Building Screened Doors
Wooden doors fit old houses, are easy to make, are easy to fix, and sound right when they close.
Vinyl Siding Done Right
If vinyl’s final, you’d best get the details right. A veteran builder shows how to make it water-resistant and attractive.
Does Vinyl Belong on a Fine Home?
A look at the pros and cons of vinyl siding and polyvinyl chloride.
Venting a Downdraft Range
Careful planning and precise layout keep the smoke out of your eyes.
Using Skid-Steer Loaders
Grading a driveway? Leveling a yard? Digging a trench? For under $200, you can rent one of these machines, save a load of money and leave the blisters behind.
Adding timber-frame elements to a stick-frame house makes economic and aesthetic sense.
The Knock-Down Shop
A precision shop is set up in less than five minutes using collapsible tables and a salvaged panel door.
Reader Feedback: Issue 149, August/September 2002
Architects aren't the only ones who can design a good house Although I don’t necessarily disagree with the main point of the essay “Why Architects Should Sell House Plans”(FHB #147,…
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Video Vault: Using a Skid-Steer Loader
Grading a driveway with one of these machines saves a lot of time, but much of the work is done in reverse.