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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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Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component

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This Digital Jobsite session shows some ideas for using an "outline" method and SketchUp's "follow me" tool to create profiled millwork in an exterior door component for the shed model.

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AIA Survey: Practical Upgrades Prevail Over Luxury Add-ons

AIA Survey: Practical Upgrades Prevail Over Luxury Add-ons

The American Institute of Architects Design Trends Survey for the second quarter shows ongoing client interest in home performance improvements

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Green Building is for Whiners and Hippies

Green Building is for Whiners and Hippies

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Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) and the Wall Street Journal take aim at green building.

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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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