Crash Course in Fine Homebuilding: Build a Classic Colonial Shed
Primarily I’m a woodworker, but when I purchased my first home six years ago I became a home-improvement enthusiast by necessity.
It’s actually a refreshing change of pace; the term “accurate” no longer means 1/32-in. (more like 1/8-in.). Tearout is inconsequential. And putty, paint, and glue can do wonders at hiding flaws, unlike that finely rubbed out finish.
Or so I thought.
I’ve been tuning in all month to a free video series on our partner site FineHomebuilding.com that has changed my perspective on building and home improvement. Fine Homebuilding contributor Rick Arnold is going step by step through the construction of a classic Colonial shed, and it is a sight to behold. A tiny house (or woodshop) is a better way to describe the sturdy, elegant structure that Rick is building.
If you have any interest in learning what it takes to construct “fine” projects outside the shop, then this series is the perfect introduction. Rick covers framing, roofing, siding, foundations, and demonstrates sound methods to install windows and trim, with clear and informative instructions. And you get a fun glimpse of the job-site as Rick goofs around with his sidekick Mac.
P.S. Do you have a differing definition of accuracy when it comes to woodworking projects vs. home improvement projects? Or is your house really full of precise 90-degree angles?