Cleverly designed boxes can get you out of trouble quickly during rough-ins and retrofits
With plywood strips and hot-melt glue, you can make a template that guarantees a perfect fit.
A small addition with a sunny deck builds a bridge to the backyard
These pneumatic trim guns are compact and lightweight, and fire nails so small that they barely leave a trace.
Achieving the intricate geometry of a parquet floor doesn't require much more than a tablesaw, kraft paper, and wallpaper paste.
A compacted gravel footing is the only prep work required, and you don't have to wait for the weather.
Copper- and borate-based preservative treatments have proven effectiveness, but structural plastics are more durable
Tips on trim details and new design tools from a big project.
Installing precast concrete foundation wall panels set on gravel footings
Appreciating a modern-day cottage based on mythical literature
Flashing dormers using peel-and-stick bowties
A Japanese company takes a new approach to earthquake-proof homes
Ladder manufacturer studies fear of climbing ladders
California and Connecticut lead the charge to ban inefficient bulbs
Fernando Pages Ruiz reviews Henry G. Cisneros's lastest book, Casa y Comunidad
Delta-Dry weather-resistant barrier
Quick align hinge shims
Quick Curve Plates
MCN 150 StrapShot
Editor Kevin Ireton introduces the new FineHomebuilding.com
Turn off the water when you lather up The essay “Down the drain” (FHB #183, p. 8) and the subsequent letters (FHB #185, pp. 8, 12) debating low-flow showerheads all…
Why settle for what's left in your chalkline when a variety of colors await your discovery?
A reliable and back-friendly approach to a common chore
A step-by-step guide to making your entry door waterproof and windproof
Great moments in building history: Sometimes, just saying the right words can land you the job of a lifetime
Tips for getting the most out of limited square footage
A simple wheelbarrow, a stiff rake, and a reliable process transform the task of mixing concrete from backbreaker to no-brainer
A free 3D drawing tool helps visualize difficult projects before you make your first cut
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