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Basement Remodel Update

Basement Remodel Update

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Recent pictures of a basement remodel. Most of the tile work is complete. Many pictures are not included yet, since much of the project is not complete. Sorry for the mess! I will have more updated...

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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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New Contemporary Fireplace

New Contemporary Fireplace

This fireplace was designed to create a focal point in a great room. The 7.5" deep wall was built of studs on 12" centres as the wall was being tiled in 12"X24" porcelain tiles over concrete board...

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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Repair a hole in drywall

Repair a hole in drywall

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For repairing holes, small or large, in drywall, I like to use a 'backer' material, such as a scrap of OSB, or whatever, anything that is thin but can accept drywall screws. Cut a strip of the backer...

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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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How to Prevent Cracks in Drywall

How to Prevent Cracks in Drywall

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A remodeling contractor and self-described perfectionist is bugged about defects that have appeared in a ceiling he's just installed

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Framing a dropped coffer ceiling

Framing a dropped coffer ceiling

This will have a "suspended" or "droped" coffer that has the same curve as the barreled ceiling when completed. The ceiling above will be wood with rope lighting. More pictures to come!

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Custom-Stained, Poplar Coffered Ceiling

Custom-Stained, Poplar Coffered Ceiling

Thi s a custom made Beamed ceiling. The beams are made of poplar and the cabinets are cherry. The beams are custom stained to match the color of the cabinets. The decorative crown had to be custom...

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Mahogany Trim

Mahogany Trim

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I worked on this house with the Builder from start to finish. It took us about 3 months to do the finish work. Mostly mahogany a couple rooms were american cherry. All of the copes were done by hand...

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling

This was a project that would have been more difficult if it were not for the article in Fine Homebuilding on "Coffered Ceilings".  Made of poplar crown, baseboard, finger jointed trim boards...

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Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way

Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way

Forget all the "cut upside-down and backwards" stuff you've learned about installing crown molding. On The Digital Job Site with SketchUp and the "Follow Me" tool even a novice can get perfect 3D installation every time!

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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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Custom Woodworking

Custom Woodworking

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Being able to pass on your skills and tools to your son is a great life experience. 

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 Arts and Crafts Oak Kitchen with a Coffered Ceiling

Arts and Crafts Oak Kitchen with a Coffered Ceiling

Andersen Project This kitchen project was part of a complete house gut and remodel. We added level beams to the way out of level, bowed ceiling. The outside wall was removed...

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How to Keep Noise Under Control

How to Keep Noise Under Control

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Too much noise is a nagging environmental problem that can be every bit as objectionable as cold air drafts or low indoor air quality. Noise from an outdoor source--a nearby freeway or construction...

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This Combination Drywall Rasp Does Three Jobs Better Than The Old Single-Duty Models

This Combination Drywall Rasp Does Three Jobs Better Than The Old Single-Duty Models

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This new rasp takes up less space, works harder, and multitasks, so why wouldn't you replace that old cheese grater in your toolbox?

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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