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Screened Porch

Screened Porch

We wanted a unique screen porch that related to the Craftsmen era of when the home was originally built while also using some modern day materials that make for ease of use----such as the decking ...

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Tucker Timber Frame

Tucker Timber Frame

This home is a two story 2000 SF timber frame built from old growth doug fir.  All timber recycled from Pier 3 in Astoria OR (built in 1913).  All cabinets and trim are built from the same...

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Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry was founded upon the dreams and experience of do it yourself home Craftmans, creating, designing. building their own kitchen and bathroom...

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Picket Fence

Picket Fence

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This is a fence my father and I recently completed for a small home here in Houston. The plan was to build a white picket fence that would more or less match the house's existing trim, but wouldnt...

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Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

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This was my first time using Ipe~ decking or Fypon railing. I made a trip to the Fypon Factory first to assure myself that it was indeed all that it was purported to be and came away impressed with...

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Small, Cozy and Functional

Small, Cozy and Functional

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Houses in the city often have small yards and, thus, small decks. By keeping the safety rails toward the outside of the deck I managed to gain the maximum useable space while minimizing that which it...

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Kitchen of mass reconstruction

Kitchen of mass reconstruction

My Wife and I Bought a 1923 2 + 1 California Bungalow in need of a lot of love. With some elbow grease and the help of FHB we tackled the kitchen first. Peeled through 5 layers of linolium no...

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Re-do Over-do

Re-do Over-do

The ensuite bathroom of our 1970s home was badly overdue for an updating. The shower had been renovated a few years previously, but it was time to do the rest. We looked at factory cabinets, but...

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Backyard Cottage

Backyard Cottage

This is a 350 s.f. cottage with a 13 x 20 foot main room for living room/bedroom purposes, and a 5 x 18 foot area divided into tub/toilet, lavatory, and closet.  It will serve as a pool house...

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Modern Mission Hall Bath

Modern Mission Hall Bath

My client had two goals for their hall bathroom remodel. . . The client had two goals for their hall bathroom remodel: aesthetically integrate the bathroom with the modernized Mission...

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Outdated to Outstanding:  A Fireplace Facelift

Outdated to Outstanding: A Fireplace Facelift

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The layout of the room and the off-center outdated fireplace made it difficult to figure out the best way to place the furniture or use the bland fireplace as a focal point.  Working with the...

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Site-built Gable Vents on a Craftsman Style Addition

Site-built Gable Vents on a Craftsman Style Addition

In adding on to a recently-built craftsman style home, I had to match the detailing of the original home.  I did take a few liberties, where I thought I could improve on what had been done by...

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Greene & Greene Gamble House Pasadena

Greene & Greene Gamble House Pasadena

Greene and Greene's masterpiece of residential architecture in the Craftsman "ultimate bunglow" style.  Photos from my visit on Jan. 30, 2009. "100 years ago a team of gifted craftsmen labored...

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New Craftsman Home on an Old Modernist Foundation

New Craftsman Home on an Old Modernist Foundation

This was a design/build collaboration using the remaining foundation from a home destroyed by a recent fire. What started as a tragedy for the owner ultimately led to a rewarding new beginnng. The...

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floating countertop

floating countertop

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"Floating" countertop, for a handicap bathroom addition.  No visible means of support on one end - for easy wheelchair access. The architect had drawn a wood panel for support at the end, but I...

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Craftsman Room Addition - interior finish

Craftsman Room Addition - interior finish

Craftsman style room addition, I was the General Contractor / finish carpenter.  Design by others.

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Craftsman Room Addition phase 9

Craftsman Room Addition phase 9

A challenging job for a difficult client, I did most the carpentry and drywall work myself, but used Extreme Plastering for the stucco (extremeplastering.com), and was very pleased with their...

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Craftsman Room Addition phase 6

Craftsman Room Addition phase 6

The roof took a couple days, and went on just in time - it rained all the following weekend.  Not my design - I am the general contractor.

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Craftsman Room Addition phase 3

Craftsman Room Addition phase 3

Phase 3 is all about the roof - but this is only the first half of the roof, which went up pretty quickly.  The second half was the time-consuming part! Please note: this is not my own design, I...

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Craftsman Room Addition phase 2

Craftsman Room Addition phase 2

While small (under 300 sq. ft. of living space was actually added), the addition is far from simple - it is a very custom project requiring a high caliber of experience and...

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