A detailed, scalable parts drawing serves as the blueprint for your own router table.
A raw, hand-carved fireplace surround receives a deep ebony finish
A primer on building three-part forms for custom installations
A pitch-block jig and a deadman stand are two keys in transforming a jumble of parts into a continuous handrail.
Challenged by a tight budget, a contracting couple finds five affordable ways to gain luxury, convenience, and space.
This interlocking design needs no fasteners and stores flat.
Five tradesmen weigh in on where to put solid blocking for stair skirts, grab-bar anchors, and everything else the code leaves out.
Despite zoning restrictions, a simple floor plan and traditional materials unite in a design of understated elegance.
The newest models offer improvements in comfort, convenience, and control.
Cap a swaybacked roof with a layer of new rafters and foam.
Some are illegal, some are dangerous, and some are both—but all are simple to avoid.
With a little detective work, you can correct construction mistakes and cut energy bills by a third or more.
Formed and finished with off-the-shelf materials, a vanity top takes shape upside down.
A master stairbuilder shares five simple techniques that greatly improve staircase construction
These add-on accessories keep sanders flat to prevent ugly gouges
Sanding stand attachments turn a mobile tool into a benchtop workstation
These three-part forms contain and shape the concrete mix
Once the pour cures, a surgical hand protects the unfinished surface
Historic buildings in every state Settle down with this Web site and a cup of coffee, and you might never get to the Sunday paper. You’ll be amazed and inspired…
Foot-dragging and finger-pointing have slowed the rebuilding process that began after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which hit the Gulf Coast two years ago. The hurricanes wiped out a quarter of…
Justin Fink reviews David Owen's latest book
X-Lite aluminum air compressor (EX8016)
8-in. Milled-tooth float files
Headcote deck screws
Big news in tablesaw safety Last year, I wrote the article Avoiding Accidents on the Tablesaw (FHB #180, pp.86-91). In it, I stressed how dangerous a portable tablesaw can be, especially…
Relaxing and comfortable, these built-ins might be the best seat in the house
Compact fluorescents and light-emitting diodes are energy-efficient alternatives to standard bulbs
Heavyweight, lightweight, and midweight types are readily available and can be used straight from the bucket.
Convection, radiant, and forced air models allow work to go on when temperatures get low
Slate-roofing contractor John Mahan demonstrates how he uses a portable brake to cut metal for drip-edge flashing
When installed properly, this centuries-old roofing can last a lifetime
Great moments in building history: A construction worker reflects on what coworkers can teach us about ourselves
An architect offers safe, practical tips for building this open-air cooktop
A professional roofer demonstrates ways to use a stationary brake to bend flashing.
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