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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

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Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.

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Name This Detail

Name This Detail

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An interesting architectural feature on this old home has many of us scratching our head.

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Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot

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Recycled shipping containers, energy-scrimping details and a sophisticated design sense create a handsome urban compound in a transitional neighborhood.

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Dining Room Remodel

Dining Room Remodel

This is a recent remodel. It started with the master bath and closet, and ended up encompassing the master bedroom, the second floor hallway, foyer, powder room, library, dining room and living...

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Pull out cabinet in full bath

Pull out cabinet in full bath

This was a 2nd Floor bathroom remodel ( 5' x 9' )  So space is a premium at best for storage. We came up with the idea of using a media full extension swivel pull out by...

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A Passive House in Rhode Island

A Passive House in Rhode Island

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An ultra-efficient home in Rhode Island offers inspration for the rest of us

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Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Bunkhouse in the Woods!

Here is what kept me sane a few years ago!  Decided that we needed more space for my kids and their cousins at the shared family cottage.  Set out to build a bunkie that would give them a...

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How to Live Comfortably Off the Grid

How to Live Comfortably Off the Grid

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A builder in British Columbia will soon be building an off-the-grid house for an island couple. Although the house will be heated primarily with wood, it will still need a backup system, and he looks for advice on the best approach.

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The Artfully Concealed Closet

The Artfully Concealed Closet

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A bookcase swings open to reveal a hidden closet.

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A new Dutch door

A new Dutch door

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An architect designs a new type of Dutch door.

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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

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Get the most out of your cabinets and counter tops without spending an arm and a leg. Download this free book chapter on smart kitchen planning.

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Designing Patricks Barn: Adding Window Components

Designing Patrick's Barn: Adding Window Components

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With the roof configuration approved, the next step is to create a window component to add to the studio model. Using Silverline brand window schematic dimension as a guide, a realistic window model is created. This provides an opportunity to decide what, where and how many windows to use.

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Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

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With help from a friend, I've decided to learn SketchUp and enter the 21st century.

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Is There a Checklist for Building a House?

Is There a Checklist for Building a House?

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Information on energy efficient homes and green design is readily available to anyone with an internet connection or library card. But wading through all of it is a massive undertaking. Is there a way of getting right to the point?

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Bond House - Exterior Deck

Bond House - Exterior Deck

This is a deck that I designed last winter and supervised the construction process over this summer.  It's all cedar decking and trim finished with Para Raincoat (the painters told me they loved...

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Window of Opportunity: Using SketchUps Component Warehouse

Window of Opportunity: Using SketchUp's Component Warehouse

Learn how simple and useful it is to take advantage of a vast selection of components available free online to enhance your SketchUp model.

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AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

Billings for residential projects were unchanged, but commercial and industrial specialties drove the index to its best score since early 2008

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Hemingways Cottage

Hemingway's Cottage

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This custom home was designed to reflect a coastal cottage feel.  It had a ton of interior millwork as well.

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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

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This custom home was designed to reflect the feeling of a high-end mountain lodge.  The inside has so much millwork it's crazy.  We had 7 guys working 2 months on the interior trim alone.

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