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Coved Addition

Coved Addition

We were commissioned to remove a 1970's family room that had been poorly grafted onto a classic 1920's house and replace it with an architecturally appropriate addition. Coved ceilings and rich...

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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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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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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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Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

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Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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Woodshed House

Woodshed House

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The woodshed started life in 1970 as an enclosure for garbage cans, trash burner and a wheel barrow.  In 2008 I decided to make a shed to keep firewood dry and house other unsightly yard...

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Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

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From a full garage conversion to just renovating an area to live in over the garage, these free chapters will clue you in on where to start.

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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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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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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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Mahogany deck

Mahogany deck

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Sunroom additiion w/ mohogany deck. Hopkinton, Ma.

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Vanity and medicine cabinets from the Small Addition by Chuck Stevenson

Vanity and medicine cabinets from the 'Small Addition' by Chuck Stevenson

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I'd like to nominate the work of Chuck Stevenson for this contest. His cabinets appeared in a how-to photo thread at Breaktime. All of the photos and text below were provided by him, and the links...

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ALLISONS BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ALLISON'S BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Renovate a small (10'-8" x 11'-8") existing bedroom in an 1,100 square foot, 1950's vacation house, into a flexible, multifunctional space with a unique identity for a 7 year old girl.  The...

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123 West, ,  Darien, Ct.  Before & After

123 West, , Darien, Ct. Before & After

Renovation, remodel and addition to a 1928 home, keeping the original architectual details and craftmanship.

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California on the job.

California on the job.

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Renovation & addition at 123W

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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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Bad 80s Kitchen Redone

Bad 80's Kitchen Redone

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This kitchen really needed some help.  I replaced the worn pergot flooring with oak, built two pantries on the empty wall with a wine rack, shelving, and cabinet in between, replaced...

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