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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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Our "Gingerbread House" is a complete restoration of a 1869 Carpenter Gothic style cottage.  Acroteria and Winglets were made from laminated honduras mahogany.  Working your way down, the...

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Red Cedar Entry Roof

Red Cedar Entry Roof

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This is the new entry I built onto our new addition. I used clear western red cedar and wanted something that reflected some timberframe elements, particularly a through tenon, which I've always...

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Post and Beam Portico, Shutters, & Window Trim

Post and Beam Portico, Shutters, & Window Trim

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 I replaced  all trim and brick molding around windows  with cedar 1x4 (bottom & sides) (top)5/4x5 with ''2 reveal at top, door trim replaced with 2x6 (same reveal as windows top...

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An Open-and-Shut (Book) Case

An Open-and-Shut (Book) Case

Fine Homebuilding contributors really know how to get into the swing of things.

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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

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Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools.

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Front door entry

Front door entry

After we installed our new front door the different sizing of the old framing (89 x 40 inches versus the new frame of 82 x 35 inches) left quite a scar in the stucco on the exterior...

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Well House

Well House

10 foot by 10 foot by 10 foot cube housing the water system and well for a ranch  house in Napa Valley.

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Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

Hidden rain gutters and down spouts

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Hidden rain gutters and downspouts on the Rainmaker House 2051 Hillside Drive. http://www.therainmakerhouse.com I've never liked the tacked on look of conventional aluminum gutters and down spouts...

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Finishing trim around my windows and lattice work with raw posts

Finishing trim around my windows and lattice work with raw posts

I let the sun color the wood a golden brown then I added Blond thompsons water seal. I also did the lattice work and the post the same color

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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

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A pencil and a scrap of wood are all the tools you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface.

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Recent Projects

Recent Projects

These are pictures of some of the most recent projects that we have done. We specialize in architectual woodworking and finish carpentry.

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Sencos New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

Senco's New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

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With no gas cartridge to change, and no mechanical flywheel to wait for, this fast and portable trim gun is well worth its premium price.

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Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

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Learn an old carpenter's trick for getting a sheet of sandpaper to last. All it takes is two folds and a quick slice with a knife.

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Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

This is a six sided gazebo I singlehandedly designed and built learning as I'd go. The 18 foot pilings are 12 feet above ground and 6 feet below. Since it's beachfront all hardware is stainless. The...

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DOOR ROUTING JIG

DOOR ROUTING JIG

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HERE IS MY DESIGN OF A DOOR ROUTING JIG WICH I HAVE USED FOR MANY YEARS . THE JIG HAS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER COMMON DOOR JIGS! DOOR AND JAMB ARE ROUTED AT THE SAME TIME IN ONE OPERATION ! SET UP IS...

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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Mahogany deck

Mahogany deck

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Sunroom additiion w/ mohogany deck. Hopkinton, Ma.

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Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

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For a very small office, I installed a horizontal bookcase at the top of the wall to provide more usable space.

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Restorer to the rescue

Restorer to the rescue

Cabinetmaker's renovation brings a kitchen back better than it ever was.

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