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Ranch Conversion

Ranch Conversion

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Architectural interest was added to this ranch through an attached shed and gable dormer addition.  Steep roofs are a Nantucket style.  The trim was sized to match the existing housenbsp...

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Post and Beam Portico, Shutters, & Window Trim

Post and Beam Portico, Shutters, & Window Trim

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 I replaced  all trim and brick molding around windows  with cedar 1x4 (bottom & sides) (top)5/4x5 with ''2 reveal at top, door trim replaced with 2x6 (same reveal as windows top...

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Water Crisis: What is Virtual Water Content?

Water Crisis: What is Virtual Water Content?

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Virtual water content describes the amount of water used to make or grow a product. By being aware of a product or material’s virtual water content you can refine your purchasing decisions to be sure you’re buying products and materials that are created using less water.

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Well House

Well House

10 foot by 10 foot by 10 foot cube housing the water system and well for a ranch  house in Napa Valley.

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Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

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Hidden rain gutters and downspouts on the Rainmaker House 2051 Hillside Drive. http://www.therainmakerhouse.com I've never liked the tacked on look of conventional aluminum gutters and down spouts...

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bamboo poles structure

bamboo poles structure

Interesting structure made of bamboo poles

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Carpenter quits job, builds himself a tropical island

Carpenter quits job, builds himself a tropical island

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Who hasn't dreamed of giving up the 9-to-five and escaping to a tropical island to while away the days until the bank account ran dry? Well, carpenter Richie Sowa is one who made the move and is...

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Awning Window Operators - Use the Door Spinner - Best Price for Good Paint

Awning Window Operators - Use the Door Spinner - Best Price for Good Paint

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Dear Chuck, This has a couple of tips on cheap construction.  Today I finished my rear deck's 4' x 8' potting shed, and the "There's a Better Way" has to be given credit for more...

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Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

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These short video clips show how you can quickly create a 3D model of a simple framed structure. See how to use some basic SketchUp functions and features to plan a project.

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A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

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With its beautiful period details and perfect proportions, this adaptation of an original 19th century porch won our latest gallery challenge by a landslide.

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ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

Fascinated by the oriental architecture I decided to design my own pergola. Using the curves and fan shapes so commonly seen in China I designed and constructed this challenging projectnbsp...

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Family Paradise

Family Paradise

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I designed and built this fantastic outdoor living space for this fine home in Duncan, SC.  We chose Tennessee sandstone to complement the home and for its beauty and warmth.  The Fireplace...

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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Bath Retreat

Bath Retreat

This bathroom renovation was commissioned by two doctors who wanted a serene space to come home to and relax. Their pre-renovation bathroom suffered from an inefficient layout and did not convey...

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SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

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Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects.

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UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Givaway

UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway

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Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home.

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Arched Cedar Garden Bridge

Arched Cedar Garden Bridge

I made this cedar arched garden bridge in my drive because I had no where else that could handle the size. The railing is made with laminations that spent the night in the neighbours pool so they...

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Lunch Pail Podcast - March 26, 2010

Lunch Pail Podcast - March 26, 2010

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Learn how to find and use mineral wool in our weekly podcast. Plus, when do architectural aesthetics trump energy efficient building practices?

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Hillsdale NY raised ranch - unranching

Hillsdale NY raised ranch - unranching

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This project began for two reasons: the house had no clear entrance and the 30 year old siding was falling off.  Then we decided to add new windows, a screened porch and a 3rd floor loft to take...

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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