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Master Carpenter Video Series:Fast and Accurate Wall Framing (coming soon)
In this members-only video series, carpenter Mike Norton demonstrates his no-nonsense approach to building the bones of a house
More Information:Pure Energy
Learn more about Pure Energy, the small business owned by A. Tamasin Sterner, Energy Adviser
Video:The Passive House Build, Part 1
This design video is the first in a series of articles and companion videos focused on the theory, design, of a particular Passive House project, located in Falmouth, Mass.
Tailgate-Interview Bonus:Flush for Good
American Standard’s Flush for Good program saves lives through sanitation by donating sanitary toilet pans to people in developing countries. Visit the Flush for Good Facebook page and download the Save Water, Save Lives e-book to find out more.
Master Carpenter Video Series:How to Carve a Stair-Rail Easement In this Master Carpenter series, watch veteran stairbuilder Richard Walston and his son, Ed, create a curved stair-rail easement by hand
Master Carpenter Series:Securing a Home Against Wind
This compilation of articles and videos built to help victims of Hurricane Sandy is full of resources to help rebuild after a natural disaster or build a house to better weather the storm
How it Works:Electric Motors
Learn what the differences are between brushed and brushless electric motors
Break Out of the Indoors Contest
For all the details on our Break Out of the Indoors contest, to enter your project, or to view a gallery of previous years’ entries for inspiration, visit our online gallery
Online Archive:Drawing Board
Browse through “Drawing Board” articles from past issues of Fine Homebuilding to find inspiring ideas and smart solutions for your next construction project
Interview:Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer
Keeping a labor force intact was one strategy a family business used to survive the recession by thinking about the future. Read the extended interview
Project Gallery:Show Us Your Fireplace
There’s nothing like a fireplace to bring character and individuality to a room. Whether wood or stone, traditional or contemporary, new construction or renovation, Fine Homebuilding wants to see your fireplace
2014 HOUSES Awards:Call for Entries
We’re always on the lookout for homes that showcase craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and smart design. Submit a project for next year’s HOUSES issue and a chance to win one of our HOUSES awards
Tailgate-Interview Bonus:Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
This organization works to broaden understanding about the many different roles women have in shaping the places and spaces in which we live and work
Video Series:Retrofitting French Doors
Watch the entire process of adding a new patio door to an existing house, from preparing and air-sealing the rough opening to installing the handles and screen doors
Video Series:Old-School Path a Wide-Open Bath
Master tile setter Tom Meehan combines a time-tested mortar base with a modern waterproofing membrane and linear drain to create an easy-access shower
Video:Bending Copper Chimney Flashing
Roofing project manager Dyami Plotke demonstrates how to fabricate complex pieces of flashing and describes the various pieces needed to make a chimney-to-roof connection watertight
Video Series:Mater Carpenter: Trick Trim Transitions (Coming Soon!)
Tucker Windover goes beyond the basic processes of installing trim and demonstrates how to blend several of the mismatched details that you can find in almost any house.
Video Series:Replacing a Window in a Brick Wall
In this Project House video series, remodeling contractor Mike Sloggatt shows how to install a new flanged window in an existing brick wall.
Guide to Painting:Put a perfect finish on your next project
This collection of videos, articles, and tips shows you the techniques professional painters use to get the job done right. Plus, find reviews to help you choose the right paints, primers, and finishing tools.
Video:How to Choose and Mix Ready Mix Joint Compound
In this Building Skills video, associate editor Patrick McCombe shows how thinning and mixing so-called ready-mix joint compound before use gives better results when taping drywall.
Photo Contest: Basement Makeover (contest is now closed)
Show off your family room, workshop, man cave, or whatever you’ve converted your basement into to win $100 worth of books or videos from the Taunton Store. Contest ends December 2.
Video:Ultimate Drywall Finish
Watch a free episode of Myron R. Ferguson's drywall video series to learn about the tools and techniques you need to cover every imperfection and to make drywall surfaces super smooth.
Video :Full-Scale Model Fine Homebuildingdesign video, homeowner Craig Zehnder describes many of the hard-working details in this small-kitchen remodel, including the cardboard mock-ups he used to visualize how new cabinets would fit into the room.
