14796/how-to-remove-an-old-kitchen-sink-that-wont-sit-flat-on-your-countertop How to Remove an Old Kitchen Sink That Won't Sit Flat on Your Countertop Posted by FHBdotcom
Plumber Bruce Norman will walk you through the steps to remove an old kitchen sink, and help you decide what to do next. ]]>
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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is...]]> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:25:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13408/update-ultimate-miter-saw-stand-and-the-winner-is http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13408/update-ultimate-miter-saw-stand-and-the-winner-is UPDATE: Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand -- And the Winner is... Posted by FHBdotcom
Fine Homebuilding is on a mission to design and build the perfect miter saw rig There’s no shortage of collapsible, portable job site miter saw stands on the market. Some are costeffective... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13408/update-ultimate-miter-saw-stand-and-the-winner-is
<![CDATA[Building Skills: How to Build an Arched Rough Opening ]]> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:25:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14452/building-skills-how-to-build-an-arched-rough-opening http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14452/building-skills-how-to-build-an-arched-rough-opening Building Skills: How to Build an Arched Rough Opening Posted by FHBdotcom
Carpenter Scott Grice shows how easy it is to frame an arched doorway using a few backer blocks and two plywood arcs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14452/building-skills-how-to-build-an-arched-rough-opening
<![CDATA[How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway]]> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:06:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14345/how-to-draw-an-arc-when-framing-an-arched-doorway http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14345/how-to-draw-an-arc-when-framing-an-arched-doorway How to Draw An Arc When Framing an Arched Doorway Posted by FHBdotcom
Cut perfect plywood arcs to frame curved window or door rough openings. All you need is a tape measure, a pencil, and these simple layout tips. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14345/how-to-draw-an-arc-when-framing-an-arched-doorway
<![CDATA[And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...]]> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:42:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14295/and-the-building-blunders-contest-winner-is http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14295/and-the-building-blunders-contest-winner-is And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is... Posted by FHBdotcom
Thank you to all who voted in our latest gallery challenge. See which lucky person took home three of our popular Graphic Guides to Construction. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14295/and-the-building-blunders-contest-winner-is
<![CDATA[Free Download: "Hot Water" Chapter From The "Cut Your Energy Bills Now" eBook]]> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:27:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14080/free-download-hot-water-chapter-from-the-cut-your-energy-bills-now-ebook http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14080/free-download-hot-water-chapter-from-the-cut-your-energy-bills-now-ebook Free Download: Posted by FHBdotcom
There are many ways you can save energy, and keep more money in your pocket, by improving your home's hot-water system. Read this FREE eBook chapter to get some great tips. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14080/free-download-hot-water-chapter-from-the-cut-your-energy-bills-now-ebook
<![CDATA[Framing Tips - How to Straighten a Wall ]]> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:01:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13922/framing-tips-how-to-straighten-a-wall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13922/framing-tips-how-to-straighten-a-wall Framing Tips - How to Straighten a Wall Posted by FHBdotcom
Builder Scott Grice shows how to use a 2x4 brace and kicker to get your new framed walls plumb and straight. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13922/framing-tips-how-to-straighten-a-wall
<![CDATA[How About a Low-Flow Landscape?]]> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 16:35:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13862/how-about-a-low-flow-landscape http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13862/how-about-a-low-flow-landscape How About a Low-Flow Landscape? Posted by FHBdotcom
I’m a stranger to the homebuilding world, but it’s nice to see you folks paying so much attention to important issues like water conservation. Low-flow fixtures and waterefficient... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vote for Your Favorite Exterior Trim and Siding Details]]> Sun, 03 Oct 2010 05:58:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13801/vote-for-your-favorite-exterior-trim-and-siding-details http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13801/vote-for-your-favorite-exterior-trim-and-siding-details Vote for Your Favorite Exterior Trim and Siding Details Posted by FHBdotcom
The time has come to pick the winner of this recent gallery challenge. Take a look at the four top entries and help us decide which one deserves the new Senco cordless trim nailer. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13801/vote-for-your-favorite-exterior-trim-and-siding-details
<![CDATA[Get 50% Off Admission to West Coast Green 2010]]> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:27:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13779/get-50-off-admission-to-west-coast-green-2010 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13779/get-50-off-admission-to-west-coast-green-2010 Get 50% Off Admission to West Coast Green 2010 Posted by FHBdotcom
