Often crammed into whatever space remains on a floor plan, closets deserve thoughtful location, layout, and outfitting.
Improve bathroom storage and style with a simple wall recess.
Clean lines and balanced proportions are the key ingredients for this classic trim treatment.
Ledger brackets, flexible flashing, and a joist-hanger jig are a few field-tested tricks for overcoming construction challenges.
These compact, high-torque tools leave cordless drills in the dust for most any drilling or driving application.
A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lot.
Two testers and some basic know-how are all you need to be certain you are working safely.
Salvaged materials and unorthodox building methods are used to create a small, sacred structure
Easy-to-follow steps for making a strong, elegant door and a weatherproof threshold.
Micro-cogenerators, or combined heat and power (CHP) systems, are both environmentally friendly and a money saver
Appliance parts Find and purchase almost any part you’d possibly need for major household appliances. Interactive illustrations in the Repair Help section are particularly useful. www.repairclinic.com Green trends Read blogs…
Passive survivability is a life-safety issue. How long could you live in your house without power or fuel?
Voluntary Department of Energy program promotes and supports energy-efficient design and construction
SawStop brings their safety system into the field with this 10-inch model
Short handle mortar hoe
Figure 9 rope tightener
Here’s to responsible remodeling I enjoyed Betsy Pettit’s article ”Remodeling for Energy Efficiency” (FHB #194) and heard echoes of my own philosophies on old-house remodeling. I spent many years as…
No longer simply a spot for wet boots and coats, these spaces are both functional and beautiful
Using butyl-based or rubberized asphalt-based depends on temperature, location
Are solvent-free, low-VOC products any good?
Choosing thinset or mastic depends on the job
A good finished look starts with properly hung panels, which reduces the work of taping, mudding, and sanding
When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration
Great moments in building history: When you think a man has a tool addiction, sometimes all you need is a little perspective
A successful design starts with establishing personal and business space
Learn to choose the right tester for the job, and use it with confidence
With so many models on the market, which one is for you?
Spectacular Sashes: Hand-built reproduction mahogany windows are the order for this Manhattan row house.
Large reproduction mahogany windows are assembled onsite and installed in this Manhattan row house
What sort of house can you build on a 25 ft. by 100 ft. lot? An architect walks you through her award-winning design.
Watch Myron R. Ferguson demonstrate his techniques for smooth, hassle-free drywall hanging.
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