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Kitchens & Baths Call For Entries Deadline is Rapidly Approaching

Kitchens & Baths Call For Entries Deadline is Rapidly Approaching

It's not too late to submit your entry for consideration for our 2012 Kitchens & Baths Annual issue!

UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

Post a comment and you could be the winner of the new 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD!

A Custom Pirate Ship Is the Centerpiece for the Kuhl-est Kids Room Ever

A Custom Pirate Ship Is the Centerpiece for the Kuhl-est Kid's Room Ever

Back cover back story. Learn more about the talented artisans featured on Fine Homebuilding's back covers.

HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

It's not too late to submit your new or remodeled house project for our HOUSES 2012 contest.

I think I found the DUMMIES responsible for all those scary BUILDING BLUNDERS!

I think I found the DUMMIES responsible for all those scary BUILDING BLUNDERS!

Last weekend I was visiting a few friends on Long Island. It was a perfect fall day, much too beautiful to stay inside. So after lunch we went for a drive around the neighborhood and discovered this...

An Open-and-Shut (Book) Case

An Open-and-Shut (Book) Case

Fine Homebuilding contributors really know how to get into the swing of things.

When imperfect is ideal--a recipe for spalted kitchen cabinets

When imperfect is ideal--a recipe for spalted kitchen cabinets

With a few key ingredients (and a shop full of woodworking tools) you too can create your own spalted kitchen cabinets just like Fine Homebuilding’s September 2010 back cover contributor Geoff Alexander*. If you think this might be the perfect recipe for your own kitchen be forewarned--you’ll need to get started ASAP. The first four ingredients need to “marinate” for a long, long, long time. Alexander began cooking up the recipe for his unique cabinetry way back in 1993—and that’s not including the time it took to grow the bay laurel trees!

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

To repair or replace the windows on your antique home? Before you make your final decision, read the article by Rob Yagid.

A Winning Wood Floor

A Winning Wood Floor

A behind the scenes look at what photographer Randy O'Rourke went through to get the perfect shot of Charles Peterson and his award-winning wood floor. Talk about "above" and beyond!

Making an Impression with a Plaster Ceiling Medallion

Making an Impression with a Plaster Ceiling Medallion

Fine Homebuilding reader, Mike Dufano took dozens of photos to document the plaster ceiling medallion he made after being inspired by one of our cover stories. His hard work paid off. Mike's medallion is featured on the back cover of our August/September issue.



Recent comments


Re: Backyard Cat Ranch

This is awesome. I have never seen anything like this. What a great way to keep the cats safe and happy but still let them enjoy the fresh air. Nice job.

Re: HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

Hi beckhamsmom,

The house featured on the call for entries page is our 2011 HOUSES award winner for new home of the year. It was designed by the homeowners, Jonathan Orpin and Maxine Bromfield of New Energy Works. You can find information about them and their company at: http://timberframe-postandbeamhomes.com/

To learn more about their award-winning home, you can read the article "Built for the Long Haul" in Fine Homebuilding issue #219 (Summer 2011). You can also view the article on our website at: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/design/articles/built-for-the-long-haul.aspx

Good luck with your own project!

Maureen

Re: Larry Haun (1931-2011)

I never had the pleasure of meeting Larry in person but I did have the absolute pleasure and privilege of getting to know him through emails and phone calls since I started working at Fine Homebuilding six plus years ago. He was a gentleman and a gentle man and I will miss him. Knowing him has been a gift, one I will cherish forever in my heart.

Rest in peace Larry.

Love and prayers, Maureen

Re: Townhome Fireplace, Built-ins, Wainscoting, and Molding - Before and After from an amature

Nice job with all your home improvement projects Ayersman. What a difference between the before and after. I sent an email to Jim Chestnut with a link to your post to let him know that you found his article helpful. I'm sure he'll be happy to know that.

Re: Scrap Your Nail Set and Make Your Hammer Work Harder

That April Uno, she's pretty clever--I wonder what tip she'll come up with next year.

"April Uno" --LOL!

Re: Making an Impression with a Plaster Ceiling Medallion

I agree. And when we forwarded Mike's original email and photos to David Flaherty Mike wrote back to say "I was positively floored yesterday to get an email and subsequent phone call from Mr. David Flaherty. I would have to think he’s one of America’s preeminent plaster artisans and to receive praise from him was truly a special compliment."

I wasn't suprised at all. I think Mike's medallion is a wonderful example of what you can accomplish when you make up your mind to do something, even if's something you've never tried before.