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How to Lay Out an Accurate Ellipse with a Stick, Two Nails, and a Pencil

How to Lay Out an Accurate Ellipse with a Stick, Two Nails, and a Pencil

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If you need to make an elliptical backing for a cove or arch, you could look at the 15 ways Wikipedia shows how to do it and risk your head exploding, but there's a better way.

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Re-Modelling a clients Garden

Re-Modelling a clients Garden

This Elevated Hardwood decking project replaced a rotten softwood deck. Built using Thermowood Ash Hardwood due to its excellent stability and durability. The area beneath was created as a play area...

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Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

This Mesquite Hardwood floor is stunning and this video will show you the start-to-finish process. I've included some tips from a geeky Custom Builder that you won't find anywhere else.

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Outdoor shower

Outdoor shower

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This is an outdoor shower we designed and build for a summer home in southern Rhode Island.  The shower walls are ipe.  We used beach stones on the ground and built meranti platforms on the ground...

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Clean, Bright, and White Kitchen Remodel

Clean, Bright, and White Kitchen Remodel

This was a complete remodel utilizing the existing space, the kitchen is highlighted by carerra counter tops white ceramic subway tile backsplash, beadboard ceiling and antique stained yellow pine...

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Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

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I'm a hardware geek, and I think hardware can make or break a house. Here's what I think about Accurate's full mortise pocket door hardware.

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Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

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If you need to measure a mitered piece of trim from the short point, you could try to hook the end of your tape to a very difficult purchase point and hope to get an accurate measurement, but there's a better way.

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Using Soss Hinges for a Concealed Door

Using Soss Hinges for a Concealed Door

Hidden Doors are super cool, but it takes some slick hardware and a skilled carpenter to pull one off successfully. See how my crew used Soss Hinges for this concealed door to a master bathroom toilet.

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Hidden Door House

Hidden Door House

I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph.

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How to repair that dent in your hard wood

How to repair that dent in your hard wood

Have you ever dented a cabinet or a any hard wood material? All you have to do is heat up a clothes iron and get a damp rag ready. Once the iron is hot, just place the damp rag over the "dent" and...

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Neighborly Suburban Home

Neighborly Suburban Home

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A new home combines privacy, daylight, and durability, and fits comfortably into a traditional neighborhood.

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Adding a Porte-Cochere

Adding a Porte-Cochere

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Furnituremaker and remodeler Michael Fitzpatrick shows how he built a car port to match his 19th century home using engineered lumber, decorative moldings, and heat-bent PVC arches

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Tour a World-Class Veneer Shop

Tour a World-Class Veneer Shop

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Cabinetmaker Nancy Hiller visits architectural-plywood producer Heitink to source cherry-veneer panels to build the Project House floating vanity

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A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space

A little Dutch Colonial gets an open plan and lots of year-round living space.

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Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings

FHB author Bill Rainford (#237, Master Carpenter - Reproducing Traditional Moldings) wrote a blog his work with Historic Boston, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to preserving buildings in the Boston area.

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Going Greene

Going Greene

Experience the exuberant outdoor charm of this house in Healdsburg, California, inspired by the Greene Brothers.

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Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet

Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet

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Everyone loves a medicine cabinet, and this is the biggest one I've ever seen. Scott Ginder the Architect on this remodel designed this med cab with all the features; Tons of glass shelves, LED lights, and an electrical outlet for my clients toothbrush.

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Garden shed In Gray, Maine

Garden shed In Gray, Maine

Shed part is 12x11 with 9' walls, wood shed part is 8x11 with 8' walls which holds 4 cord of wood

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Cherry Mantle

Cherry Mantle

This mantle with gas fireplace made good use of an unused alcove.

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Custom Bathroom Remodel

Custom Bathroom Remodel

Custom designed built in bath with wainscotting throughout.

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