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Felsted, the Frederick Law Olmsted Summer House

Felsted, the Frederick Law Olmsted Summer House

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This beautiful house was built in 1897 on the rocky shore near Sunset, Maine as a summer home for famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Named Felsted, it was designed by the respected architect William Ralph Emerson.

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 Self-Taught MBA: Finding your Sweet Spot

Self-Taught MBA: Finding your Sweet Spot

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Don’t sweat success, find your sweet spot and coast through the next recession without so much stress. A builder explains why he found happiness in a no-growth business model.

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The Ever-Growing To-Do List

The Ever-Growing To-Do List

Have you been so busy working on other people's homes that your own to-do list has done nothing but grow?

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You can build this shed for about $2,000

You can build this shed for about $2,000

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Too many sheds these days are ugly. I will prove to you that you can build a nice shed for less than you would spend on a subpar compromise.

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How to Cut Crown Molding

How to Cut Crown Molding

Follow a few basic techniques and there should be no guesswork involved in cutting crown.  

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Weinberg Building

Weinberg Building

This former brewery was named the 2009 Public Building of the Year after its extensive renovation that included custom, oversized Round Top windows made by Marvin.

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Gus and Micah

Gus and Micah

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A pair of Australian shepherd dust collectors.

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Building a New House

Building a New House

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Building a new house? Consider both the financial and emotional implications when deciding how much you want to do yourself.

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Plan Your Visit to a Kitchen-Cabinet Showroom

Plan Your Visit to a Kitchen-Cabinet Showroom

Experts agree on what distinguishes quality kitchen cabinets. Before you pay a visit to a kitchen-cabinets showroom, arm yourself with the facts and get the most for your money.

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Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

Analysis Sees Little Benefit in Off-Grid Economics

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A new report finds that even with cheaper solar panels and more battery options, leaving the grid probably doesn't make sense.

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A Proper Daybed

A Proper Daybed

A perfect place for an afternoon nap

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Passivhaus Institut Rewrites Certification Standards

Passivhaus Institut Rewrites Certification Standards

The German-based organization has introduced two new levels of compliance as it seeks to incorporate renewable energy into the mix.

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Building Group Claims Cost of Silica Rule Vastly Understated

Building Group Claims Cost of Silica Rule Vastly Understated

A coalition of construction trade groups says the government is way off base in its predictions of how much a proposed rule on exposure to crystalline silica will really cost

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Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

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A new report pegs the cost of sprawl at $1 trillion a year in increased per capita land use and higher transportation costs

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Simple, Quiet and Serene

Simple, Quiet and Serene

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Here's a lovely place to contemplate a journal entry, the next great American novel or even the meaning of life itself.

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Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints

Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints

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If you're coping baseboard and your cut is not perfect, you could use a rasp or knife to try and improve the fit, but there's a better way.

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How to Install an Electrical Outlet Box

How to Install an Electrical Outlet Box

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A quick-and-easy way to install electrical outlet boxes

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FastenMaster: FUSIONLoc

FastenMaster: FUSIONLoc

FastenMaster introduces us to the new collated hidden deck-fastening system, FUSIONLoc.

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Spring Kitchen

Spring Kitchen

An elegant kitchen provides intimate spaces.

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Monitoring Air Quality at Home

Monitoring Air Quality at Home

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Devices that can track particulates and other air pollutants at home are beginning to find their way to market.

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