Issue 285 – Aug/Sept 2019
Installing Reglet Trim
This unique way to finish window and door openings without wood trim is a modern upgrade to a basic flush drywall return.
Built for Catastrophe
This coastal Washington home is built to stay upright, even during weather events that would destroy the average house.
Air-Sealed and On Piers
Carpenter Tim Holton and his crew came up with an up-in-the-air solution for sealing an addition with an elevated floor.
Remodeling experts Doug Horgan and Tom Johnston demonstrate the methods and materials they use to keep every surface in a client's house clean and safe.
Two Styles of Cornice Return
Framing this classic detail is easier than you think
FHB House 2019 - Part 2: Classic Character, Modern Comfort
Behind the brick lies an airtight envelope and an extravagant bath
Fine Homebuilding Issue #285 Online Highlights
Here are the digital extras from Fine Homebuilding’s June 2019, Issue #285: Create Sleek Lines With Reglet Trim Job-Site Protection—with a list of additional products to protect almost anything you'll come…
Create Sleek Drywall Transitions With Reglet Trim
This modern design element is tough to pull off, but the clean lines make it so worth it.
Accurately reproduce skirtboards for an existing staircase using a technique borrowed from countertop installers.
Coffee-Mug Knife Sharpener
Your morning cup of joe could put a fine edge on your knife blades in a pinch.
Copper-Pipe Crayon Holder
My lumber crayon in my tool pouch was always destroyed by my other tools. So I decided to make these crayon holders from scrap 1/2-in-dia. copper pipe.
Another Way to Store Caulk Tubes
After using screws and anils to stopper opened tubes of caulk, I figured there had to be a better way
Belt-Hook Tool Storage
I was looking at different drill/impact-driver storage methods, and came up with the simple idea of using some 1-in. by 2-in. rectangular steel tube i had kicking around.
Solo Window Install
Unless a window is very large, I usually install it by myself. Over the years I've played with a few variations of how to install a window without it falling…
Tips & Techniques
Changes to the Building Codes
Code expert Glenn Mathewson explains how changes are made to the International Residential Code, with a chart detailing the code-development process.
Know the Code
Two Saws Are Better Than One
Makita XSH06PT 7-1/4-in. circular saw, Makita XSH04ZB 6-1/2-in. circular saw
SurfPrep's 3-in. by 4-in. Electric Ray orbital sander automatically adjusts its motor speed based on how much pressure you're using to help you sand moldings efficiently without ruining the profile of the molding.
High-Tech Hard Hat
The MIPS brain-protection system, a safety feature commonly found in bicycle, motocross, and equestrian helmets, is now making construction job sites safer.
The bidrectional teeth on Starrett's Dual Cut jigsaw blades eliminate tearout on veneers and laminates without making your saw jump like a reverse-tooth blade can.
No-Compromise Cordless Grinder
With a 5Ah battery and a whole host of features that facilitate practicality, comfort, and durability, the Milwaukee 2780 is a great choice for anyone needing a grinder when they're on the go.
Haute and Hardworking
Perlick 24-in. Column Refrigerator
Deck Ledgers Over Brick, Foam, and More
Simpson Strong-Tie BVLZ brick-veneer ledger-connector system
Better Block Wall?
Bucks for Outsulation
ThermalBuck's plastic-coated EPS foam backer solves the problem of how to fasten flanged windows when installing exterior rigid-foam insulation.
Synthetic Sidewall Shingles
CertainTeed Sawmill Shingles
Dock and Tuck
Wood-Mode and Docking Drawer power outlets
Thinner Peel-and-Stick Membrane
GCP Grace Select
Situating on a Steep Lot
An increase in square footage proves to be a challenge due to the site's steep grade transitions.
Atypical Roof Overhangs
Deeper-than-conventional floating roof canopies are hard to assemble, but mean this home is ready for rainy weather.
A Targeted Approach
Shortening the eaves and removing walls improves circulation and adds space to this home remodel.
HOUSES by Design
Windows in Thick Walls
Thick-wall assemblies offer better comfort and energy efficiency, but installing windows presents a challenge for builders.
Confessions of an Energy Dinosaur
Builder Scott McBride reflects on the disconnect between the act of building a house and making it energy efficient.
Keep Craft Alive: Bruno Sutter, Professor of Carpentry and Timber Framing
This traditionally trained artisan splits his time between teaching the next generation of craftspeople and building timber structures that people will enjoy for years to come.