FHB editor Justin Fink interviews two LBM experts from Louisiana-Pacific. They are Brian St.Germain, director of quality and tech for engineered wood, and Scott Lockyear, national sales manager for specified markets. The conversation ranges over OSB, siding, sheds, studs, and other structural building products.
Justin, Rob, and Brian tackle archways, restored glass, hardware, plate racks, cabinets, moisture control, and a broken tablesaw.
Shawn has a lot to say about closing the skills gap. He suggests that one part of the solution is to "solve your own skills gap" — that is, run your business right, use the right hiring process, and train the right people. Shawn also takes an interesting look at the financials of going into the trades vs going to college.
Justin, Rob, and Brian talk about being neighborly, and they tackle listener questions about rotting door frames, fireplace mantels, and porch hardware.
Live from the Pacific Coast Builder Conference, Justin and Brian interview Jenn Tuetken, a senior industrial designer. The product development cycle includes feedback from customers, conceptualization and ideation, then working with engineers to make concepts real. Plus, other new products at PCBC.
A frank conversation about building trades careers: apprenticeships, internships, training programs, the cost of college, and the drive that leads to success in any industry.
Justin, Rob, and Brian discuss home improvement retailers, the labor gap, modular homes, custom vs tract builders, making a living wage, job-site productivity, and the future of building trades.
The guys tackle truss roof skylights, upgrading electrical outlets, breaking up and removing concrete, jointers, and built-ins over cooling/heating vents.
Justin Fink, Brian Pontolilo, and Rob Yagid tackle the metric vs. imperial debate again. They answer reader questions on paint, humidity, sheds, and foundation work. Plus, reader tips and when is it okay to work on your roof without shoes?
This episode features our host, FHB editor Justin Fink, as well as design editor Brian Pontolilo and associate editor Matt Milham. They answer reader questions on energy efficiency, air-sealing, vinyl siding, columns, roof eaves, and historic renovation.
In this episode of the podcast, Rob, Brian, and Justin answer several listener questions, including one about using metric measures. Plus, pre-stain conditioner, drywall, lally columns, passive houses, and the pros and cons of stairs that are both pretty and dangerous.
The guys have the week off for this episode, so we're taking a second listen to Podcast Episode #37, an interview with Green Building Advisor editor Martin Holladay. This episode features a frank discussion of what makes for a truly green home [hint: it's not solar panels and new construction]. This lively conversation covers the ways that the building trades can — and can’t — contribute to the fight against global warming.
In this episode, Justin, Rob, and Brian are joined by a guest; carpenter Anthony Vitale, owner of ProBuilt Woodworking, is participating via Skype. The four guys have a wide-ranging discussion that centers on the passion for the craft that drives quality. The conversation includes fine carpentry, keeping craft alive, apprentice programs, running a business, and training enthusiastic workers.
Our regular podcasters, Justin Fink, Rob Yagid, and Brian Pontolilo, talk about using oakum as a modern-day building material. Plus radiator covers, mantels, brick walls, trimwork, whole house design, and the Solar Decathalon.
Our regular podcasters, Justin, Rob, and Brian, cover a range of topics that includes primers, sealers, paints, sprayers, and rollers; soapstone and concrete countertops; greenwashing and the true costs of net-zero homes; and woodworking and rocking chairs. Check out the show notes, links, and more at www.finehomebuilding.com/podcast.
Just back from the dentist, Justin compares a dental crown to mortise and tenon carpentry. And he thinks novocaine has a lot in common with air-sealing. Also on this episode, Justin, Brian, and Matt talk about caulks, stucco, old house repairs, and lally columns.
Rob, Justin, and Brian talk about coatings and finishes: frosted glass, milk paint, wood stain, and sprayers. Also, plywood, net-zero and building codes, building a desk, and hidden joinery.
Rob, Justin, and Brian talk about floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and more.
In this episode, Fine Homebuilding magazine editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and associate editor Matt Millham. The guys talk about stud finders, fiberglass batts, cedar siding, rafters, and storm windows.
Rob and Justin broadcast from the JLC Live trade show. Come check out the product and tool manufacturers, the demonstrations, and more at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. Justin’s favorite new product is a track saw from Bosch. Rob talked about a new adhesive, twice as strong as PL Premium, called Loctite PL Max. Finally, the guys also chat with Alan Seelock from Huber about the company’s Zip R sheathing.
Justin Fink, Brian Pontolilo, and Rob Yagid talk about the coming code changes in California that will require new homes to be net-zero by 2020. Plus, fiber cement repair, rough inspection, badly designed roofs, repairing rot with epoxy, crawlspaces, and drywall returns.
The guys talk about chimneys, furnaces, venting, fans, spray foam, and factors that affect home energy use.
Restoring historic buildings, divided-light windows, tools, concrete, and insulation.
Justin Fink and Rob Yagid talk about JLC Live, SIPs drawbacks, timber-framed structures, and remediation.
Justin, Rob, and Brian tackle PEX, caulks, tubs, track saws, insulation, door removal, trim, reciprocating saws, and more.