To get the full benefit of this super-insulation, you must understand the difference between open- and closed-cell foams, how they perform, and how they’re installed
A professional electrician shares the tools and materials he relies on for the most common wiring tasks
A peel-and-stick membrane under the flashing guarantees that the skylight won’t leak—ever
Thanks to the green-building movement, energy efficiency is becoming a mainstay in the IRC and the IECC. But what does it mean to you?
Keep the look of a traditional dry-stack stone wall, but strengthen the core with mortar and finish with a bluestone cap
Get double duty when you combine an interchangeable motor with both fixed and plunge bases
Templates, routers, and a foolproof finish make this traditional project approachable and elegant
In Seattle, a builder and architect prove that remodeling and energy efficiency can be a winning combination
InSoFast insulation panels simplify the process of installing insulation
The Paslode CF-325 is a newly-released cordless framing nailer that features a redesigned nosepiece
The Bagster is a good alternative to steel roll-off trash containers
Board Buddies is a useful antikickback and hold-down fence accessory
One shim is not enough As a longtime finish carpenter, I enjoyed Gary Striegler’s article “Plumb Perfect Prehung Doors” (FHB #202), and often found myself nodding in agreement. I especially…
Most stains are engineered to color and protect wood in a single coat and are available in oil-based, water-based, and water-based epoxy-fortified mixtures
Choosing a blade with the correct number of teeth for a particular job ensures the best performance from a circular saw, a miter saw, or a tablesaw
When deciding between permeable or impermeable pavers, consider the material’s cost, installation demands, and environmental impact
Before tearing down a load-bearing wall, you need to adequately support the structure
Bullnosed corners on drywall can complicate crown-molding installations. A radiused outside corner is an elegant solution.
Two years into our remodeling project, we had completed phase one of the work and had paid a great deal of attention to the little things, including finely detailed concrete…
The best designs have pleasing proportions and harmonize with the house
To understand the importance of permeable and impermeable products as they relate to the construction of your home, you need to understand how vapor drive works
We asked for photos of your best kitchen and bath remodels, and you delivered
Build a jig to draw a perfect ellipse with just two scraps of wood and a few nails
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