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The New Magazine

The New Magazine

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Yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Ipad. Do you want a digital version of FineHomebuilding?

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Block-Cutting Guide

Block-Cutting Guide

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Easy-to-make jig for cutting blocking when framing

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Round Rock Kitchen remodel

Round Rock Kitchen remodel

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All new doors, windows (Eagle), tile, appliances. New Affinity countertops fabricated in the garage. New custom cabinets from the workshop. Over 60 panels milled from 15/16 Red Oak. Fruitwood...

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Reciprocating Blade Test is Officially Underway!

Reciprocating Blade Test is Officially Underway!

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You all helped weigh in on the types of blades that we should test, and some ideas on how to test them. Now, the test is underway...

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Milwaukee Job Saw Kit

Milwaukee Job Saw Kit

This Milwaukee multi tool may become the most-used tool you own

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Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

Are Replacement Windows a Waste of Money?

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Some research suggests that they are.

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Classic Coffered Ceiling

Classic Coffered Ceiling

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This is a simple coffered ceiling that added a fair amount of detail to this dining room. 

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Seattle Rambler Master BR Re-do

Seattle Rambler Master BR Re-do

As usual, a simple project turns into, "If you're going to do it at all, do it right."  This window in the "Master Bedroom" is 7' long and exposed to the brunt of the NW weather.  Former...

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New TV Requires Entertainment Center

New TV Requires Entertainment Center

With the acquisition of a new and larger TV we needed somewhere to put it.  The brick fireplace that covered the entire width of one wall detracted from the appearance of the room.  Plus...

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cherry cabinet, stained with red mahogany

cherry cabinet, stained with red mahogany

Older home needing closet storage in Second storey, so the decision was to build this cherry built in cabinet to match existing bathroom vanity.

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Position Yourself as an Expert Green Builder

Position Yourself as an Expert Green Builder

Seven steps to successfully marketing your building or remodeling company as the best of the best.

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Torture Test: Recip Saw Blades

Torture Test: Recip Saw Blades

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Fine Homebuilding is gearing up for a torture test of demolition reciprocating saw blades, and we need your input on what matters most.

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Large Knee-wall Cabinet

Large Knee-wall Cabinet

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Twenty foot long by five foot high custom knee-wall cabinet. Includes four large file drawers, panel door shelving units, large pull out storage compartments along bottom of cabinet(s). Also...

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Sculpture gallery

Sculpture gallery

built-in sculpture gallery with floating shelves and side lighting. 

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Green Building Gone Wrong

Green Building Gone Wrong

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A builder/remodeler learns the hard way that green building is more than skin deep.

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Craftsman Fireplace with built-in media cabinets

Craftsman Fireplace with built-in media cabinets

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I own a 55 yr old home that I am in the process of renovating. There was a hideous plywood and black tile electric fireplace here to begin with that just taking up space and maing the room feel...

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Fireplace/Media Wall

Fireplace/Media Wall

This fireplace/media wall fills an empty end wall of an open plan family room, kitchen, dining area.  Project is designed to compliment the kitchen cabinets with similar glazing and molding...

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Historic home remodel & addition

Historic home remodel & addition

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Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Built in 1915, this almost three-story Colonial Craftsman home is a registered historic...

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Is it old or new?

Is it old or new?

The challenge for this project was to build a built-in entertainment center to match the existing 50 year old paneling. The client wanted audio equipment, large flat panel TV and large storage...

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Century home kitchen renovation

Century home kitchen renovation

I live in a century home in a small town in Southwestern Ontario.  I knew when I moved in that the kitchen was small and dark, but loved the house and the in-town ravine lot.  I bought...

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