Issue 277 – Aug/Sept 2018
Drywall Delivery Dos and Don'ts
Use these tips to protect your crew and the house when loading drywall onto a job site.
Pre-Drywall Inspections Prevent Hiccups
Ask questions and double-check materials to identify issues before they become problems.
Elegant Eaves for a Truss Roof
Cedar rafter tails and trim add a handsome touch to this roofline.
Fine Homebuilding Issue #277 Online Highlights
Digital exclusives: video, modern design, podcasts, and the FHB HOUSES Awards.
Hybrid Timber Frame
Combine traditional joinery and modern tools to create an authentic outdoor space.
Timber Frame With Basic Tools
See how craftsmen create this true timber-frame look without relying completely on timber-frame joinery.
Updating Midcentury Modern
Three remodels evoke the spirit and staying power of modernist design.
Additional photos of "Updating Midcentury Modern" houses.
5 Iconic Midcentury-Modern Homes
From architecture to furniture to appliances, midcentury modernism is having an extended “moment” in the spotlight.
Thin-Brick Chımney Chase
Give a metal chimney a historic look with brick veneer.
Two Ways to Cut Jack Miters
Part miter, part butt joint, this hybrid for beaded casing is elegant and stable.
Video: A Better Joint for Beaded Casings
Jack miters are part butt joint and part miter, and they can be cut by hand or production-style with a router and shop-made jig.
The Ultimate Modern Home
California 2018: High design and high performance in the Sierra foothills.
Efficient, Strong Framing
A powerful emphasis on advanced framing techniques for a passive house.
Hitachi's NR83A5 Framing Nailer
This battle-tested nailer still nails it.
Leviton's First Load Center
A new take on the electrical panel.
39-in. TMP-1000 CMT Flexible Template, Reviewed
A router guide for serpentine shapes.
A Look at the XTR01T7 Cordless Makita Trim Router Kit
This cord-free router kit is well-balanced and well-made.
Beautiful Brad-Point Bits
I recently bought an 8-piece set of Fisch brad-point bits on a whim. I saw them at a local woodworking store, thought of my dull collection of twist bits back…
Pro-grade Tile Cutter
My work always presents a problem of finding a place to set up my tile saw. Usually, the saw is banished to a garage or back porch far from the…
Tools & Materials
3 Architectural Challenges and Solutions
HOUSES by Design: A Craftsman home, a small home, and a bungalow upgrade.
HOUSES by Design
Create Beautiful Window Seats
Design/Build: It’s not uncommon to mock up several options before getting the right proportions.
Building Skills: Stay sharp for under $200 with the right process and materials.
Video: Sharpening on the Go
Building Skills video: Watch this durable, portable, and affordable sharpening method that’s ideal for remodelers.
Keep Craft Alive: Anthony Vitale, Stairbuilder and Finish Carpenter
"I couldn’t care less about skill set. You hire good people. You hire for passion."