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Faucet Captures Brooklyns Industrial Chic

Faucet Captures Brooklyn's Industrial Chic

Another fixture from Brooklyn's Watermark Designs reminds us that the coolest stuff is made right here

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A California Courtyard

A California Courtyard

What a great place to sit and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on San Francisco Bay! This cool house in the Bay area city of Belvedere was built in the 1960's by developer/builder Joseph Eichler.

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The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake

The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake

Engineers from two California universities have developed a method of protecting houses from earthquakes that is both effective and relatively inexpensive. Could homeowners forego earthquake insurance?

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Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren

Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren

This bunk room was designed to accommodate all of the grandchildren for not only sleeping, but also for fun and games!

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Little Bit of Life

Little Bit of Life

A fresh look for a mid century living room

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Tangle-Free Stringline

Tangle-Free Stringline

If you need a stringline on a job because you're laying out a foundation or you're straightening out a framed wall, you could spend 10 minutes trying to untangle a mess of string, but there's a better way.

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Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring

Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring

Tips for keeping a jobsite organized and efficient

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Marvin Wins Business Award

Marvin Wins Business Award

The Minnesota-based company has just received an ethics award from the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals

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Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public

Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public

Hammer & Hand, a high-end builder in the Pacific Northwest, posts its construction manual online "in the spirit of collaboration"

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Shea Homes Sued in Washington State

Shea Homes Sued in Washington State

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The California-based developer is accused of shoddy workmanship on houses in a 55-and-over resort community in Washington State. Hundreds of houses are affected, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court.

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A Renovated Farmhouse

A Renovated Farmhouse

The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design.

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Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law

Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law

Despite protests, Lakewood city officials have made it a little tougher for homeowners to sue builders over construction defects.

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A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily

A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily

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If you need a story pole on the job, you could hunt around for a piece of wood and hope it's long enough, but there's a better way.

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Room With A View

Room With A View

One should consider carefully how to design and build to take full advantage of a view like this one.

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Modern Addition

Modern Addition

Waiting for the right light to capture this beautiful modern addition to a classic Boise Craftsman

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Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits

Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits

To induce my employees and subcontractors to remain on the lookout for cost savings, I offer to split the money.

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Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool

Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool

This new laser measuring tool allows single-handed measurements up to 50 ft. and it's smaller than a deck of cards.

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Living in a Passivhaus

Living in a Passivhaus

Daniel Roy is one of the owners of a recently completed Passivhaus in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Designed by architect Steve Baczek, the house was featured in a series of FHB articles and videos. In this post, Dan shares his experience from the first year in a new super efficient house.

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Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations

Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations

A New Jersey company looks to Sweden for techniques on forming frost-protected slabs faster and with far less labor than conventional foundations

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This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem

This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem

Canadian students developed an interior door that helps equalize air pressure between adjacent rooms, then they founded a company to market it.

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