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Factory finishes for wood and fiber cement offer countless color choices and a paint job guaranteed for up to 25 years
These compact tools are handy for small routing tasks, but most have room for improvement
Use strips of drywall to create custom paneling that will add detail and charm to most any room
Doing everything to ensure a leakproof job? If you don’t include the housewrap, use a sill pan, and flash the flanges, the work is far from watertight.
Dining, living, office, laundry, bathing, sleeping, and storage space built in just 650 sq. ft.
Engineered floor joists are straighter, faster, and flatter, but they aren't installed the same way as dimensional lumber
A simple layout tool aligns siding with window and door trim, and helps you to finish where you started
Built of plywood and MDF, these beams go up quickly, resist movement, take paint well, and even level a wavy ceiling
For drywall novices, there's nothing more challenging—or messy—than finishing inside corners
In less than 2 years, any contractors looking to disturb lead-based paint in homes will need to obtain EPA certification
If you're looking to have leaky pipes that were installed in your house replaced for free, time is running out
Festool's new Kapex KS120 SCM delivers on features, precision
Cortex concealed fastening system
The economics of home buying Kevin Ireton’s essay “Is green building too expensive?” (FHB #195), as thoughtful as it is, misses some important considerations in the cost of buying a…
Our perceptions of a house start with the entrance design
The time you spent on your hardwood floors will be in vain if you don't choose the right finish applicator
Which type of zinc-coated nail is the best at preventing corrosion?
For a professional finish, you have to tape, then wait.
Although never an easy task, these techniques help simplify a tough job
When it comes to deciding whether your house should be conventional or a carnival, something's gotta give
In the United States, the recycling rate for aluminum cans has hovered around 50% for years. Cans that don’t make it into the recycling stream add up: Every three months,…
After the test equipment is put away, a home energy auditor explains what to do next
Almost painless, a home-energy audit can reduce energy costs and improve comfort
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