Does Fiberglass Still Make Sense?
Maybe, but other types of insulation offer installation advantages that make them more reliable.
The Well-Framed Floor
Whether it's the floor of a big house or a small addition, an accurate layout promotes smooth installation.
The Trick to Hanging French Doors
Knowing where to place the shims is half the battle.
A Primer on PVC Pipe
It's easy to work with, but you've still got to choose the right fittings and follow some basic rules.
Three building systems, each with its own advantages, combine to create a traditional-looking Washington home.
The New Pressure-Treated Wood
The EPA is banning CCA lumber. The replacements are safer, but they may change how you build a deck.
Simple Homemade Scaffolding
Safe to use and inexpensive to build, here's an alternative to ladders, pump jacks, and rented scaffolding
Installing a Bay Window by Yourself
Remove the sashes to lighten the window, and use a temporary support as an extra pair of hands.
Routers: The Best Tool You're Not Using
A well-equipped router is an indispensable tool for trim work, but which type and which accessories are right for you?
Upgrading to a Tile Shower
Learn from a pro tilesetter how to remove an old bathtub and replace it with a custom tile shower.
Reader Feedback: Issue 160, December 2003/January 2004
Comments on the "new" Fine Homebuilding I greeted your new “face” with the usual apprehension a longtime subscriber feels when encountering changes in a respected magazine. Mostly, it’s fine. But…
What is the Difference
What's the Difference: Beveled wood siding
If you're willing to shell out a few extra bucks, quartersawn is the way to go
Building a Wall in Place
When you lack headroom and a helper, the best way to erect a wall is piece by piece