We've been asked to offer a great deal on tickets to the world's leading interactive conference on green innovation for the built environment. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13779/get-50-off-admission-to-west-coast-green-2010
<![CDATA[Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?]]> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13763/podcast-liability-and-lead-safe-remodeling-insurance-anyone http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13763/podcast-liability-and-lead-safe-remodeling-insurance-anyone Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone? Posted by FHBdotcom
In this episode we’ll finish up our  our series on lead paint. In the first two episodes of this three-part series we talked about tools, OSHA,  and costs. In this episode we talk... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13763/podcast-liability-and-lead-safe-remodeling-insurance-anyone
<![CDATA[Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling]]> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13761/podcast-the-new-cost-of-lead-safe-remodeling http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13761/podcast-the-new-cost-of-lead-safe-remodeling Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling Posted by FHBdotcom
Welcome back to the Lunch Pail Podcast series. In this epidode, we continue our series on lead paint. Last episode, we talked about tools; now we'll talk about costs. In the next, and final, episode... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13761/podcast-the-new-cost-of-lead-safe-remodeling
<![CDATA[Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment]]> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13636/podcast-lead-safe-remodeling-tools-and-equipment http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13636/podcast-lead-safe-remodeling-tools-and-equipment Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment Posted by FHBdotcom
Welcome back to Fine Homebuilding’s lunchpail podcast. We’ve been on a bit of a vacation lately and we’re back now. This week we’ll begin a series on lead paint and the new... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13636/podcast-lead-safe-remodeling-tools-and-equipment
<![CDATA[What's the Best Way to Control Indoor-Air Quality and Humidity in a House?]]> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:02:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13611/whats-the-best-way-to-control-indoor-air-quality-and-humidity-in-a-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13611/whats-the-best-way-to-control-indoor-air-quality-and-humidity-in-a-house What's the Best Way to Control Indoor-Air Quality and Humidity in a House? Posted by FHBdotcom
The tighter the house, the greater the need for whole-house ventilation. But what system would work best for your house? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13611/whats-the-best-way-to-control-indoor-air-quality-and-humidity-in-a-house
<![CDATA[Is Formaldehyde-Foam Insulation Safe?]]> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:57:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13524/is-formaldehyde-foam-insulation-safe http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13524/is-formaldehyde-foam-insulation-safe Is Formaldehyde-Foam Insulation Safe? Posted by FHBdotcom
When high-performance builders talk about spray-foam insulation, they’re typically talking about polyurethane. But it turns out there’s more than one kind of spray foam used in... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13524/is-formaldehyde-foam-insulation-safe
<![CDATA[Read Home-Building and Remodeling Books on Your Smartphone, PC, or iPad]]> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 23:36:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13437/read-home-building-and-remodeling-books-on-your-smartphone-pc-or-ipad http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13437/read-home-building-and-remodeling-books-on-your-smartphone-pc-or-ipad Read Home-Building and Remodeling Books on Your Smartphone, PC, or iPad Posted by FHBdotcom
The Taunton store now has eBooks! Download a FREE sample chapter on building drawers from 'Building Kitchen Cabinets', and browse our collection of digital publications. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13437/read-home-building-and-remodeling-books-on-your-smartphone-pc-or-ipad
<![CDATA[Q&A Spotlight: Getting a Fair Shake on a Green House ]]> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:30:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13458/qa-spotlight-getting-a-fair-shake-on-a-green-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13458/qa-spotlight-getting-a-fair-shake-on-a-green-house Q&A Spotlight: Getting a Fair Shake on a Green House Posted by FHBdotcom
Many people are having trouble getting loans to build better houses because appraisers and lenders won't put real value on energy efficiency and durability. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13458/qa-spotlight-getting-a-fair-shake-on-a-green-house
<![CDATA[BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim]]> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 08:19:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13153/building-skills-how-to-scribe-beadboard-wainscot-around-window-trim http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13153/building-skills-how-to-scribe-beadboard-wainscot-around-window-trim BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim Posted by FHBdotcom
Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13153/building-skills-how-to-scribe-beadboard-wainscot-around-window-trim
<![CDATA[How to Install Vertical Siding over Rigid Foam Insulation?]]> Wed, 01 Sep 2010 11:15:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13176/how-to-install-vertical-siding-over-rigid-foam-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13176/how-to-install-vertical-siding-over-rigid-foam-insulation How to Install Vertical Siding over Rigid Foam Insulation? Posted by FHBdotcom
