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Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 20

Installation features innovative toe kicks and continuous horizontal trim pieces.
The cabinet style of choice was “Barnstead,” a naturally finished, frameless 3/4-in. Douglas fir construction. They look very sharp now that they are installed, especially with the soapstone tops and gray-toned flooring as accents.
Installing Crown Point cabinets is a...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 20

DOE / Building America research and analysis of occupant behavior, AC controls, thermostat set point and moisture sources on indoor humidity levels.
The Dept of Energy / Building America Program has a free webinar on Dec. 6 discussing building science (and occupant behavior) research on interior humidity levels in homes during the cooling season....

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 20

Schluter's Ditra-Heat adds warmth to an uncoupling membrane
Nothing beats the feeling of warm tile under your feet on a cold morning. It’s not that I would know from personal experience because I don’t have it at my house, but I hear that from everyone that does have it. Are they rubbing it in or are they so smitten with it they can’t stop talking...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 20

In this innovative creation, two separated "cabins" are connected by a glass and steel bridge containing the dining room.
Architect Christopher Campbell designed this dramatic, one of a kind house for his parents in the woods of Maine. Two separated “cabins” are connected by a glass and steel bridge containing the dining room. One cabin serves as...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 20

Building Science Advisor is a web-based design tool to help you sort out moisture risk issues in exterior wall design.
The DOE Oak Ridge National Lab is tuning up a web tool for building designers and builders to help them avoid moisture condensation problems in high R-value wall assemblies. A webinar on February 7, 2018 will introduce the Building...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 17

Podcast Takeover! Tool bags, work lights, 18-gauge nailers, bench chisels, bench planes, pry bars, circular saws, and more.
In this episode, Justin, Brian, and Rob take a break. This holiday gift-giving edition features a podcast takeover by Fine Homebuilding associate editors Patrick McCombe and Matthew Millham, both of whom have been on the...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 16

Use this three step process to establish a system for managing your construction schedules, train employees, and delegate the decision-making duties to drive the day-to-day production activities of your construction company.
The profitability of a construction business is directly proportional to its effectiveness at projecting, maintaining, and...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 15

Self-Taught MBA: News and stats about the good, not so bad, and not too ugly economic conditions for our industry at present and into the near future.
Here’s a round-up of news and statistics about the good, not so bad, and not too ugly economic conditions for our industry at present and into the near future. We all know these are the good old days...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 15

Dynamic tile patterns come together seamlessly to provide a luxurious en suite guest bathroom on the first floor of this newly renovated house.
Dynamic tile patterns come together seamlessly to provide a luxurious en suite guest bathroom on the first floor of this newly renovated house. Subway tiles line the shower walls while small hexagonal tiles...

Fine Homebuilding

 •  November 15

Disappearing act: The careful design of this house encourages visitors to escape into a stunning vista as the house itself "vanishes."
Just like the magician’s reveal, everything becomes clear when you open the front door in this home. You are almost immediately greeted with a sweeping view of the Bay. One gets the sense that the house almost...