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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

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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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Modern fireplace

Modern fireplace

This existing fireplace was an outdated stone from floor to ceiling. this new design was to suit the clients taste, and to eliminate the necessity  of removing the original stone. The black stone...

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Family Room Fireplace

Family Room Fireplace

This is one of the fireplace mantels I built for a new home construction.

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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BUDDY our mascot!

"BUDDY" our mascot!

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Buddy is now 11 years old and has been coming to work with me since he was a puppy. He follows me all over the job site and makes sure he always has a comfortable spot to rest.

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Ugliest House to Beautiful Porch

Ugliest House to Beautiful Porch

This home was just plain ugly. No ifs ands or buts.  A series of horrid modificitations and lack of care destroyed what was a handsome turn of the century farm style house into just plain sinful...

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