6 tips for getting the most out of your routers, buyer's guide to exterior doors, build a better fireplace, modern timber-frame shed, no-math valley plates, building for floods, and more.
A veteran trim carpenter shares his secrets for using routers to make perfect mortises, splines, edge profiles, and more.
Sturdy metal hardware takes the place of traditional, time-consuming timber-frame joinery in this contemporary take on the classic storage shed.
Get a crash course in choosing an entry door, from basic features to premium upgrades.
If you know your market and you can stomach the risk, there's still money to be made buying and selling homes.
A New Orleans prototype home may provide a path for builders looking to design and construct houses that can withstand rising sea levels and intense storms.
Use these tips to design and create a long-lasting, heat-throwing firebox based on the traditional Rumford fireplace.
This practical built-in allows you to quickly convert your home office into a bedroom.
Use these tips and tricks to match new floor heights to old and get everything square.
A thorough cleaning and a quick refinish give new life to a weather-beaten deck. Get tips for doing the job right from a professional refinisher.
A layered assembly and clever installation make building and hanging a breeze
The trick to making this traditional door easy to build is to use a layered-assembly technique, and to hang the door before cutting it in half.
Two Fine Homebuilding editors face off on the pros and cons of these popular exterior spaces.
Learn how to install granite pavers to add style and strength to any driveway. This illustrated tutorial covers every step, from creating a solid base to finishing the mortar joints.
Clamps and lots of screws put a bend in this dense and durable wood.
Learn how to install metal, vinyl, and paper-faced corner beads so that wall edges are straight, corners are tight, and bubbles are nonexistent.
A liquid WRB won’t blow off, it goes on fast, and it's an economical way to make a house airtight and waterproof.
Get the lowdown on the four most common formulations, and an overview of specialty primers for every possible substrate and situation, so you can find the right product for the job.
Learn the best HVAC solutions for high-performance homes
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Repairing damaged wallboard is easy to do with these basic tools and materials.
The Watermark Designs Elements plumbing-fixture collection features sleek, cylindrical knobs available in multiple polished-stone, metal, and wood-grain finishes.
Big Chill's Classic Line mixes modern technology with 1930s style.
Farmhouse Quartet sink by Native Trails
A century-old Rhode Island house undergoes a LEED Platinum transformation.
Designer John Kelsey explains his firm’s approach to renovating this dated and awkward kitchen.
An Austin bungalow remodel results in a home for the ages.
Austin-based CG&S Design-Build gives this historic home a period-appropriate upgrade.
Designer Marianne Cusato offers ideas on maximizing space and balancing aesthetic details when installing cabinets, shelves, end panels, and moldings.
A balance of form and function was key for creating better flow, more storage, and a sleek, cohesive design in this whole house remodel in Bethesda, Maryland.
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