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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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Remodel of the Week - Week #10

Remodel of the Week - Week #10

Dramatic transformation of an uninspired split-level into an extraordinary home- Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Enhanced the curb appeal of this 60's ranch and protect the entrance from the weather.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #8

Remodel of the Week - Week #8

Complete renovation to update the more than thirty-year-old original structure.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #6

Remodel of the Week - Week #6

Major renovation of an oceanfront summer home in Rhode Island - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #5

Remodel of the Week - Week #5

A renovation and addition in an Arts and Crafts home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #4

Remodel of the Week - Week #4

A transitional kitchen in a 100 year old home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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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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Remodel of the Week - Week #3

Remodel of the Week - Week #3

A transformation of a classic shingle style home - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #2

Remodel of the Week - Week #2

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Opening up a Lakeside home to bring in the natural light and scenery - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #1

Remodel of the Week - Week #1

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Late 19th century schoolhouse remodeled as a residence - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

Energy-Efficient San Francisco Remodel

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The Kumar Residence, nestled in the hills of Belmont, CA is an 1100 square foot addition and remodel of an existing 1950′s mid-century modern ranch house that needed updating, and more living...

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Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout

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Learn a few measuring shortcuts that make accurate rough-opening layouts a snap

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Door-trimming jig

Door-trimming jig

The hinge side of a door must be trimmed to width at 90°. The latch side is usually trimmed at 5° off vertical for a beveled edge. Making these long cuts straight and smooth is easy with this...

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Sill seal

Sill seal

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I came up with a solution for weatherstripping a door bottom where a thick rug prevents a spring-loaded bottom sweep from retracting. I used a length of vinyl bulb weatherstripping, intended for a...

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Easy door buck

Easy door buck

Building a door buck (FHB #8, p.35) is a good idea if you find yourself dealing with a house full of door hanging from scratch, but for a quick setup, the answer is right in your toolbox. I use two...

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Frictionless hinge

Frictionless hinge

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For me, the most .frustrating part of making and installing a heavy, handmade entry door has been finding the right hinges. Even with a good set of heavy butts, the hinge barrels begin to grind down...

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Hinge-mortising jig

Hinge-mortising jig

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I use a router and a jig to mortise hinges in doors and casement windows. By using a 1/2-in. diameter hinge-mortising bit and a standard round-cornered hinge, I achieve a consistently clean fit that...

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Radiused window casings

Radiused window casings

Recently, while building a half-circle window, I needed a way to make the casing and interior stops. Instead of transferring the curves from templates onto the stock and then joining these pieces, I...

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Offset jig

Offset jig

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Whenever I install door or window casings, I use the jig shown here to make sure that I get an accurate 1/4-in. reveal. It's made of two square pieces of hardwood, 1/4 in. thick, that are glued...

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