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Air Compressor Splitter

Air Compressor Splitter

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Here's a quick tip for sharing compressed air

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Controlling Dust During a Remodel

Controlling Dust During a Remodel

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A dust barrier can help keep remodeling dust from covering the rest of the house

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Make a Drill Holder for Your Ladder

Make a Drill Holder for Your Ladder

Secure your drill safely to your ladder

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How to Protect Your Air Conditioners Condenser in the Winter

How to Protect Your Air Conditioner's Condenser in the Winter

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A clever way to winterize your air-conditioning unit

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An Easy Way to Paint a Window Sash

An Easy Way to Paint a Window Sash

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If you have to paint a window that has divided lights, you could lay the sash down on a sawhorse and do your best to not get paint on the glass, but there's a better way.

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How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask

How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask

For those who wear glasses, wearing a dust mask can be a frustrating experience because your glasses are likely to fog. But of course, there's a better way.

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A Deck with Skirtboards

A Deck with Skirtboards

If you're pouring piers for an above-grade deck that calls for decorative skirting, you could install the boards right up to the piers and then notch them, but there's a better way.

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Water for Cutting Masonry

Water for Cutting Masonry

If you have to cut a paving stone or concrete block with an angle grinder, you could cut it dry and get a face full of dust and possibly ruin the blade, but there's a better way.

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Spring Clamp Upgrade

Spring Clamp Upgrade

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If you've lost the protective pad that came with your spring clamp, you could go ahead and use it as is and mar your work piece, but there's a better way.

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Morse Street Compound

Morse Street Compound

Morse Street Compound is an early 1800's Greek Revival cottage located within the Edgartown Village Historic District and as such, the design had to go through a lengthy review. After owning the...

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Rhode Island Beach House

Rhode Island Beach House

The Rhode Island Beach House is located in a seaside community consisting of modest newly constructed and historic beach houses along the Rhode Island coastline in Charleston, however the clients...

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South Water Street Revisited

South Water Street Revisited

South Water Street Revisited, originally owned by Stanley Washburn Jr., was built in 1890 and relocated to its current lot in 1955. The project was a restoration of the original 1890s along with...

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Atlantic Drive

Atlantic Drive

Atlantic Drive is one of five newly constructed homes located between 300 acres of farm and South Beach in Edgartown.  The issue for all five homes was to design an upside-down house; because of...

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Burnham Road House

Burnham Road House

The Burnham Road House is an efficient, modern residence for a young family of four looking to bring the best of their downtown loft – ample light, expansive views, simple materials organized by...

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KNOLL HOUSE

KNOLL HOUSE

This 2,300 square foot house for a family of four rests atop a ledge knoll ringed by trees and overlooking a meadow. During intermittent camping stays on the land, the owners spent several years...

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Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable

Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable

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Learn how to outfit your cut bucket for a more comfortable grip while painting

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Greenewalt Residence

Greenewalt Residence

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This private residence, tucked away by the trees on a secluded plot of land in Middlebury, presented a picturesque scene of a traditional house in the countryside. The challenge of the remodel was to...

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1929 Farmhouse

1929 Farmhouse

Surrounded by a neighboring horse farm overlooking a series of small ponds and one hundred acres of conservation land, this 1929 farmhouse is located less than a mile from the village of Sharon...

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The New Farmhouse

The New Farmhouse

Sitting atop a hill overlooking 125 acres of beautiful New England countryside, stands what appears to be a historic farmhouse. However, The New Farmhouse is both a classic style home with a modern...

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Sherborn Shingle Style

Sherborn Shingle Style

The program called for a new family home twenty minutes outside of Boston in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Inspired by the five plus acres of nicely landscaped property with exceptional views overlooking...

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Hillside Barn

Hillside Barn

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"Serenity" was the word used by the client, a busy professional couple, to describe the ambiance desired for a new vacation home overlooking Pleasant Lake. The visual metaphor of an old barn was used...

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House of Shifting Sands

House of Shifting Sands

Sited gently on the lower slope of a dramatic dune and surrounded by miles of National Seashore scrub pines is a warm, modern beach house that is more than just a place to enjoy ocean views and sea...

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Westport River House

Westport River House

Built on a gentle slope on the Westport River, less than a mile from the coast in southeastern Massachusetts, is an unabashedly modern glass house designed for a well-known general contractor and his...

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Narraganett RI Renavation

Narraganett RI Renavation

The biggest challenges we faced with this project was getting the home completed for the owners to enjoy for summer of 2015 and to stay within their budget. Winter was harsh with excessive snow, ice...

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Redbud House

Redbud House

The Redbud House is a newly built stunning 3 Bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary design home set in a small grove of redbuds, rhododendrons, flame azaleas, and mountain laurels. The circle drive features...

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Artist Modern Remodel

Artist Modern Remodel

A whole house remodel that transformed a late 1940's ranch style house with 8 foot ceilings into modern, spacious, gallery like space for an empty nester couple, one of whom is an artist.The project succeeded through a great collaboration between owner, architect and a design-build contractor

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Modern Tradition

Modern Tradition

The design of this shingle and stone residence is a dialogue between modern and tradition. While the clients enjoy modern aesthetic and furnishings they also wanted a traditional floor plan and...

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