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Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

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If you need a custom shim that you have to cut to a very specific dimension, you could try to use a tape measure to measure the gap, but there's a better way. Justin Fink of Glastonbury, Conn...

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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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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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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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messy shop - still putting it together

messy shop - still putting it together

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We are a military family, having saved up and purchased some land in the mountains of NC where we would like to "retire" to one day.  Last summer we constructed the carriage house on the property...

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Spade-bit rosettes

Spade-bit rosettes

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I'm building an apartment in a commercial building that dates back to 1851. To remain true to the original detailing, the casings around doors and windows needed rosettes at the corners. So I checked...

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A new Dutch door

A new Dutch door

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An architect designs a new type of Dutch door.

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Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

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Identify this tool and tell us how to use it for a chance to be published in the magazine.

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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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Our "Gingerbread House" is a complete restoration of a 1869 Carpenter Gothic style cottage.  Acroteria and Winglets were made from laminated honduras mahogany.  Working your way down, the...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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Arch Door Jam

Arch Door Jam

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This is some thing I wanted to make for a while but never had a customer for it. But finaly on day that customer came along and wanted it. The whole unit was made of popular. The doors were custom to...

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An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

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This simple setup uses a couple of sawhorses, some long screws, and a few pieces of plywood to make a spinner for supporting a door while it is painted.

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CAPTAINS QUARTERS KITCHEN - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS KITCHEN - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This Captain's Quarters Kitchen came to us from a long term client who needed to provide a more functional kitchen for a new member of their household.  Requiring onlynbspminor...

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Methods for Installing Prehung Doors

Methods for Installing Prehung Doors

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In our latest issue, veteran builder Gary Striegler shares his step-by-step process for hanging prehung doors. Gary’s been building houses for more than 25 years, and his specialty is trim...

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From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time: Updated Kitchen Photos

From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time: Updated Kitchen Photos

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My wife and I have nearly finished our kitchen. This is an important room for us since we love to cook. After a year of preparing meals on a butcher block counter-top seated on an open substructure...

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Craftsman Room Addition - interior finish

Craftsman Room Addition - interior finish

Craftsman style room addition, I was the General Contractor / finish carpenter.  Design by others.

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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