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Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

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An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California

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Car Cathedral

Car Cathedral

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The "car cathedral" is a 20,000 sq. ft. timber frame structure that will house an amazing collection of muscle cars when completed.  This incredible barn, located outside of Houston, TX, is over 53...

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Building Wood Windows On The Job Site

Building Wood Windows On The Job Site

Nothing says Fine Craftsmanship like a site built wood window. In this video see how my carpentry crew build 5 large windows from Oak, African Mahogany, & Poplar.

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Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp

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Measuring a modeled hip roof is a foolproof way to measure all the rafters for a complete hip roof. This third of 3 parts shows the process to obtain perfect measurements for rafter layout.

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Timber Framing Fundamentals - A book review

Timber Framing Fundamentals - A book review

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A new collection of articles from the Timber Framers' Guild discusses subjects ranging from layout and engineering to joinery, raising and the enclosure of traditional timber frame houses.

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Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp

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Visualizing the relatively complex geometry of a hip rafter can be difficult. Visualizing a hip rafter in a 3D SketchUp model is easy and confirms the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words". This blog post is an attempt to demystify hip rafter geometry by visualizing it with SketchUp's digital capabilities.

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How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way

How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way

Using SketchUp as a visual calculator can simplify rafter layout for intersecting roof planes. While common rafter layout is fairly quick and straightforward using a framing square and construction calculator watch this video to see how easy it is to layout a non-typical rafter.

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Simplify Rafter-Pattern-Layout Math with Google SketchUp

Simplify Rafter-Pattern-Layout Math with Google SketchUp

SketchUp can be a useful option for layout and planning for cutting rafters. Check out this process for doing the math and see if it fits into your "bag-o-tricks" for carpentry or design projects.

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Design snapshot: Sachs covered bridge

Design snapshot: Sach's covered bridge

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a classic covered bridge.

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UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

UPDATE: DVD GIVEAWAY: 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD-ROM

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Post a comment and you could be the winner of the new 2011 Fine Homebuilding Archive DVD!

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A Relaxing Retreat

A Relaxing Retreat

The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...

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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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Framing Rough Openings for Prehung Doors

Framing Rough Openings for Prehung Doors

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Shims are unecessary by employing these simple tips while setting trimmers.

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How Little I know About Carpentry

How Little I know About Carpentry

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One exciting aspect about carpentry is that there is always more to learn.

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Design: Playing with Scale

Design: Playing with Scale

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Create contrast with scale to design interesting, beautiful homes

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Patricks Barn: Roof Framing

Patrick's Barn: Roof Framing

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Framing a steep roof is both tiring and a rush.

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Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker

Tool Hound Favorites: Bolt-Hole Marker

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Today's must-have tool comes from Larry Haun - longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor, ringleader of A Carpenter's View blog, and author of the new book, out this Fall, A Carpenter's Life - My Story...

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Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Framing Basics: 3 Simple Tips for Framing a Wall

Learn a few quick tips to frame any wall perfectly and quickly.

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Patricks Barn: Framing Continues

Patrick's Barn: Framing Continues

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With the walls of the main barn nearing completion, it's time to start the roof.

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Framing a dropped coffer ceiling

Framing a dropped coffer ceiling

This will have a "suspended" or "droped" coffer that has the same curve as the barreled ceiling when completed. The ceiling above will be wood with rope lighting. More pictures to come!

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