Board and batten siding is a popular choice, but how do you install it over foam sheathing? Do you use extra long screws, furring strips, or both? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13176/how-to-install-vertical-siding-over-rigid-foam-insulation
<![CDATA[BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall]]> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:40:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13158/building-skills-how-to-scribe-trim-to-fit-against-a-wall http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13158/building-skills-how-to-scribe-trim-to-fit-against-a-wall BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall Posted by FHBdotcom
A pencil and a scrap of wood are all the tools you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13158/building-skills-how-to-scribe-trim-to-fit-against-a-wall
<![CDATA[Vapor Barriers Are a Good Thing, Right?]]> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:21:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13163/vapor-barriers-are-a-good-thing-right http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13163/vapor-barriers-are-a-good-thing-right Vapor Barriers Are a Good Thing, Right? Posted by FHBdotcom
Builders once routinely stapled up sheets of polyethylene plastic on interior walls before the drywall went up to stop the flow of moisture-laden air into exterior walls. With moisture stopped in its... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13163/vapor-barriers-are-a-good-thing-right
<![CDATA[The Goldilocks Approach to Tight Houses: Is There A 'Just-Right' For Leakiness?]]> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:27:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13136/the-goldilocks-approach-to-tight-houses-is-there-a-just-right-for-leakiness http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13136/the-goldilocks-approach-to-tight-houses-is-there-a-just-right-for-leakiness FHBdotcom
Many say "Tight houses need to breathe." To which, tight house advocates say "Where should I poke the hole, and how big should it be?" ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13136/the-goldilocks-approach-to-tight-houses-is-there-a-just-right-for-leakiness
<![CDATA[Great Moments: An Evening with the Ambassador]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:20:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13125/great-moments-an-evening-with-the-ambassador http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13125/great-moments-an-evening-with-the-ambassador FHBdotcom
BY EVERETTE M. HILL Forty-three years ago, I left college with a diploma in my hand and a plan in my mind. I would marry my college sweetheart, who was in on the plan, and she would work to put me... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13125/great-moments-an-evening-with-the-ambassador
<![CDATA[A Back-Page Favorite Finds a New Home]]> Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13130/a-back-page-favorite-finds-a-new-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13130/a-back-page-favorite-finds-a-new-home A Back-Page Favorite Finds a New Home Posted by FHBdotcom
For more than 25 years, you’ve been sharing your best building know-how with us, letting us know how you make your projects look so great. You’ve also been taking us behind the scenes to... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A Spotlight: Can Solar Heat Be Stored for Next Winter?]]> Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:39:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13098/qa-spotlight-can-solar-heat-be-stored-for-next-winter http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13098/qa-spotlight-can-solar-heat-be-stored-for-next-winter Q&A Spotlight: Can Solar Heat Be Stored for Next Winter? Posted by FHBdotcom
Solar collectors crank out plenty of hot water during the summer, and can even make some contribution to space heating in winter. But conventional solar systems can’t store enough heat to make... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13098/qa-spotlight-can-solar-heat-be-stored-for-next-winter
<![CDATA[Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?]]> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:37:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13058/qa-spotlight-how-do-i-choose-the-best-energy-efficient-window http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13058/qa-spotlight-how-do-i-choose-the-best-energy-efficient-window Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window? Posted by FHBdotcom
There was a time when opening, closing, and letting in light was all that any good window had to do. Nowadays, windows are anything but simple. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A Spotlight: How Green Are Tankless Water Heaters?]]> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:47:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13027/qa-spotlight-how-green-are-tankless-water-heaters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13027/qa-spotlight-how-green-are-tankless-water-heaters Q&A Spotlight: How Green Are Tankless Water Heaters? Posted by FHBdotcom
If your super-efficient tankless system gives you an endless supply of hot water, you might actually be more likely to waste energy and water. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13027/qa-spotlight-how-green-are-tankless-water-heaters
<![CDATA[Heat Pump, Schmeat Pump]]> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:22:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12966/heat-pump-schmeat-pump http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12966/heat-pump-schmeat-pump Heat Pump, Schmeat Pump Posted by FHBdotcom
Ground source heat pumps don't save energy because the electricity used by the 'pump' isn't part of the equation. Moreover, electricity is one of the least efficient ways of making power. ]]>