Design Contest:Interior-trim details
Post some photos of an attractive or clever interior-trim project you've designed or installed for a chance to win three Taunton books on wood flooring, deck building, and tiling
Video:There's a Better Way
Watch Myron R. Ferguson's better way of getting mud on drywall: with a thick-nap paint roller
Video:Replacing a Kitchen Sink
In this three-part series, plumber Bruce Norman demonstrates how to remove and replace a kitchen sink — with Bruce Norman
Members-only video:Hassle-Free Drywall Installation
In this six-part members-only video series, you'll learn how to get the smoothest walls in your house
by working smarter, not harder
— with Myron R. Ferguson
Making the Green-Building Dean's List
LEED for Homes is a new, comprehensive national certification program for green, energy-efficient homes. Builders who’ve tried it like it, but will it change the way houses are built? — by Sean Groom
Microsite:Lead-Paint Remodeling Center
Learn about the new EPA rule, dowload our special report and renovator's checklish, and watch videos of how to set up the job site, both indoors and out
Blog:Great Moments in Building History
Great Moments is no longer part of our magazine, but it has a new home on the Web, and best of all, you can submit your own story
Blog:A Carpenter's View
Longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor Larry Hawn talks about life, carpentry, and whatever he wants to
Video :Building Skills: Scribing Trim
Watch a veteran finish carpenter illustrate the basics of scribing a piece of trim to an uneven wall surface and a piece of beadboard around a window stool and apron
with Kit Camp
Tailgate:More from Pam Anderson (coming soon)
A continuation of the interview
Catch up on the latest tool news and product reviews
Need help estimating drywall, mud, tape, and screws for your next project? Let our new drywall-coverage calculator do the math for you. And visit our new section on building calculators to estimate everything from shingles to kitchen cabinets
Contest:Ultimate System Sweepstakes
Enter before May 31 for the chance to have your shop outfitted with the Ultimate Festool System. Winners will take home close to $10,000 in Festool Tools.
Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Calculator
Our new Cabinet and Countertop Calculator can help you to figure the cost of your dream kitchen. Mix and match materials, price points, and rough dimensions for a customized estimate of what you can expect to pay.
FineHomebuilding.com Project Gallery
Find ideas and inspiration amid the hundreds of photos of kitchens and baths in the Project Gallery. You can post photos of your own projects, too.
7 Rules for Remodelers
Whether you’re a homeowner or a professional remodeler, you’ll want to pay attention to veteran contractor Mike Guertin’s seven rules for keeping clients happy before, during, and after a remodeling project.
There's a Better Way: Cutting Rigid Insulation
Just because you can break it over your knee doesn’t mean rigid-foam insulation is easy to cut. Learn a great technique that will have you slicing foam easier than a hot knife through butter in our line video series “There's a Better Way.” — with Chuck Miller
Our essential online collection covers every aspect of the green-building process, from design and cost considerations to materials and process.
Green Tax Credit Guide
With more green tax credits available than ever before, now is the perfect time for homeowners and contractors alike to bone up on ecofriendly building practices. Our comprehensive guide can help to keep more green in your back pocket come tax time.
The Guide to Energy-Efficient Homes
Learn more about this special issue from Fine Homebuilding, watch videos, and access a collection of articles and online tools to help you design and build an energy-efficient home.
New blogs The Daily Scoop
Find the latest building-industry news on the topics that matter the most
to your business The Deans of Green
Get credible green-building and design information from industry experts
Audio:Balancing the Save/Splurge Equation
An Austin architect believes that by focusing on key upgrades, an old kitchen can be transformed without sacrificing quality, durability, or style — with Paul DeGroot
Video:Using a Worm-Drive Saw
Learn how to adjust the bevel angle and blade depth, how to make precise plunge and bevel cuts, and how to use the weight of the saw to your advantage
— with Chuck Miller
Video:Creating Curved Flooring
Use a jigsaw and a router to cut the shape and laminate the thinner strips for a decorative accent — with Howard Brickman
video master class:Running Baseboard
Get a pro's insights on making perfect corners, measuring for accuracy and speed, outsmarting an uneven floor, and hand-coping inside corners — with Tucker Windover
Watch Myron R. Ferguson demonstrate his techniques for smooth, mess-free drywall hanging — with Myron Ferguson
Audio:Forming and Pouring a Concrete Sill
Inspired by the concrete countertops in her kitchen, a homeowner hired Michigan-based builder Jeff Louwsma to craft a concrete sill for her cherry entry door. In this audio slideshow, Louwsma explains the process step by step.
Video:Math Shortcuts for a Shed
A construction calculator is handy not only for determining pitch angles and rafter lengths but also for reducing waste and planning before the lumber arrives — with Rick Arnold
Video:Miter-Saw Features Roundup
A pro tests the top six 12-in. sliding compound-miter saws and details the positive and negative attributes of each — with Kit Camp
Remove nails the right way to salvage your boards, your hammer and your hands — with John Ross
Audio:Sunny Skies for Solar Energy
Video interviews and product demonstarations captured at the 2007 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. and at the West Coast Green expo in San Francisco
Sizing an Electrical Service
Although a 200-amp service is adequate for most residences, calculating the actual load is a good idea. This chart from Code Check Electrical can help you with your calculations. — by Redwood Kardon, Michael Casey, and Douglas Hansen