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Timber Frame Lighthouse

Timber Frame Lighthouse

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Laser Plumb Bob Helper

Laser Plumb Bob Helper

Truing up walls can be especially tricky using even a plate-to-plate level. This makes using a laser plumb bob a lot easier. The 2" offset from the front and sides allows the unit to be placed in a...

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Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

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Not my Design, Not my Boxes, My Remodle and Install. It came out Nice.........

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Announcing Our Roof Framing Gallery Challenge Winners

Announcing Our Roof Framing Gallery Challenge Winners

We asked to see your complex roof jobs and you responded with some pretty jaw-dropping examples. Find out who took the top spots in our latest gallery challenge.

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Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

Texas Builder Dan Phillips Turns Trash into Treasure

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Learn how this builder converts curbside trash into quirky gems.

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Northwest Indiana Framing

Northwest Indiana Framing

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First two are the same home. Third and fourth pictures are the framing of a barrel ceiling and the fifth is the inside of framed lighthouse which was part of another home.

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The Jasper

The Jasper

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This is actually the same Mascord floorplan as the other one I posted, but a different elevation. The roof pitches for this one were 8-12 & 10-12.  We precut most of the roof and gang cut...

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Muirkirk I-Joist Roof

Muirkirk I-Joist Roof

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Early 2008, we started to get really slow.  We ended up with 4 custom homes and this was the second one of the year. It was very fun to frame, especially the roof and the specialty...

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Muirkirk Hand Cut

Muirkirk Hand Cut

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This house just started out as a rambler with a huge roof that we chose to stick frame instead of truss.  After we got it framed and saw how much attic there was, we framed that in.  The...

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Bernies House

Bernie's House

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We signed up this customer in the summer of 2007 as the market was starting to slow down.  This is a Mascord design...

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Craftsman Roof-A-Rama

Craftsman Roof-A-Rama

This roof had gables upon gables, then dormers upon dormers, and to make sure we didn't relax during a cold and snowy winter, one end finished with hips spinning out over a hexagon porch. We loved...

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Complex cut & stack from pre-cut package

Complex cut & stack from pre-cut package

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As my crew and I took on more complex framing projects, I found the roof framing was bogging us down.  Walls and ceilings would go up quickly, then things would grind to slow-mo at the...

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Turning a pipe clamp into a tool that can push instead of just clamp

Turning a pipe clamp into a tool that can push instead of just clamp

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I was installing a new small porch floor onto the back of my Mom's rowhome after the old one had started to rot away badly. During the course of the installation, I needed a way to push a crooked...

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Sleepy Hollow Point

Sleepy Hollow Point

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This vacation house is sited out on point that projects into the lake and the house house bends around to capture views from every room.

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Piano Barn

Piano Barn

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I've done few roof projects and somehow found myself in this one. They tell me I've made a Ship's Knee. I guess it looks like one. Timber Framing is way more difficult, I've found. The valley rafter...

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Get hip to those tricky roof angles!

Get hip to those tricky roof angles!

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A hip roof with a square-cut fascia contains some tricky compound angles that can trip-up even the most experienced carpenter.  Especially difficult is the compound angle on the fascia...

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Tricky Roof for Addition in Washington State

Tricky Roof for Addition in Washington State

If you've got the skills to frame a complex roof with ease, we want to know about it. Multiple facets, eyebrow dormers, steep rises, show us what you're made of.

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

This is a conversion of 1970's his/her bathrooms plus two closets and a hallway into one modern bath and separate toilet room.  I am not a professional contractor (I am a Surgeon), but all 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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