Eventually, I want to build all of the cabinets in our kitchen. It’s up in the air at this point whether or not I’ll be able to do it for the initial build (largely due to the amount of time it will take me and the fact that we need a kitchen before we can move in). If our initial kitchen isn’t built by me, then the next one (10 years from now?) will be.
With that in mind, here are some links I’ve been collecting.
I’ve been thinking about concrete a fair bit recently because some time in the next two months or so, I’m going to have to form and pour (or have poured) the foundation for our house. With that in mind, here are some links that look interesting.
- The Rehab Guide: Foundations (690K PDF) – “This publication, The Rehab Guide: Foundations is one in a series of guidebooks produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to keep the design and construction industry abreast of innovations and state-of-the-art practices in home rehabilitation.”
- Concrete Floor Finishes
- Fly Ash Concrete
- Affordable Residential Construction: A Guide for Home Builders – Volume II (6.4 MB PDF) – ” offers detailed information for builders who want to incorporate affordable housing techniques into their house and lot designs, footings and foundations, wood frame floors, walls and partitions, firewalls, roof framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and business and marketing efforts”
- Concrete Materials Calculator
- Portland Cement Association FAQ – I linked to this before, but it’s worth repeating
Concrete Stain product manufacturers
A recent Fine Homebuilding newsletter included a link to an article titled Making Sense of Housewraps.
I’m part-way through it, and it’s led me off to the Building Materials and Wood Technology site at University of Massachusetts which looks like a good source of building info.
Some links pertinent to housewrap and weatherproofing include:
The latest Fine Homebuilding magazine also had a small bit on Delta-Dry housewrap which looks very interesting and I will be exploring further. Some related links include:
Other weatherproofing links:
I received a Fine Homebuilding GREEN eLetter (newsletter) yesterday and it led me to Fernando Page Ruiz’s blog and from there to the Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing (PATH) website.
This site led me off to lots of wonderful information including:
It’s absolutely incredible the amount of information that’s available online. I can’t imagine trying to do this project at a time before this ready access to information.