March 15, 2019
Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
March 11, 2019
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
February 5, 2019
Browse some of the best job-site solutions submitted by Fine Homebuilding readers.
January 12, 2019
Making a wiggly line with your router is the key to keeping a piece of drywall from slipping before it's fully cut.
A historic-preservation expert suggests possible purposes for an intentional gap between interior courses of brick.
January 10, 2019
Learn how to install metal, vinyl, and paper-faced corner beads so that wall edges are straight, corners are tight, and bubbles are nonexistent.
When carpenters use consistent and efficient methods for framing a house, it makes the entire build go much more smoothly.
November 14, 2018
Paperhanger John Clift shows how to align, cut, and fold wallpaper for a clean fit where it meets windows and doors.
November 9, 2018
A homeowner wonders why local contractors say he needs to skim coat the entire wall, instead of just taping and sanding the joints, to get his wall smooth.
November 7, 2018
Architect Robert Gurney reshapes history at 308 Mulberry Street.
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