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Trunks in the Attic​

Trunks in the Attic​

You never know what you will discover on a photo shoot.Many years ago I was assigned by a preservation magazine to photograph a house that was up for auction because there were no more descendants to inherit the property.

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Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One

Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One

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To become a competent general contractor, it helps to know a little about a lot.

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An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug

An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug

A quick tip for tying a knot in a stringline that can be untied quickly and easily.

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GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

What's the next hot color for appliances? Consumers tell GE it's either bright red or light blue

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The Joys of a Road Trip

The Joys of a Road Trip

An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored

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Houses by Northwest Builder Win Awards

Houses by Northwest Builder Win Awards

Details make the difference, and videos posted by Hammer & Hand show how high-performance houses are put together.

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Reviving Old Masonry Buildings

Reviving Old Masonry Buildings

A new online book offers details on how to bring historic masonry buildings up to modern efficiency standards without ruining their character.

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Good-Looking Shower Drain

Good-Looking Shower Drain

This attractive tile-in drain is an affordable alternative to linear shower drains.

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California City Pushes Water Recycling

California City Pushes Water Recycling

In Lancaster, all new houses will be required to have "recycle-ready" plumbing systems beginning in 2015

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The Case for West-Facing Solar Panels

The Case for West-Facing Solar Panels

An analysis of thousands of solar homes shows output peaks hours before utilities could really use it

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Passivhaus Hits a Big Milestone

Passivhaus Hits a Big Milestone

The German-based Passivhaus Institut says there are now 1 million square meters of certified space on the planet

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A Tinkerers Quest for Green Perfection

A Tinkerer's Quest for Green Perfection

A Vermont couple builds a retirement home bristling with new technology, and they discover it's never too late for change

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Tiny Houses to the Rescue

Tiny Houses to the Rescue

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A New Jersey lawmaker proposes state grants to build very small houses for low-income families

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This Faucet brings Color to the Kitchen

This Faucet brings Color to the Kitchen

Delta's Fuse faucet pours on the color where you'd least expect it.

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Eastern Shore Ruin

Eastern Shore Ruin

This decaying farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore sits mysteriously abandoned in the middle of a field, in late autumn before the snows fall.​

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How to Crimp Ducts in the Field

How to Crimp Ducts in the Field

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Make use of ductwork cutoffs by crimping the end to mate to the adjoining piece

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Let It Snow!

Let It Snow!

The design of this compact home, strictly limited to 1200 square feet was inspired by a much larger working barn. The restriction to the size was driven by the client who was looking for a small home that was easy to care for, took advantage of natural light and where every square foot was used as efficiently as possible.

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Wash and Flush Saves Water and Floorspace

Wash and Flush Saves Water and Floorspace

Hack a sink bowl onto a toilet tank and reuse hand-wash water

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Good Bones

Good Bones

This renovated Ranch house gets a chance to shine.

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Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill

Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill

Make big holes fast—with no cord attached.

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