Welcome to There's a Better Waycomments (0) May 6th, 2009 in Blogs
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 email@example.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.
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If you have a tip that you would like to share, visit our new Readers Quick Tips blog to post text, photos, and links to videos. Or, send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About this Blog
Have your ever been frustrated building something and mumbled to yourself, "There's got to be a better way"? Then we've got just what you need.
Watch our There's a Better Way videos to see Fine Homebuilding editor-at-large Chuck Miller demonstrate his favorite tips sent in by readers like you.
If you've got your own creative solution to a home-building problem, post it in our submit a tip blog, or email it to Fine Homebuilding, and we might put it in the magazine or in one of these videos. Thanks!