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Focus your efforts on the pattern rafter, and the rest of the roof falls into place easily
If you dial in your measurements and fine-tune your cuts, you won’t need the painter to make your work look good
Navigating the challenges of exterior insulation isn’t the nightmare you might think it is
An architect uses the site itself to guide his take on a traditional style
An industry veteran explains how to get the right gas fireplace for your home
A detailed SketchUp model and cutlist allow much of this portico’s prep work to be done in the shop
Solar panels might be a wise investment in light of a generous federal tax credit set to expire by 2017
The tools in these brushless combo kits work hard and run for a long time between charges
June and Mark Kohler found a lot to love about the property they purchased to build their home. Its park-like setting with commanding views of a reservoir was breathtaking, and…
Learn how to make quick, clean, and accurate cuts
Many production builders in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s minimized construction costs by keeping the size of their houses as small as possible while still trying to include all the…
In the winter, ice dams form on many homes in the northern part of the country. While the water leaks that they may cause are often attributed to poor attic…
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of speaking with architect and author Rick Pratt. As the chair and secretary of New Jersey’s Hightstown–East Windsor Historical Society, Pratt contacted me…
If you plan to insulate a sloped roof, you need to decide if you want a vented or an unvented assembly. An unvented assembly can perform well, but it’s important…
This educator at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center in Rhode Island prepares students to pursue the trades and more.
Join Project House host Justin Fink for a behind the scenes look at how the articles you see in Fine Homebuilding are developed and photographed on the job site.
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