Obituary – Carpenter, Editor, And Writer Andy Engel Has Passed Away

Andy Engel Obituary

Obituary: Carpenter, Editor, And Writer Dies From Cancer Complications – Contributing editor Andy Engel died suddenly on March 23 while mountain biking with friends near his home in Connecticut. The cause of death was a heart attack. Andy was 60 years old. Andy first joined the staff of Fine Homebuilding in late 1996, walking straight off a job site and into our offices, trailing mud and sawdust.

According to, In his first few weeks, he looked so lost and out of place that the smart money had him gone by spring. Smart money was wrong. by every measure. Andy spent the remainder of his life working at Fine Homebuilding, on and off.

He left several times, working as a carpenter, a contractor, the editor of Professional Deck Builder, and even the construction events manager for JLC Live for a short time. He also wrote two volumes for The Taunton Press, Building Stairs, and Carpentry Complete.

He attended trade exhibitions to showcase carpentry skills and authored articles for publications such as This Old House, The Journal of Light Construction, and Tools of the Trade.

The obituary has not been released

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