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second story addition with roof deck

second story addition with roof deck

 THIS WAS A SECOND STORY ADDITION WITH ROOF DECK WE BUILT, THE OWNER WAS BY THE WATER BUT HAD NO OCEAN VIEWS.  BY PUTTING ON THE SECOND STORY HE WAS ABLE TO GET 180 DEGREE OCEAN AND INLET...

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1750 barn restoration

1750 barn restoration

This is a barn built in 1750 it is an English style barn. the owner had to decide to tear down or save  .  We lifted the building, put in a new foundation and slab we restored the timber...

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Scrap Your Nail Set and Make Your Hammer Work Harder

Scrap Your Nail Set and Make Your Hammer Work Harder

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Fine Homebuilding reader April Uno shares a new way to countersink nails with a single custom-made tool.

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Mahogany Trim

Mahogany Trim

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I worked on this house with the Builder from start to finish. It took us about 3 months to do the finish work. Mostly mahogany a couple rooms were american cherry. All of the copes were done by hand...

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barrel made out of scrap plywood ,8 by 4

barrel made out of scrap plywood ,8' by 4'

This barrel was made out of scrap oak plywood, and now sits over the barrel bar also made out of plywood, the legs are from an old table.

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Trim Details in the Dining Room of a Storybook Home

Trim Details in the Dining Room of a Storybook Home

This formal dining room is one part of a whole house construction, built to complement antique oak furniture.  The wood-filled interior is based on Scandinavian design. I can thank my Norwegian...

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling

This was a project that would have been more difficult if it were not for the article in Fine Homebuilding on "Coffered Ceilings".  Made of poplar crown, baseboard, finger jointed trim boards...

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Home Office

Home Office

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This was a home office project using solid cherry baseboards, chair rails, crown moulding and custom made cabinets. Owner supplied 'Plantation Shutters' (white aspen) were stained and finished to...

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Fine Basement Renovation

Fine Basement Renovation

We are a custom builder from Bolton, MA.  Often we are asked to help a customer with finishing a basement space.  In this case we recreated a formal space to match the home...

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Stealth Door With Heavy-Duty Hidden Hinges

Stealth Door With Heavy-Duty Hidden Hinges

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Have you ever picked up a piece of nice hardware and smiled? If so, then you're an official hardware geek like me! Check out this amazing Hidden Hinge from Sugatsune we used in a door install we like to call our "James Bond" door. -Matt Risinger

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Spade-bit rosettes

Spade-bit rosettes

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I'm building an apartment in a commercial building that dates back to 1851. To remain true to the original detailing, the casings around doors and windows needed rosettes at the corners. So I checked...

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Hidden safe in His closet

Hidden safe in His closet

Well i always like to leave my touch behind in every house that i do, this customer likes to stash wads of CASH so i came up with this idea! In the middle section of the open shelves, i made a shaker...

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Victorian gates

Victorian gates

These western red cedar gates were designed to be a beautiful finishing touch to the entry to this recently refurbished home. The gates are inviting and whimsical. Handcrafted with mortise and tenon...

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Staircase Butler Pantry

Staircase Butler Pantry

Renovating a small 1880 farmhouse required maximum utilization of all available space, including reconfiguring a small, L-shaped under stair pantry which had narrow shelves along the left and back...

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Hutch and sliding drawer storage

Hutch and sliding drawer storage

These photos are part of a kitchen renovation in an 1830's farmhouse in upstate NY.  The cherry cabinets and milk painted poplar hutch were built by Brian Phillips (Whatibuild.com).  The...

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A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

This unique combination appliance pantry and spice rack was designed  to house small appliances and up to 100 spices in one compact space.  It has become a signature cabinet for The...

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Kitchen / Dining Room Remodel

Kitchen / Dining Room Remodel

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This is a recent remodel. We had a lot of fun with the finish carpentry details.

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Living Room

Living Room

This is a recent remodel. It started with the master bath and closet, and ended up encompassing the master bedroom, the second floor hallway, foyer, powder room, library, dining...

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Bath Room

Bath Room

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This is a recent remodel. It started with the master bath and closet, and ended up encompassing the master bedroom, the second floor hallway, foyer, powder room, library, dining room and living...

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