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Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

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I'm a hardware geek, and I think hardware can make or break a house. Here's what I think about Accurate's full mortise pocket door hardware.

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Hidden Door House

Hidden Door House

I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph.

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A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

A little Dutch Colonial gets an open plan and lots of year-round living space.

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Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

FHB author Bill Rainford (#237, Master Carpenter - Reproducing Traditional Moldings) wrote a blog his work with Historic Boston, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to preserving buildings in the Boston area.

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Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet

Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet

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Everyone loves a medicine cabinet, and this is the biggest one I've ever seen. Scott Ginder the Architect on this remodel designed this med cab with all the features; Tons of glass shelves, LED lights, and an electrical outlet for my clients toothbrush.

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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Killer 1883 Poch Re-Creation

Killer 1883 Poch Re-Creation

This was a complete porch rebuild of an 1883 historic home in Tenafly NJ.  The architectural drawings were based on two very old and degraded photos of the front of the home.  The material for the...

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An uplifting fireplace renovation

An uplifting fireplace renovation

As part of a major interior renovation on the coast of Maine, our design/build company was charged with designing and building new faces for an existing two-sided fireplace.  The residence has tall...

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Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

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Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled.

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city shed for a small yard

city shed for a small yard

In  a small city space we needed a shed to store garden stuff and a place to use for entertining , the shelf removes and is stored in the shed when not in use.

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Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

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I was back to do a one year service call on this guest house my company built a year ago, and I was struck by the beauty of the Doug Fir Siding. It looked as good as the day we installed it. In this video I'll tell you the How To tips to ensure your wood stained siding has beauty that endures.

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Williamsburg Garden Shed

Williamsburg Garden Shed

My wife wanted a cupola to put her anemometer on. We lived in Williamsburg at the time, and needed a shed.  So after some research, we came up with this design, based on a lot of simliar structures...

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Boat House Rebuild

Boat House Rebuild

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This is an open-concept boat port with plenty of storage areas for water toys and life jackets, as well as shore-side fuel storage.

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Using Pivot Hinges for a Master Bedroom Closet

Using Pivot Hinges for a Master Bedroom Closet

Pivot hinges make a bold statement in these floor to ceiling veneered closet doors, see how we used them in the Master Bedroom of a 60's remodeled house.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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The Tea House Shed

The Tea House Shed

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This Tea House shed has been my hobby for the last few years. It is constructed of SIPs with an interior footprint of 12’x12’ and an 8’x12’ loft. I worked with a company...

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Woodshed House

Woodshed House

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The woodshed started life in 1970 as an enclosure for garbage cans, trash burner and a wheel barrow.  In 2008 I decided to make a shed to keep firewood dry and house other unsightly yard...

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Williamsburg Gardenshed�

Williamsburg Gardenshed�

This building was constructed for the Bucks County (PA) Designer Showhouse to benefit the Doylestown Hospital.  Features hand-forged hardware, solid mahogany windows with copper drip caps.

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Sconset Shed�

Sconset Shed�

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This versatile "shed" design can be used for many needs. The design incorporates more formal elements of architecture to elevate the notion of "shed." Distinctive nautical windows, including port...

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