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Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

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If you need to cut a bunch of cardboard concrete forms, you could use your tape measure to make a bunch of marks and try to follow your line with your saw, but there's a better way.

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A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

The transformation of this "tired" kitchen created a perfect place for lots of cooking, entertaining and fun family time

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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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Sometimes things just line up

Sometimes things just line up

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An abstract view describes a project in a new way.

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Choosing the Right Materials for Your Construction Project

Choosing the Right Materials for Your Construction Project

There are a number of important factors to consider when planning a construction project, but perhaps the most important of these is the material that will be used. Some of the most commonly used...

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Great Collaborations

Great Collaborations

What fosters great collaborations?

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Everything Old Seems New at Taliesin West

Everything Old Seems New at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece continues to presage trends in home design and construction

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Vineyard Point Renovation

Vineyard Point Renovation

The central living room area, with its 8’ height doors and windows, allows the house to open to both the intimacy of the small court and the expanse of the woods.

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Lake View Residence

Lake View Residence

This home, located on a small lot near a lake, captures great views throughout the house. The contrast on both the interior and exterior of the home communicates strongly with the many unique structural shapes and features.

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A Renovated Farmhouse

A Renovated Farmhouse

The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design.

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Austin Residence

Austin Residence

The design of this home is influenced by the modern architectural vernacular of Palm Springs, which is characterized by a lot of glass and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors.

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Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively.

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A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

Working with a material palette down to the finest detail.

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.

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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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Cutting into a Concrete Floor

Cutting into a Concrete Floor

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Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out.

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Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete

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Getting the correct mix and the right amount of concrete isn't hard if you master a little of the lingo and use a quick-calc chart.

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How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

How To Prevent Termite Infestion - Using Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, what builder doesn't love using SS? Check out this video on how to use SS Termite Barriers for a lifetime of protection for Slab Foundations.

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Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

Digging post holes is the hardest part of building a deck

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When it's hot and the ground doesn't cooperate, even machine dug holes are hard work.

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