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Project House: A Simple Approach to Paneled Wainscot, Episode 1

Project House: A Simple Approach to Paneled Wainscot, Episode 1

Built on a bench and finished with stock moldings, these panels don’t lose any points for style

Project House Video Series: Foyer Tile Installation

Veteran tilesetter Tom Meehan mixes modern materials and time-tested techniques to install a durable floor in a high-traffic room

Project House Video Series: Built-in Bookcases in an Antique Home

Project House Video Series: Built-in Bookcases in an Antique Home

 Justin Fink visits Palermo, Maine, to help a veteran designer and woodworker build classic bookcases on site

 

Project House Video Series: Wood-Floor Repair

Video Series: Build a Grade-Level Deck

Video Series: Build a Grade-Level Deck

Watch veteran builder Mike Guertin as he builds a new, grade-level deck on the Fine Homebuilding Project House. Mike share updates on the current code, tips for making a deck weather the elements, and tricks for making the whole job run more smoothly

Video Series: Tiling Bathroom Walls

Learn reliable techniques for tile layout, installation, and grouting over vertical surfaces

Video Series: How to Create a Lightweight Concrete Countertop

Video Series: How to Create a Lightweight Concrete Countertop

Concrete artisan Buddy Rhodes demonstrates his unique process for building a light but strong vanity counter with an integral sink

VIDEO SERIES: How to Hang Airtight Drywall

Longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor Myron R. Ferguson, shows how drywall can make your house more energy-efficient when installed with caulks, sealants, canned foam, and gaskets.

VIDEO SERIES: Tile a Barrier-Free Bathroom

VIDEO SERIES: Tile a Barrier-Free Bathroom

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 SERIES: Install Exterior 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: Install a Full-Frame Replacement Window in a Brick Wall

VIDEO SERIES: Install a Full-Frame Replacement Window in a Brick Wall

Remodeler Mike Sloggatt starts this tricky remodeling project by carefully removing old trim and measuring for a new window

Download the SketchUp Model of the Ultimate Miter-Saw Stand.

Among the details incorporated are sturdy outfeed support, compatibility with jigs, hold-downs, drawers, a power strip, and stops.

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