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Transformation of the Week

Transformation of the Week

The Gatehouse - Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property

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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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Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past

Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past

Clues from the past helped reconstruct this porch to its original beauty.

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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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Tulikivi Fireplace in Frank Lloyd Wright home - McCartney House - Kalamazoo MI

Tulikivi Fireplace in Frank Lloyd Wright home - McCartney House - Kalamazoo MI

The customer was familiar with Tulikivi masonry heaters and wanted one for his newly acquired Frank Lloyd Wright home (McCartney House) in Kalamazoo MI. The quality of heat from the fireplace...

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Heart of the Living Room

Heart of the Living Room

I designed and constructed this fireplace from cast concrete tiles and mouldings, and two concrete corbels found at a garden shop which we stained to match. I also installed an artwork hanging system...

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Renovated mid-century fireplace

Renovated mid-century fireplace

Rather than demolish and recreate a new fireplace, the existing brickwork was repointed to minimize the vertical grout joints. The brickwork was then painted with a two tone paint scheme, using a...

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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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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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National Architecture Week

National Architecture Week

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Celebrating the Power of Design with a Beautiful Bungalow Remodel by Moore Architects

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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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The Hazel River Cabin

The Hazel River Cabin

See how one architect successfully transformed a historic 1794 toll keeper's log cabin into a unique, modern home.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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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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A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look

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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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A Preservationists Dream

A Preservationist's Dream

A deep commitment to preservation pays off

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HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

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It's not too late to submit your new or remodeled house project for our HOUSES 2012 contest.

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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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