How to swap out those corroded cast-in-place windows with new, more efficient units.
Modernizing through the use of historical details.
Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall.
Choose a good-looking, energy-efficient fan, and use it correctly.
This smart Craftsman-style home was built with a keen eye for detail and energy efficiency.
Modern cordless saws cut fast and run for a long time.
Architect Andre Rothblatt’s clients wanted to incorporate some “steampunk” style into their wholehouse remodel. Not quite sure what they meant, Rothblatt nevertheless enthusiastically agreed. He discovered that steampunk refers to…
This "Building Skills" article details the procedures for prepping a steel six-panel door, then painting it to mimic a wood door. A sidebar discusses the tools needed for the job,…
A coastal builder’s technique for durable and weathertight fascias and soffits is based on years of experience with plastic trim.
A shed dormer can be the best way to add space to a one-and-a-half-story house, but you have to get the details right if you want it to be an asset and not an eyesore.
Despite having no moving parts, circular sawblades are surprisingly complex.
We recently received a letter from two long-time subscribers, Janet and Kim Yost. The Yosts discovered Fine Homebuilding magazine in 1982 with issue #7 and then began subscribing to Fine…
Because of limited space between the roof sheathing and the ceiling joists, low-slope shed roofs can be difficult to insulate properly. In this "Energy-Smart Homes" article, senior editor Martin Holladay…
Red Feather Development is in its 20th year of working with tribal communities to build safe and adequate housing.
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