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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Golden View

Golden View

Perched above the landscape, the home stretches across the hillside like an extended tree house. An abundance of natural light creates an interior atmosphere that complements many surfaces within the home.

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Coved Addition

Coved Addition

We were commissioned to remove a 1970's family room that had been poorly grafted onto a classic 1920's house and replace it with an architecturally appropriate addition. Coved ceilings and rich...

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Contemporary Craftsmen

Contemporary Craftsmen

This new home is built to the highest standards of quality and features vaulted ceilings with an open floor plan.

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Choose between Wood and Composite to Make Your Custom Deck

Choose between Wood and Composite to Make Your Custom Deck

Creating a deck area is a major home renovation project. Materials vary widely in terms of looks, durability, and cost. To go with wood or composite decking is among the most common dilemmas. This...

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Vermont Mountain House

Vermont Mountain House

This design embraced the materials, methods and forms of traditional northeastern rural building, but with a definitive clean, modern twist.

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poolside pergolas

poolside pergolas

Dueling cedar pergolas surround a beautifully hardscaped  pool.  River Basin rock box out the columns and are complemented with powder coated LED tear drop lights and surround sound speakers. Wet...

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Backyard Oasis (Wifes Dream Deck)

Backyard Oasis (Wife's Dream Deck)

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The wife and I had bought a 30 year old forclosure with a huge backyard however, the back patio that you had to step out on to get to that backyard left a lot to be desired.  Approximately a 18 by 8...

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Compact Deck

Compact Deck

Deck does not get much sun, so had to design bench with chaise ends that adjyst to get sunning area

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Ipe Rooftop Deck

Ipe Rooftop Deck

This is a deck in Montpelier, Vermont that my wife Amy and I built off of a 3rd story sunroom for some great clients who wanted, more than anything, a way to let their dog enjoy a bit of the...

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Chicago Racine Ave Residence

Chicago Racine Ave Residence

Renovation and addition to an existing home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago resulted in a radical transformation.

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Repairing a large balcony

Repairing a large balcony

We have a large balcony off the back of the house. Our house sits on the side of a hill, so the front is at grade, the back of the house is above grade, second story. ( I hope I explained this...

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Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

Lawsuits Against Azek Decking are Consolidated

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Complaints from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Illinois claim Azek PVC decking is defective. The lawsuits have now been consolidated in a New Jersey court.

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DIY Deck Railings Upgrade

DIY Deck Railings Upgrade

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      I'm a professional contractor for Railing Dynamics, Inc. Today, I'd love to share my recent installation to help homeowners who want to pursue DIY (Do-it-yourself) railing installations...

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Pressure-Treated Wood Preservative Tip

Pressure-Treated Wood Preservative Tip

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If you've drilled some pressure-treated lumber for a bolt, you need to protect the inside of that bolt hole with some wood preservative. You could use a small paint brush, but there's a better way.

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Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans

Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans

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The American Wood Council reduces southern pine beam, joist and stringer spans in the DCA-6 Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide

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Blalacks Bamboo Custom Fences

Blalack's Bamboo Custom Fences

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Black 1" bamboo with 1x deck boards at my home in Galveston, TX

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Built an at-ground deck from recycled Trex

Built an at-ground deck from recycled Trex

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I woke up May 18, 2013 with an epiphany on how I was going to build a deck in the courtyard before my son's high school graduation on June 15.  I had bought the recycled Trex decking from the...

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

These open-air kitchens showcase some smart ideas for deck, backyard, and even rooftop entertaining.

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Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge

Break Out of the Indoors Gallery Challenge

It's that time again--time to Break Out of the Indoors! We're inviting all you talented carpenters, builders, masons, and homeowners who have created inviting outdoor spaces to share them with us and the visitors to FineHomebuilding.com's project gallery. So upload those photos of your deck, patio, proch, shed, fence,pergola, pool, pond, swing, or other favorite summer hangout. You just might win a $100 merchandise credit to spend in the Taunton Store.

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