A Kitchen Work Island Designed with Guests in Mind
Even snacking in the kitchen should be comfortable
Insulating With Cellulose
Blown in behind the drywall, high-density cellulose air-seals as it insulates.
Installing Crown Moldings
Careful layout and accurate miters make installing a two-part trim an easier process.
Designing Dining Rooms
Formal or not, comfortable, thought-out dining spaces add to the pleasure of a good meal.
A Safer Job Site
OSHA and NAHB team up to identify the key safety issues for residential builders.
Installing Manufactured-Stone Veneer
Made from cast concrete, so-called phony stone is good looking, affordable and easy to work with, but best of all, gravity is not required.
Tiling Over a Laminate Counter
Thanks to cement backerboard, you can make a new countertop without ripping out the old one.
Building a New Cottage to Look Old
Reclaimed materials and exposed wall framing disguise a state-of-the-art structure.
A Balustrade of Branches
Wood drawn from the forest makes a functional work of art.
Framing an Elegant Dormer
Flanking a shed dormer with a pair of gable dormers adds light and space inside while jazzing up the roofline.
Reader Feedback: Issue 130, April/May 2000
Readers write to save mahogany door from paint I hope I’m not too late to save Joe’s door (FHB #129, “Q&A,” p. 22). Painting mahogany? Sacrilege! I too live in…
What's the Difference: Copper tubing
When it comes to copper tubing for residential plumbing and heating, there is a litany of options
What's the Difference: Window glazing compound
Latex glazing can be painted sooner, but it won't last as long