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Theres a Better Way


Welcome to There's a Better Way

comments (0) May 6th, 2009 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large


 

Dear readers,

Almost three decades ago, I signed on with Fine Homebuilding to be its western editor. I came to the magazine with the jack-of-all-trades background that many remodeling contractors call a resume. And like most of my fellow remodelers, I communicated with clients and colleagues with drawings--often on scraps of plywood or a piece of drywall. When Fine Homebuilding’s art director found out that I like to draw, he asked me to take on the Tips & Techniques department--the part of the magazine where builders share their job-site brainstorms. This is high clover for me. I never get tired of sifting through the tip proposals that come across my desk.

A concise drawing is still a great way to convey an idea or process in a heartbeat, and we include them in every issue of the magazine. But sometimes these tips want to go to the movies. And that’s where these little video clips come in. They give us a chance to elaborate a bit, and explain with movement and sound the parts that drawings leave out. If you’d like to join the conversation, I'd love to read your comments posted on this blog. Or better yet, if you've got a tip and want to share it, send an email with your tip and pictures or drawings to quicktips@taunton.com. Also, if you’ve got a refinement to add to any of the tips you see here, we’d sure like to hear about them.

---Chuck

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