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<![CDATA[BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out]]> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:26:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12985/building-skills-tape-housewrap-seams-to-keep-water-and-air-out http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12985/building-skills-tape-housewrap-seams-to-keep-water-and-air-out BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12985/building-skills-tape-housewrap-seams-to-keep-water-and-air-out
<![CDATA[Manufactured Deck Railings Look Good, But Do They Last?]]> Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4812/manufactured-deck-railings-look-good-but-do-they-last http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4812/manufactured-deck-railings-look-good-but-do-they-last Manufactured Deck Railings Look Good, But Do They Last? Posted by FHBdotcom
Read about deck railing designs, systems safety, and materials. Build custom deck railings that look great and last long. Pros and cons of different deck railing systems. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4812/manufactured-deck-railings-look-good-but-do-they-last
<![CDATA[Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls?]]> Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:37:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12886/does-rigid-foam-insulation-trap-moisture-in-the-walls http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12886/does-rigid-foam-insulation-trap-moisture-in-the-walls Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls? Posted by FHBdotcom
You can seriously cut your home's demand for energy by adding rigid insulation, but will wrapping your home with foam cause the walls to rot? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12886/does-rigid-foam-insulation-trap-moisture-in-the-walls
<![CDATA[A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!]]> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 10:59:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12792/a-victorian-porch-wins-our-outdoor-project-contest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12792/a-victorian-porch-wins-our-outdoor-project-contest A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest! Posted by FHBdotcom
With its beautiful period details and perfect proportions, this adaptation of an original 19th century porch won our latest gallery challenge by a landslide. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12792/a-victorian-porch-wins-our-outdoor-project-contest
<![CDATA[Help Us Pick the Outdoor Project Contest Winner]]> Sat, 05 Jun 2010 07:48:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12738/help-us-pick-the-outdoor-project-contest-winner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12738/help-us-pick-the-outdoor-project-contest-winner Help Us Pick the Outdoor Project Contest Winner Posted by FHBdotcom
We're having a tough time deciding the winner of our Outdoor Project Contest. Vote today and help us choose! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12738/help-us-pick-the-outdoor-project-contest-winner
<![CDATA[BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout]]> Fri, 04 Jun 2010 10:12:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12720/building-skills-wall-framing-layout http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12720/building-skills-wall-framing-layout BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout Posted by FHBdotcom
Remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink shows us a straightforward way to measure and mark your plates before framing a wall. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12720/building-skills-wall-framing-layout
<![CDATA[BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door]]> Mon, 24 May 2010 10:08:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12360/building-skills-cutting-a-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12360/building-skills-cutting-a-door BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door Posted by FHBdotcom
Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12360/building-skills-cutting-a-door
<![CDATA[From "Great Moments" to great builders]]> Wed, 19 May 2010 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12299/from-great-moments-to-great-builders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12299/from-great-moments-to-great-builders From Posted by FHBdotcom
When I started working at Fine Homebuilding in 1994, I had been a homeowner for less than a year and was petrified of doing any type of work on my house. Nearly 16 years later, I’m still... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12299/from-great-moments-to-great-builders
<![CDATA[New from the Tiling a Shower Video Series: Install a Shampoo Niche]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 11:23:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12276/new-from-the-tiling-a-shower-video-series-install-a-shampoo-niche http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12276/new-from-the-tiling-a-shower-video-series-install-a-shampoo-niche New from the Tiling a Shower Video Series: Install a Shampoo Niche Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn tricks for locating a shampoo niche, cutting the tile backer, building the sides and ensuring the base won’t collect water. ]]>
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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway]]> Tue, 11 May 2010 12:12:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12259/update-winners-chosen-in-our-toward-a-zero-energy-home-book-givaway http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12259/update-winners-chosen-in-our-toward-a-zero-energy-home-book-givaway UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway Posted by FHBdotcom
Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12259/update-winners-chosen-in-our-toward-a-zero-energy-home-book-givaway
