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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

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This custom home was designed to reflect the feeling of a high-end mountain lodge.  The inside has so much millwork it's crazy.  We had 7 guys working 2 months on the interior trim alone.

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Exterior Trim and porch

Exterior Trim and porch

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There are 18 columns on this porch that I built out of cedar 1x8.  Each column was framed up with 2x4s and then wrapped with cedar. The arches where built 22" wide, with uniform...

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Read Home-Building and Remodeling Books on Your Smartphone, PC, or iPad

Read Home-Building and Remodeling Books on Your Smartphone, PC, or iPad

The Taunton store now has eBooks! Download a FREE sample chapter on building drawers from 'Building Kitchen Cabinets', and browse our collection of digital publications.

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1880s Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

1880's Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

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My brick rowhouse was built in the late 1880's and is located in Jersey City NJ, just outside Manhattan. After decades of exposure to the elements the woodwork on the bay window had rotted and then...

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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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