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A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

The transformation of this "tired" kitchen created a perfect place for lots of cooking, entertaining and fun family time

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Reclaimed Countertop

Reclaimed Countertop

A redwood bench finds new life as a countertop.

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Wiring a Subpanel

Wiring a Subpanel

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Discussion of installing a garage subpanel with several tips for success.

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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A Carpenters House - Extended Gallery

A Carpenter's House - Extended Gallery

Additional photos from the featured in Fine Homebuilding No. 250, "A Carpenter's House"

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 A Delightful Deck

A Delightful Deck

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With a view like this one overlooking San Francisco Bay you should be careful to take full advantage of what you've got. This homeowner did so by making this sun drenched deck cantilevered off the back of the house, right out over the water. Some built in seating and an inviting chaise lounge complete the picture. In fact this scene was so inviting that Coastal Living magazine used it as a cover shot!

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Researchers at Work on a New Refrigerator

Researchers at Work on a New Refrigerator

Using a new type of compressor, they hope to reduce energy consumption by about 40%, to less than 1kwh per day.

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The Counterintuitive Cladding

The Counterintuitive Cladding

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Like it or not, vinyl siding is an environmental option.

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Hot intro for cool appliance

Hot intro for cool appliance

Long a staple in commercial kitchens, blast chillers make their residential debut.

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Simple Drying Rack for Small Components

Simple Drying Rack for Small Components

If you have stain or varnish a bunch of small components, you could spend time building an elaborate drying rack, but there's a better way.

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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Extended Tailgate: Molly Jones McCabe, Tribal-Housing Advocate

Extended Tailgate: Molly Jones McCabe, Tribal-Housing Advocate

First, congratulations! This year marks Red Feather's 20th anniversary. How would you characterize where the mission has taken you and where you are going? When we were formed back in 1995 it was a...

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Casey Bay Key House

Casey Bay Key House

"Respect the land, and the rest will follow."

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Stone Fabricators Get Health Warning

Stone Fabricators Get Health Warning

Two federal health agencies warn stone fabricators that exposure to crystalline silica can cause serious disabling and sometimes fatal disease.

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Unintended Consequences of an Efficient Attic

Unintended Consequences of an Efficient Attic

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Air sealing and insulating an attic is the right thing to do, right? So why am I shoveling off this roof?

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How do you deal with Ice Dams?

How do you deal with Ice Dams?

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Homes in several parts of the country are plagued with ice dams. What do you do to deal with them? Melt, chip, cut, ignore or ????

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Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss

Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss

A report from the SBCA outlines prescriptive details for fastening a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Details in the report are more clear than those in an earlier SBCA Tech Note.

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Frozen Pipes? What to do.

Frozen Pipes? What to do.

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Learn how to deal with frozen pipes safely and how to prevent them from freezing in the future.

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New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC

New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC

New code lateral load detail and new hardware are easier to install but have some limitations.

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Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector

Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector

Small but strong, Simpson Strongtie's DTT1Z hardware meets the new 2015 IRC deck lateral load connection figure. Plus a technical bulletin details several options for securing the connection to sills, plates, headers and studs.

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