<![CDATA[Zero-Energy Homes Start With Air-sealing, Insulation, and Weatherproofing]]> Tue, 11 May 2010 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12197/zero-energy-homes-start-with-air-sealing-insulation-and-weatherproofing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12197/zero-energy-homes-start-with-air-sealing-insulation-and-weatherproofing FHBdotcom
Basements, walls, and roofs that keep weather out and heat in are the foundation of a durable, energy-efficient home. Read this introduction to how heat, air, and water move and how to control them. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12197/zero-energy-homes-start-with-air-sealing-insulation-and-weatherproofing
<![CDATA[Play Fine Homebuilding's Game "The Inspector"]]> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/8051/play-fine-homebuildings-game-the-inspector http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/8051/play-fine-homebuildings-game-the-inspector Play Fine Homebuilding's Game Posted by FHBdotcom
Help the Inspector find five ways to keep this deck on solid ground. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/8051/play-fine-homebuildings-game-the-inspector
<![CDATA[Tool Guide Survey Could Earn You Some Great Prizes]]> Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:17:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11620/tool-guide-survey-could-earn-you-some-great-prizes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11620/tool-guide-survey-could-earn-you-some-great-prizes Tool Guide Survey Could Earn You Some Great Prizes Posted by FHBdotcom
Pick your favorite tools in a short survey and you might win a great prize. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11620/tool-guide-survey-could-earn-you-some-great-prizes
<![CDATA[Man Wins Big Money in Table Saw Law Suit]]> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:38:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11535/man-wins-big-money-in-table-saw-law-suit http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11535/man-wins-big-money-in-table-saw-law-suit Man Wins Big Money in Table Saw Law Suit Posted by FHBdotcom
Ryobi's parent company was sued because their tablesaws do not have "flesh-detecting technology" that would prevent serious injuries. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11535/man-wins-big-money-in-table-saw-law-suit
<![CDATA[Jewel of a Tool Winners Announced!]]> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:26:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11466/jewel-of-a-tool-winners-announced http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11466/jewel-of-a-tool-winners-announced Jewel of a Tool Winners Announced! Posted by FHBdotcom
The three winners of our most recent gallery contest are steeped in history and still sharp after all these years. See who took home the top honors. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11466/jewel-of-a-tool-winners-announced
<![CDATA[Your Gem of a Story Could Win You a Jewel of a Tool]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:43:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11018/your-gem-of-a-story-could-win-you-a-jewel-of-a-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11018/your-gem-of-a-story-could-win-you-a-jewel-of-a-tool Your Gem of a Story Could Win You a Jewel of a Tool Posted by FHBdotcom
Enter our latest gallery challenge today and you might walk away with one of three Stanley low angle block planes. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/11018/your-gem-of-a-story-could-win-you-a-jewel-of-a-tool
<![CDATA[Predictions 2010: The Building Industry Outlook for the Decade Ahead]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10596/predictions-2010-the-building-industry-outlook-for-the-decade-ahead http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10596/predictions-2010-the-building-industry-outlook-for-the-decade-ahead Predictions 2010: The Building Industry Outlook for the Decade Ahead Posted by FHBdotcom
Fine Homebuilding editors ponder the future of the building industry, from the economy to best practices to upcoming trends in tools and materials ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10596/predictions-2010-the-building-industry-outlook-for-the-decade-ahead
<![CDATA[Announcing Your Best Built-ins & Cabinets]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:08:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10589/announcing-your-best-built-ins-cabinets http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10589/announcing-your-best-built-ins-cabinets Announcing Your Best Built-ins & Cabinets Posted by FHBdotcom
See who took home the top prize in our Best Built-ins & Cabinets gallery contest. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10589/announcing-your-best-built-ins-cabinets
<![CDATA[2009 In Review: 5 Most Dangerous Home Building Videos]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:35:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10250/2009-in-review-5-most-dangerous-home-building-videos http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10250/2009-in-review-5-most-dangerous-home-building-videos 2009 In Review: 5 Most Dangerous Home Building Videos Posted by FHBdotcom
Don't try this at home. Catch the five most nail-biting home building videos from the year past. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10250/2009-in-review-5-most-dangerous-home-building-videos
<![CDATA[Creative Kitchen Islands: We Have a Winner!]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:35:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10017/creative-kitchen-islands-we-have-a-winner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10017/creative-kitchen-islands-we-have-a-winner Creative Kitchen Islands: We Have a Winner! Posted by FHBdotcom
Big curves and beautiful butcher block win the day. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/10017/creative-kitchen-islands-we-have-a-winner
