Podcast Episode 109 — Favorite Articles from the FHB Vault
Floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and framing.
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In this episode, Fine Homebuilding magazine editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. Brian was out last week meeting Cliff Ham on the Washington/Oregon border. Here’s a video from Cliff’s Instagram (@hambuilt) of Brian working in Cliff’s shop. Look for more from Cliff in a future issue of Fine Homebuilding, the June/July 2018 issue.
Working with a fine artisan also inspired Brian to finally finish his own kitchen remodel, using what he learned from Cliff to put up a floating shelf.
Speaking of projects, Rob made progress in his own remodel, with a successful inspection of his insulation. Now he is ready for the drywall.
Meanwhile, Justin wrestles with carpentry terminology: miter vs bevel … and two bevels make a miter joint, or at least they used to.
The guys spend some time in the weed on trends in structural sheathing and panels. They also discuss aerosol testing for air sealing.
From a listener (Justin misplaced the name, sorry) … How to paint a radiator in cold weather, keeping the smell to a minimum.
Listener Sam from Salt Lake writes about his efforts to air-seal his house, and how to do it best. The guys give him some advice.
And Justin introduces a new segment … intended for listeners who are new to the FHB brand and our rich history of features.
Favorites From the FHB Vault: FRAMING
Brian’s fave: Larry Haun’s 10 Rules of Framing.
Justin’s fave: John Spier’s Frame a Classic Shed Dormer
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Links related to this episode:
- Four video series on how to build a deck.
- Insulating a wall in an old house.
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