We put a stable of store-bought sawhorses through their paces to learn which ones work best on the job site.
This method of balloon framing makes constructing gable walls both safe and efficient.
Learn about the best options—pencils, markers, crayons, and more—for writing notes and measurements on a wide variety of construction materials.
There's a lot to like about these insulating panels, and a lot to learn about building with them.
Finish carpenter Joseph Laskey shows how to measure, cut, and fit a mix of straight and curved parts to complete this unique interior trim project.
Mike Guertin demonstrates the steps for preparing, installing, and flashing long-lasting bulkhead doors.
Here are the digital extras from Fine Homebuilding’s November 2020, Issue #294: On page 8 of issue #294, we featured a number of online extras and urged readers to check…
A trash can on top of a makeshift mast helps create a temporary roof.
A short piece of rod welded to a spade drill bit keeps the bit centered in the hole.
Create an improvised panel cart with clamps and a dolly.
Find high-quality tools from an unexpected source—your dentist.
Remove dirt at a fast pace with this pipe-and-vacuum setup.
All you need is a disposable glove to close up a tube of sealant until the next time you need it.
Alternative code-approved header designs for better energy performance.
Klein's new line of testers helps you locate the right circuit breaker and verify the voltage of your outlets.
Breaking down sheet goods and trimming doors is easier with the GRS-16 Guide Rail Square.
These metal skates with locking casters make moving and raising door slabs a breeze.
When a simple siding repair revealed extensive moisture damage, these homeowners decded the time was right for a deep-energy retrofit.
Natural materials and ecologically sound building practices define this 1600-sq.-ft. timber-frame home.
A commercial architect's self-built Passive House offers lessons for DIY high-performance design.
This warehouse-inspired collection of wall sconces strikes a nice balance between cost and impact.
Mayflower Wallpaper's removable wall coverings are custom-tailored to perfectly match your space.
These reclaimed architectural beams offer an attractive way to hide framing, ductwork, wiring, and other mechanical systems.
When the threat of water is high, use Bor-8 rods to attack rot fungus before it can cause damage.
Incorporating photovoltaic panels into preconstruction planning can maximize energy efficiency and cost savings.
This carpenter proves that business ownership and project management are not the only career paths for skilled builders.
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