<![CDATA[Win a Stanley Prize Package!]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:52:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9964/win-a-stanley-prize-package http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9964/win-a-stanley-prize-package Win a Stanley Prize Package! Posted by FHBdotcom
Enter our "Best Built-ins & Cabinets" contest for a shot at winning one of three prize packages from Stanley. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9964/win-a-stanley-prize-package
<![CDATA[Timber-Frame Challenge: We Have Our Winner]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:00:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9621/timber-frame-challenge-we-have-our-winner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9621/timber-frame-challenge-we-have-our-winner Timber-Frame Challenge: We Have Our Winner Posted by FHBdotcom
When we said "It's All in the Details," this builder took it to heart. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9621/timber-frame-challenge-we-have-our-winner
<![CDATA[Fine Homebuilding Timber-Frame Contest]]> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 14:57:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9385/fine-homebuilding-timber-frame-contest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9385/fine-homebuilding-timber-frame-contest Fine Homebuilding Timber-Frame Contest Posted by FHBdotcom
Enter our latest gallery challenge for a chance to win an FHB prize package worth over $200. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9385/fine-homebuilding-timber-frame-contest
<![CDATA[UPDATED: Profile Photo Contest]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:52:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9355/updated-profile-photo-contest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9355/updated-profile-photo-contest UPDATED: Profile Photo Contest Posted by FHBdotcom
What do you want to see in video and online? Post your thoughts using a new profile image for a chance to win a copy of the 2009 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9355/updated-profile-photo-contest
<![CDATA[Sheetrock Over Foundation Insulation]]> Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:43:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9261/sheetrock-over-foundation-insulation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9261/sheetrock-over-foundation-insulation Sheetrock Over Foundation Insulation Posted by FHBdotcom
A simple way to provide nailing surface behind sheetrock. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/9261/sheetrock-over-foundation-insulation
<![CDATA[Today's Wood Products are Easy for Mold to Eat]]> Mon, 04 May 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4707/todays-wood-products-are-easy-for-mold-to-eat http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4707/todays-wood-products-are-easy-for-mold-to-eat Today's Wood Products are Easy for Mold to Eat Posted by FHBdotcom
As wood goes through the refining process, susceptibility to mold increases. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4707/todays-wood-products-are-easy-for-mold-to-eat
<![CDATA[What do the tax credits for energy efficiency and renewable energy mean for you?]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:08:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5779/what-do-the-tax-credits-for-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-mean-for-you http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5779/what-do-the-tax-credits-for-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-mean-for-you FHBdotcom
Several provisions in the economic stimulus bill that are relevant to energy saving improvements made by homeowners, remodelers, and builders. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/5779/what-do-the-tax-credits-for-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-mean-for-you
<![CDATA[How to Build a Built-up Cornice]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 14:31:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4795/how-to-build-a-built-up-cornice http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4795/how-to-build-a-built-up-cornice How to Build a Built-up Cornice Posted by FHBdotcom
Although the combinations are nearly infinite, most complex cornice designs share common parts. Components can be added or subtracted, depending on the scale and size desired. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4795/how-to-build-a-built-up-cornice
<![CDATA[Two Energy-Efficient Ways to Get Hot Water Faster]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:06:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4746/two-energy-efficient-ways-to-get-hot-water-faster http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4746/two-energy-efficient-ways-to-get-hot-water-faster Two Energy-Efficient Ways to Get Hot Water Faster Posted by FHBdotcom
Recirculation systems are practical, whole-house solutions for providing instant hot water. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4746/two-energy-efficient-ways-to-get-hot-water-faster
<![CDATA[Where are you getting your green building-product information? ]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2009 12:48:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4229/where-are-you-getting-your-green-building-product-information http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4229/where-are-you-getting-your-green-building-product-information FHBdotcom
It is our job as competent, trustworthy green builders to do our homework. Builders should look closely at sources of product information. Does it come from a book, an article, a credible Web site? Is it the manufacturer? The source may well be trustworthy, but it couldn't hurt to corroborate their information. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4229/where-are-you-getting-your-green-building-product-information
