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Piano converison

Piano converison

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We had purchased this antique 100 year old oak fireplace after we purchased our first home. We just thought it was a cool piece of furniture. Years later, our first daughter started taking piano...

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Fireplace mantel and surround

Fireplace mantel and surround

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Builder: Steve Power, Power and Company Builders. Turnings: Keith Cox. An Asher Benjamin design.

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fireplace

fireplace

this is not a fireplace its a cold air return the idea was to make it look so real you would want to start a fire in it ,i think mission acomplished ,so you can make a fake fireplace anywhere 

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Beautiful Fireplace

Beautiful Fireplace

This fireplace was the crowning achievement of a recent home ground level re-design by Royal Holland Incorporated (Tri-Cities, WA). It features custom hardwood shadow boxes, rustic porcelain tile, a...

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New Contemporary Fireplace

New Contemporary Fireplace

This fireplace was designed to create a focal point in a great room. The 7.5" deep wall was built of studs on 12" centres as the wall was being tiled in 12"X24" porcelain tiles over concrete board...

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Arts & Crafts Fireplace mantle

Arts & Crafts Fireplace mantle

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The original brick surround featured stepped-out bricks supporting a narrow but thick mantle. Since the rest of the house interior has the original stained gumwood typical of early 20th century New...

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Built-in cabinets

Built-in cabinets

Custom built ins, rail and stile soft close doors, custom mantle

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Gardenshed in Delta, BC

Gardenshed in Delta, BC

Gardenshed project to house wife's orchid. Centerwall divides greenhouse items and storageitems. If centerwall is removed unit can be used as studio. Loft is fully developed. "camping"spot for...

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One of my realisation

One of my realisation

I've built this armoire out of pine shelving which was to be scraped. I've ask if i can keep it in order to build something in my workshop. There it is ! My tall armoire with a rustic look whichi...

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12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2

12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2

Homeowners can save by assembling prefab cabinets. If the layout is complex or the space is irregular, however, hire a pro to install them.

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His and Hers Garden Shed

His and Hers Garden Shed

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He needed more storage and she dreamed of a garden retreat. They combined them and created this charming structure in a private back yard. Many items were "repurposed" in the construction of this...

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A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

This project involved a complete gutting of the interior and a reshaping of the exterior. We opened up the first floor by moving the stairs and defining the rooms with the ceiling details. We added a...

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Kitchen

Kitchen

This is one of the newest kitchens from Norton Homes! It's beautiful I can't wait to have one of my own one day!

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Carpenters Introduction to 3D Modelling

Carpenter's Introduction to 3D Modelling

Are you intimidated by 3D modelling? Get past your initial hesitation and frustration by beginning with some basics. Begin your 3D apprenticeship by building a hundred horses.

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bath  fish walls

bath fish walls

built off site and laminated on to the wall and cabinet is over toilet  the circle got an applied mirror

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bath window

bath window

36" round bath window

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Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position.

Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position.

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This is what I call a "balcony ladder". It is similar to the library ladders of old.    The hinge is made from 2" brass rail parts. The steps are held in place with 1/4" solid brass rod that is...

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Undoing the Dings of Life

Undoing the Dings of Life

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A true story, a clever solution and a tool that few carpenters carry on their belts.

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Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

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Everyone loves a house with hidden door or secret rooms, but these are tricky details to pull off successfully. Here are a few of my recent projects with hidden doors and my favorite hardware to accomplish these works of craftsmanship.

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Loft Bed Work Station

Loft Bed Work Station

The loft bed allows your child to utilize the space below for other uses. Some will have it as a play area where you could also install curtains for a private space. This unit was built with a play...

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