Report on the International Builders' Show

The International Builders’ Show featured new residential construction and remodeling products such as fiberglass entry doors, retrofitting, bomb shelters and more.

Learning About Mold in Your House

Broadening your understanding of mold and mildew in the house will help you to eliminate this hazard to health and home value.

Restoring a magical woodworking machine

The challenge of refurbishing an ingeniously designed 30-year-old combination woodworking machine was just to intriguing to resist. I found my Zinken MIA 6 on Craigslist, then proceeded to make all 5 functions work like new again.

GREEN vs. SUSTAINABLE

Future factors set a high standard for sustainable products and activities

A Smart Way to Stay Sharp

Diamond sharpening stones make the work of sharpening chisels, plane blades and other edge tools go quickly and easily.

Insulation Upgrades: How to Handle the Walls

Upgrading wall insulation is tricky. You can't see the insulation that is (or isn't) in your walls, and it's not easy to install new insulation in a hidden wall cavity. One solution that shows promise is filling wall cavities with injections foam.

Let's Clear the Air About Home Energy Audits

Let's face it: Tax audits have given the word "audit" a bad name. But a home energy audit is a good thing, and every home can benefit from the information and recommendations a home energy audit provides.

In Praise of Deep Energy Retrofits

The work invovlve in tranforming a house that wastes energy into a house that's 50%-95% more energy efficient is called a "deep energy retrofit." We need to find ways to do more of these to save energy, money and the environment.