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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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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Facade renovation

Facade renovation

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This was a full facelift on a house other we just finished 3 weeks ago

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1790 house

1790 house

 This was a house we remodeled in hamilton Ma it was built in 1790 and looked like it hadnt been touched since 1890  it was a disaster  we needed to complete major structural repairs...

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Generations

Generations

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I wrote a little essay about an experience I had while my first grandson was arriving. I thought you all might like it.

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Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

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The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper...

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Pine Board and Batten Shed

Pine Board and Batten Shed

A 8' x 12' Garden & Storage shed with an 8' overhang for firewood storage.  Clad with Eastern white pine board and batten.  The Shed has a continuous ridge beam (3 2x8's site built) that cantlevers...

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`Restored 20 year old playhouse`

`Restored 20 year old playhouse`

I didn`t have the before restored photo.but this is half way done and finished. 20 years later and 9 months to complete.

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Master Carpenter Videos: Showcasing Todays Most-Talented Craftspeople

Master Carpenter Videos: Showcasing Today's Most-Talented Craftspeople

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In the following video series and accompanying feature articles, each talented craftsperson demonstrates how to build one of their signature projects and shares the tricks they've learned from their many years in their trade.

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