<![CDATA[Hammering away at housewrap]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:21:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4201/hammering-away-at-housewrap http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4201/hammering-away-at-housewrap Hammering away at housewrap Posted by FHBdotcom
Proper housewrap installation is critical to the historic-house project I’m working on. First, as a secondary drainage plane, the housewrap will help to ensure that any water that finds its way behind the siding will not get into the framing lumber, and second. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4201/hammering-away-at-housewrap
<![CDATA[The optimism starts here]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:09:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4169/the-optimism-starts-here http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4169/the-optimism-starts-here FHBdotcom
I attended the USGBC's Greenbuild Expo in Boston last month with 30,000 folks that were enthusiastic about the green-building movement. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4169/the-optimism-starts-here
<![CDATA[What were they thinking? (Part 2)]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:06:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4132/what-were-they-thinking-part-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4132/what-were-they-thinking-part-2 What were they thinking? (Part 2) Posted by FHBdotcom
We’ve uncovered a few more “What were they thinking?” items that I thought would be interesting to share before moving on. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4132/what-were-they-thinking-part-2
<![CDATA[Green tax credits for builders and homeowners]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2008 14:02:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4090/green-tax-credits-for-builders-and-homeowners http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4090/green-tax-credits-for-builders-and-homeowners Green tax credits for builders and homeowners Posted by FHBdotcom
Getting tax credits for building a green home or for giving your current home an energy upgrade is like having an extra birthday. Here's a breakdown of the credits you’re eligible for if you build a green home or upgrade your home to these standards. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4090/green-tax-credits-for-builders-and-homeowners
<![CDATA[What were they thinking?]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2008 14:00:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4086/what-were-they-thinking http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4086/what-were-they-thinking What were they thinking? Posted by FHBdotcom
Every once in a while, you come across work done on a house and wonder “what were they thinking?” ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4086/what-were-they-thinking
<![CDATA[Instructions for Using the Gallery (beta)]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:05:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3658/instructions-for-using-the-gallery-beta http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3658/instructions-for-using-the-gallery-beta Instructions for Using the Gallery (beta) Posted by FHBdotcom
Here's how to create a free account, upload your photos, edit posts, and share all posts with your friends. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3658/instructions-for-using-the-gallery-beta
<![CDATA[Bungalow Interior Photos]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:33:33 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3605/bungalow-interior-photos http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3605/bungalow-interior-photos Bungalow Interior Photos Posted by FHBdotcom
Here are some pics from the interior of a 1928 Sears kit home that was remodeled and featured in Fine Homebuilding #200, "An American Bungalow: Before and After." If you want to read more about this... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3605/bungalow-interior-photos
<![CDATA[Stone and Shingle-style Carriage House]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 11:12:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3603/stone-and-shingle-style-carriage-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3603/stone-and-shingle-style-carriage-house Stone and Shingle-style Carriage House Posted by FHBdotcom
A welcoming glow ­radiates from the band of ­windows ­circling the ­turret of this ­American shingle-style ­carriage house. Tucked ­inside the rough-cut shyfieldstone... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3603/stone-and-shingle-style-carriage-house
<![CDATA[Cool fireplace built by mason Lew French]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:51:38 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3600/cool-fireplace-built-by-mason-lew-french http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3600/cool-fireplace-built-by-mason-lew-french Cool fireplace built by mason Lew French Posted by FHBdotcom
Big stone fireplaces tend to be monolithic, unless they’re the creation of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., mason Lew French. French’s definition of rock leaps from boulder to pebble to... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/3600/cool-fireplace-built-by-mason-lew-french
<![CDATA[Calling all window experts: Suggestions, please!]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4197/calling-all-window-experts-suggestions-please http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4197/calling-all-window-experts-suggestions-please Calling all window experts: Suggestions, please! Posted by FHBdotcom
One of the most cost-effective energy upgrades to an existing house is replacing the old windows. Not only do replacements provide more insulation, but their installation also... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/4197/calling-all-window-experts-suggestions-please