Full-wall porcelain panels offer the seamless look of stone with less cost and maintenance.
A compact new build takes cues from boat design to create a long-term, low-maintenance home.
Stout connections and a simple design turn decking and 2x4s into a safe, handsome feature.
Sturdy mounts and a filter bypass prevent problems down the road.
Learn how to install European-style windows that sit within the rough opening and require a face-sealed approach to water and air management.
A gridded top makes clamping easy and keeps sawdust out of your way.
Here are the digital extras from Fine Homebuilding’s July 2020, Issue #292: On page 8 of issue #292, we featured a number of online extras and urged readers to check…
When there are too many obstructions, a modified washer-head screw helps make cuts from a different angle.
Drywall corner bead keeps cabinets and trim mar-free during construction.
Dig out insulation and inspect for obstructions before cutting the hole.
Use a block to to get accurate dimensions in hard-to-reach corners.
Get a better bond with glue sizing.
When you're out of standard sandpaper, sanding dics fit well in a quarter-sheet sander.
Solar PV now has a solid footing in the residential market, and the building codes have caught up—here's what you need to know.
This Milwaukee 18v finish nailer holds up to challenging materials with a great combination of power and consistency.
Venom Steel gloves are much tougher than the blue ones, and hold up well when working with finishes and solvents.
The SoloSider Pro siding gauges work with a variety of siding thicknesses and maintain consistent, easily adjustable reveals.
The Racatac provides comfortable support for tilesetting, installing baseboard, and other low-down work.
These affordable Oshlun sawblades provide the same cut quality as more expensive brands.
This sprayable water-based masking liquid saves time and peels easily off glass after paint is dry.
A low-slung roofline delivers a cost-effective, energy-efficent envelope.
Beams create a deep overhang and support the cantilevered roof, and also define the interior living areas.
This Cape Cod home maintains a pared-down simplicity with a low-pitch roof and visually separate forms.
The Brilliant Smart Home Control is a user-friendly system for managing all the smart features in a house.
Quickflash high-density plastic flashing panels integrate into the water-resistive barrier and form a tight seal for water management.
These period-inspired, handcrafted tiles make ideal accents.
This two-part formulation is easy to apply and leaves behind a subtle sheen.
Houses are becoming more complicated, material options are multiplying, and our workforce is stretched thin. We can all do more to help.
A second-generation builder addresses the skills gap and the need for the construction industry to compete with other fields.
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