Starting with a prehung door, you can create an elegant vestibule by adding frame-and-panel jamb extensions.
Structural insulated panels make stronger homes that go up faster and reduce energy bills dramatically.
Throw away the traditional P-trap to minimize leaks and maximize storage space.
Site-built shear walls help a building with large openings to stand up to high winds.
Relocating a detached garage adds privacy to the backyard and makes room for a bigger kitchen.
Protect the outside and the inside of the house, and tear off only what you can reroof in a day.
Skip the mortar and use packed stone dust for a rustic walkway that will last a lifetime.
A crew of carpenters reviews five machines that make cleanup easier by capturing dust before it hits the floor.
This massive entryway above a Rhode Island beach was inspired by nature, but built by hand
When it comes to shaping stone correctly, using the correct tools and techniques is crucial
1 When you strip an asphalt roof, what do you do with the old shingles? If you’re like most builders, you haul them to the dump. Around 11 million tons…
Want to buy green power? If you’re interested in global cooling (yes, cooling), a great place to start is your electricity provider. To find out if your state is one…
An Energy Star-rated home now can be upgraded to include indoor-air-quality specifications. Released as a pilot program last year in Denver, EPA’s Indoor Air Package is currently in its expansion…
Interest in green building has fostered intensive research and plenty of controversy about the sustainability of various building materials. Polyvinylchloride, or PVC, is a case in point. Used to make…
More choices for durable decks In FHB #186, contributing editor Scott Gibson reported on new preservative treatments for rot-resistant lumber. Before the ink had a chance to dry, three wood-treatment…
Premier Fusion 10-in tablesaw blade
Adjustable pin wrench
Power change bimetal hole-saw kit
Editor Kevin Ireton introduces his new blog, titled Better than Plumb
Sneakers on the job In your note about safety, which runs in every issue (p. 16), you talk about promoting safe work habits through your articles. Yet on the front…
The stunning beauty of stained-glass can maintain privacy yet allow ample light to pass into your home
If this product is environmentally friendly and stronger than sawn lumber, what's not to like?
It may be obvious that the filter is crucial. But based on your work, what type do you need?
How to choose between stronger and more expensive epoxy and traditional cement-based grout
Learn how to replace a circular-saw cord and trigger switch
With the use of bendable materials and flexible molding, builder Joe Milicia took the challenge of working with wainscot to a new level
Great moments in building history: How donning hideous purses and frilly dresses turned out to be quite handy in a renovating project
A living space above the garage works best when it's proportionally correct
A tool pro demonstrates a common circular saw repair
Extend the life of your circular saw with simple cleaning and maintenance
A tour of an SIP manufacturing facility reveals that efficiency begins on the factory floor
Follow shingles' journey from a roof through an asphalt-recycling facility
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