Setting Prehung Doors
With hollow-core doors, you can skip the shims and hang the jambs from the casing without sacrificing quality.
Supporting a Cantilevered Bay
Before you build that eye-catching bay onto the side of a house, you have to get the floor framing right.
Installing Grab Bars
These safety devices aren't there for looks—they must be well anchored to help prevent bathroom injuries.
Making the American Dream Affordable
A Texas builder tackles affordable housing with recycled materials, job-site waste and minimum-wage crews.
Flashing a Chimney
Installing the flashing along with the bricks makes for a more secure and much better-looking job.
Building Square Columns With Entasis
A little math and a shop-made router template give classical curves to plywood box columns.
10 Common Wiring Problems
These frequently found mistakes could cost you your house or your life.
Reader Feedback: Issue 136, December 2000/January 2001
Be careful with knife blades Please don’t follow Mr. Carrasco’s advice for getting a new tip on a razor knife in his otherwise excellent article, “Cutting Drywall” (FHB #134, pp.…
On the Level
Great moments in building history: A trunk full of kumquats, grapefruit and oranges, and a little tan