Monday, February 27, 2012

Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding

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Issues: 8 issues / 12 months

Availability: Your first issue should arrive in 6-10 weeks.

Average customer review:
(19 customer reviews)

Product Description

Skilled builders share tips, techniques and trade secrets that help readers build smarter...faster...better.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #144 in Magazine Subscriptions
  • Format: Magazine Subscription
Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

54 of 56 people found the following review helpful.
5Incredibly Useful
By Michael J Edelman
Aimed at the professional builder, FH is also a great resource for the amateur and for the homeowner seeking to educate him or herself about quality construction and design. A recent issue on siding installation is a must-read for anyone thinking of having siding installed. I started reading it shortly after I bought my first house, and learned a number of things I used in repairing windows,m plastering, painting and so forth.

But where it really paid off was when I did a major remodeling job on my house, adding a second story and completely residing with cedar. Reading over back issues I found dozens of ideas for trim, insulation, a/c, siding and other details. I learned enough technique to install my own tile backsplash, install a lot of the electrical work, and do all the phone and data wiring.

Required reading for professionals, inspiration for the homewoner, and a great resource for the amateur. Six stars.

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
5Quality Homebuilding
By R. Miller
Put out by Taunton Press, the same people who bring you Fine Woodworking, along with several other high quality magazines, Fine Homebuilding is unflinching in its approach to home building. You have to do it right!

There is excellent coverage in the techniques of quality home buiding. This is not a magazine which covers putting up "cracker-box" houses. It is about creating a unique home, with features that reflect your personality and meet your needs. Now, that may sound a little high-falutin', but they succeed admirably.

This magazine is not necessarily for the average, amateur do-it-yourselfer. It is geared towards more experienced homeowners and homebuilders who are able to think for themselves. If you are not sure if you fall into this category, pick the magazine up at the newstand before you subscribe and decide for yourself.

My wife and I subscribe because someday we are going to build our own house, and this magazine gives us plenty of ideas and information to aid in our planning. Highly recommended to the right readers.

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful.
5This magazine is best in its class!
By Scott Pointon
Admittedly I am a big fan of everything that Taunton press puts out, but I truly think that Fine Homebuilding is a great magazine. Reader be warned though - this magazine is written for professional builders/contractors and serious DIYers. If your building and home renovation skills are any less than the intermediate/advanced level, this will not be the magazine for you. There is not a lot of hand holding here. The authors of these articles often assume that you know more than the basics so that they may cover more high-end techniques.

Bottom line: Fine Homebuilding will give you great ideas for building fine homes, help you achieve success on complicated home projects, and keep you clued in to the cutting edge trends in homebuilding and renovation. If this all sounds like too much for you, take a look at Workbench or Family Handyman magazines.


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