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Great Moments in Building History: The (Almost) Complete Illustrated Archive

comments (4) October 14th, 2009 in Blogs
ManKnit Matt Berger, executive producer

Catch up with the archive of our artfully illustrated, always entertaining column, Great Moments in Building History, including the the above illustration, Why I Work Wood.
Click here to browse the archive.Click To Enlarge

Catch up with the archive of our artfully illustrated, always entertaining column, Great Moments in Building History, including the the above illustration, Why I Work Wood.

Click here to browse the archive.

Photo: Illustration: Jackie Rogers

For more than 25 years, you’ve been sharing your best building know-how with us, letting us know how you make your projects look so great. You’ve also been taking us behind the scenes to let us know about those days when not everything went quite as planned.

"Great Moments in Building History" has been a longtime back-page favorite. Now, you can access an archive of these stories—most humorous, but some thoughtful and touching—online at FineHomebuilding.com. Click here to browse the archive.

In addition to catching up with this vault of wonderfully written stories, you can also enjoy the artful illustrations that have long accompanied these stories, drawn by Jackie Rogers.

When putting together this collection, I asked Chris Hoelk, the editor of this department, to suggest some favorites. He replied: "I had hesitated to specify any stories because it’s tough to pick favorites. Still, two that stand out for very different reasons are the quiet, elegantly moving “Why I Work Wood” by Andrew Schultz (FHB #109) and the highly amusing “Trimming the Tree” by Justin Fink (FHB #200)."

Having never read this column until embarking on this archive project, my recommendation is start with the one with the best headline. Whichever one you choose, you won't be disappointed.

Click here to browse the archive.

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Comments (4)

Dreamcatcher Dreamcatcher writes: Am I the only one who feels like all the "Great Moments" happening to real carpenters are funny but the "Great Moments" involving DIY's are just stupid?
Posted: 7:25 am on October 26th

ManKnit ManKnit writes: Done MrTusat. I had thought we had them all. But I'll start digging around for the others so I can change the headline back to "complete" :)
Posted: 7:00 am on October 15th

MrTusat MrTusat writes: Good to have in one place. But the link only shows 123 items, quite a few moments short. Maybe this post should be titled, "The 'Almost' Complete Illustrated Archive."
Posted: 9:22 pm on October 14th

milwaukee milwaukee writes: Oh my GOd what a great online treasure chest of memories. Thanks FHB for putting this online for us to see and cherish.

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Posted: 5:19 pm on October 14th

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