31 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 DIY-er, should be without. In one amazingly easy-to-search disc, you’ll enjoy 31 years of content from our award-winning magazine. That’s all 232 issues of Fine Homebuilding, starting with Issue #1 and including all the issues from 2012.
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
2012 Fine Homebuilding, 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. Magazine Archive
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 one-disc 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
2012 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 31 years worth of how-to advice and well over 2,400 articles in all – all packed with the best expertise you’ll find anywhere.
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
2012 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Archive:
Myron 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.
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.
Gary 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 (Issue #210).
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.
It's everything you love about the magazine, all in one place 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.
And there’s more – all included on one disc 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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