Tips to take your wall from paper to paint with minimal damage.
A detailed look at the new low-carbon edition of the grassroots building standard.
Simple joinery and layered construction create a rock-solid, refined centerpiece.
Heat-pump water heaters offer the most energy savings, but they still struggle for a toehold in the market.
A restored Massachusetts farmhouse receives a modern addition inspired by traditional New England barns.
The need for special indoor conditions affects the shape and layout of a new build.
An admirable team effort results in a modest, modern home at ease in its rural setting.
A narrow lot and custom garage drive the design of this four-volume home.
Here are all of the digital extras from the June 2020 issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine: On page 8 of issue #291, we featured a number of online extras and…
This jig is perfect for holding window sashes when painting, planing, or other works needs to be done.
A tape measure holds nails in hard-to-reach areas until it can be started with a hammer.
Use this trick to avoid accidentally cutting cable when installing drywall.
A bucket and spray foam is all it takes to air-seal ceiling electrical boxes and can lights.
A laminate-flooring bar fits under replacement shingles in places where a hammer won't reach.
Hockey shin guards can protect your knees during tile-setting, baseboard installation, and more low-down work.
With the complicated arrays of wires, ducts, and plumbing pipes they conceal, laundry room walls are common places for building code violations.
Keeping a kit of personal protective equiment on the job-site helps you and your crew stay safe and comfortable.
The Graco Ultra cordless sprayer takes less time to set up than a spray rig, is easy to fill and clean up, and yields professional results on small jobs.
The Cadex V3/90.40 narrow-crown stapler is the best tool for attaching cabinet backs and building jigs with thin material.
MiracleWipes cleaning wipes eliminate handprints and smudges on walls and ceilings.
The RTIC cooler comes in a variety of sizes and keeps ice solid for over a week on the job site.
Centennial Woods sustainable, rustic wood paneling starts as highway snow fencing.
Create a hidden passageway in your home with the MonoFlat Unison door kit from Sugatsune.
The Flo leak-detection-and-prevention system by Moen allows you to monitor and track water usage in real time.
Cascade Home Decor's coiled-wire-fabric curtains are an attractive and durable option for outdoor spaces.
The Viega Manabloc is adaptable to any size plumbing system and compatible with a wide array of connector types and sizes.
The Blum Servo-Drive drawer system electronically opens drawers and doors with a single touch or light pull.
From cutting the logs to milling, drying, and storing the wood, converting trees into lumber is a challenging process.
Founder of a school of carpentry for women, this builder and teacher is working to shift the perceptions of a changing industry.
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