Finishing Hardwood Floors
A professional takes the fear out of sanding and shows how to get great results with waterborne finishes.
Building Affordable Houses
By including his subcontractors in the design process and watching every penny, a Midwestern builder creates attractive starter homes for $45 per sq. ft.
Choosing a Framing Nailer
Whether you prefer coil nailers or stick nailers, it's a buyer's market. Two seasoned builders sort through 30 models and find new favorites.
An Addition Foundation
Grafting the right foundation onto a house that's neither square nor level.
At Home in the Forest
Soaring cathedral ceilings and a four-step footprint enable a narrow cottage to fit comfortably between a golf course and a steep ravine.
Replacing a Mudsill
Careful bracing inside and out holds a house steady as rot is removed.
Wiring Your House for Today and Tomorrow
Structured wiring can link the phones, computers and TVs in your house right now, and who knows what else in the future.
A Different Approach to Frame-and-Panel Doors
A three-layer sandwich takes the place of complicated joinery.
Reader Feedback: Issue 145, February/March 2002
The Aga takes some heat What a swell idea: a stove that never turns off (“One Cook’s Aga Saga,” FHB #143, pp. 124, 126). Next house we build, I’ll ask…
Great moments in building history: Call 911!
A Quiet House on a Noisy Street
22,000 cars a day presented a design challenge that creativity and zoning variances surmounted