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Mastering Wood

Mastering Wood

Think you know all there is to know about wood? Sure, you probably work with it everyday, but check out these article below to make you really have masters level understanding of classic home...

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Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

Whatever your role in the construction process, ensuring customer satisfaction during the weeks and months required to complete a typical project is a tall order. It helps to go over the warranty standards before you do the work, instead of after you get claim.

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Courtyard Entry

Courtyard Entry

Modern lines and organic shapes create an interesting dynamic

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Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation

Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation

If you're hanging drywall on a ceiling that has many recessed can lights, you could use your tape measure to mark each location, but there's a better way.

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FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table

FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table

If you wish to really miximize your space without making compromises in style and your ability to play a game of pool at home, this dining room table from FusionTables might suit your needs. Dining...

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Green Building Council CEO to Step Down

Green Building Council CEO to Step Down

After a dozen years at the helm, Rick Fedrizzi announced he will leave his post by the end of next year.

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Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home

Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home

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The large window walls create a connection and beautiful views out to the lake for a retired couple

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Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure

Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure

Posting a story about a series of faucets that range in price from $12,000 to $20,000. If you missed that post and your jaw just dropped, you read about these faucets here and see why they cost so...

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An Inviting Entryway/Pantry​

An Inviting Entryway/Pantry​

A sunny entryway doubles as a pantry for this colonial house in rural Connecticut. With stone floors and ample storage for homegrown canned vegetables the space is very inviting. A utility sink serves as a handy place for washing up after a day in the garden. Dried herbs and vegetables hang from the ceiling with whitewashed walls adding brightness to the space....

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Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project

Daltile Sponsors Sunset Green Home Project

The Sunset Green Home is a project that is not only rebuilding a home essentially destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 but is doing so with LEED Platinum credentials. Making a 70-year-old home meet...

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3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard

3D Printed Faucets from DXV by American Standard

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3D printing was originally known as rapid prototyping. Remember that term? If you needed to try out a component design change in a machine, it was a lot faster and cheaper to make the part via rapid...

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How to Measure for Replacement Windows

How to Measure for Replacement Windows

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Learn the three essential measurements needed for ordering replacement windows

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Blows Against Two Carbon-Reduction Strategies

Blows Against Two Carbon-Reduction Strategies

Environmental groups challenge assumptions used to justify biomass fuel while economists lambaste federal weatherization program

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Off the Grid Living and the Law

Off the Grid Living and the Law

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The idea of living off the grid might not be for everyone, but we can all relate to or at least see the appeal

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A Novel Way to Store Energy

A Novel Way to Store Energy

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A startup company proposes to use pressurized water and old gas and oil wells as part of a system that stores energy

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Straw-Bale Bedroom

Straw-Bale Bedroom

A storage wall in a straw bale house.

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Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation

Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation

If you're going to be taking on a shed project, you need to check out these articles that all focus on what's underneath--the flooring and foundation. It's easy to overlook this part of the build...

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Recycled PVC Raises Health Concerns

Recycled PVC Raises Health Concerns

A report from the Healthy Building Network finds levels of lead in vinyl flooring made with recycled plastics that can be alarmingly high

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Insights Into the New York Jail Break

Insights Into the New York Jail Break

The New York Times has a boilermaker test various methods the escapees could have used to cut into a 24-in. steel pipe.

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg Right Angle Drill

When Milwaukee released the Hole Hawg in 2014, it described it as optimized for electrical applications. Now, a bigger version has been unveiled that is said to be enginneered with plumbers and HVAC...

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