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restaurant bar-back

restaurant bar-back

This is the area behind the bar at a Northampton restaurant.  I used 3/4" oak plywood for its strength and dimensional stability.  I made all the cuts in my shop at home and assembled...

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Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles

Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles

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In Quick and Slick: Crown Moulding with SketchUp I mentioned showing how to use SketchUp to figure in-depth information for specific crown moulding profiles. This session of The Digital Jobsite shows just that: import your crown profile with the Photo Match feature, extrude it (using methods from the Quick and Slick blog post) then calculate compound miter settings for any corner angle. Note: This is a rather complex, in-depth process, not for the faint of heart...

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Executive Walnut Study

Executive Walnut Study

Walnut study. There are two oval windows, a coffered ceiling and fireplace. Above the lower cabinet doors are pullout shelves for book rests.

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Paneled Hallway with Window Seats

Paneled Hallway with Window Seats

The windows were custom made Mahogany. Each window seat has a small book case painted white and topped in Mahogany.

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Writing Desk

Writing Desk

The top and apron were scribed tightly to stone. The top is  a center panel with a 3" border.I used MDF to get the scribes right and then transferred the scribe to the border pieces using a...

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Interior Front Door Trim - Historical Replica

Interior Front Door Trim - Historical Replica

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This project involved enhancing the interior front door trim in the two-story foyer of my colonial style home. I researched various details with some historical basis for this type of home, both...

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Oval Knotty Pine Study

Oval Knotty Pine Study

The house consisted of a 2 story rectangle with quarter arc wings that connected the master suite on the left and the garage /guest room on the right. The study was in the left arched wing You can...

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Simple Recessed Panels in our Dining Room

Simple Recessed Panels in our Dining Room

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This simple recessed paneling is constructed using 1x4 poplar wood boards attached directly to the existing drywall, which remains as the center panel. Each panel is trimed with applied panel...

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Cherry trim & panels

Cherry trim & panels

Cherry door & window  trim, posts, panels & island back panel with corbels in a Craftsman style home.

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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

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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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