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2015 Fine Homebuilding Archive
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34 years of how-to articles, tips, techniques, and tools for on-the-job success. The Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive is a tool that no builder, contractor, semi-pro, or serious DIYer, should be without. In each amazingly easy-to-search format, you’ll enjoy 34 years of content from our award-winning magazine. That’s all 256 issues of Fine Homebuilding, starting with Issue #1 and including all the issues from 2015.
You’ll get the classic articles, timeless projects, a wealth of how-to techniques, plus insight from our respected contributors and their secrets for success – all the expert advice you need to work better, faster, and smarter. And with the 2015 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive, that information is right at your fingertips – it’s a breeze to search through, and you’ll know that every technique and tip you find here is field-tested and comes from a working pro, master builder, respected authority, or seasoned tradesperson.
This year’s Archive includes articles that readers said they couldn’t do without, such as "Deck Footings Done Right" and "The Water Heater Payoff" both from issue #236. Issue #242’s Master Carpenter feature, "Fast and Accurate Wall Framing" responded with Fine Homebuilding’s audience, as did issue #241’s "You Don’t Know Foam."
Our Tool Tests give readers the advice they need so they buy what suits them best, and our Shop Vacs test in issue #240 was hugely popular. Other recent favorites you’ll find in this year’s archive: "Installing Semicustom Cabinets" (issue #241), "Make an Old Deck Safe" (issue #238), and "Undercabinet Lighting Is Better than Ever" from issue #241.
All these and so much more await you!
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A wealth of articles in easy reach
Since 1981 Fine Homebuilding has delivered the most-trusted residential home-building advice, tool reviews, and the latest building methods for energy efficiency and installation of new materials. Now, with our handy Magazine Archive, you can find those articles in a snap. Want to improve your finish carpentry skills? Remodeling? With our easy-search features there’s no thumbing through back issues, it’s right there – in seconds.
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The 2015 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive features projects from basic wiring to shingling roofs, installing a water heater to painting – and everything in between. Just think, you’ll get 34 years worth of how-to advice and well over 2,800 articles in all – all packed with the best expertise you’ll find anywhere.
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See experts at work on the job, step by step
At Fine Homebuilding we turn to the pros to see what they’re working on now, and we help you re-create the results on your own projects. Look at the experts you’ll meet in our 2015 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive:
FergusonMyron R. Ferguson is absolutely passionate about drywall – and that passion shines through in well over a dozen articles about doing drywall right. From "Repairing Drywall" in #122 to "Taping Tricky Transitions" in #214, he's a master whose insight will absolutely improve your work.
GuertinMike Guertin is a builder and remodeler from East Greenwich, R.I. He has written articles on almost every aspect of home building, from framing and roofing to concrete foundations and vinyl siding. His deck articles alone provide a wealth of knowledge you won't find anywhere else.
KatzGary M. Katz is a veteran carpenter with books, DVDs, and magazine articles to his credit. His carpentry skills have helped countless builders put the finishing touches on their projects, from "Building a Fireplace Mantel" in #93 to his guide on using a router to craft period details in Issue #210.
Joseph Lstiburek has earned a following of avid readers who find his articles about building failures just captivating. His piece from Issue #162 – "Built Wrong from the Start: Top 10 Blunders That Rot Your House, Waste Your Money, and Make You Sick" – is simply not to be missed.
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It's everything you love about the magazine
Whether you’re a long-time subscriber or a casual reader of Fine Homebuilding, you realize that there are some articles that you’ll find only in our pages. These signature features are now all conveniently together in one place – the Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive. Here's what people love about the Archive:
“I wanted access to thousands of articles written by experts over the past 34 years. I view it as a very valuable resource and reference guide.”
“I'm renovating a house and after spending many hours flipping through past printed issues looking for ideas, this seemed like an excellent alternative.”
“It makes it easy to locate a project that I know I saw in one of the issues. I don't have to go through a pile of issues to find what I am looking for.”
“Need quick reference to construction techniques, especially when on the road.”
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And there’s more – all in one place
Don’t forget, our Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive includes every issue of HOUSES and KITCHENS & BATHS. These two annual issues showcase the very best in home design and kitchen and bath design and remodeling – all from the same perspective that you’ve come to love in Fine Homebuilding.
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