For a homeowner who has the potential to develop some decent skills, what
online subscription would you recommend: JLC or Fine Homebuilding? (TOH
mag is a waste of money, and Family Handyman is too lightweight.) Thanks.
I subscribe to both mags. Not sure if an online subscription would be
comparable, but here's my experience with the mags.
I would say JLC is targeted toward practicing contractors doing the
stuff they do all day every day.
FH tends to feature higher end work and projects.
I would say I've learned more things that are helpful in day to day
maintenance and small remodeling jobs from JLC. OTOH, there is a lot
of material in there that's not useful unless you are a contractor.
The business and legal columns, for example.
Having read both for some time my assessment is as follows: Fine Home
building will give you design ideas and finishing tips for the most
part, while JLC will give you more major construction ideas and
information on the equipment you'll want to rent. Both will get
repetitive after a while, so if you have a library that has them, just
grab a year or two of each to read over a weekend and you will have
absorbed most of their content at no cost.
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