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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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Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

We bought a disaster of a house, which had been partially renovated, but partially gutted as well. The kitchen was the focus, which had floors 2-inches out of level, sagging beams, and old wiring and...

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Old style mixed with ultra slick New

Old style mixed with ultra slick New

Cacique Construction (www.cmcdesignbuild.com) specializes in residential interior design and construction.  We have a strong commitment to excellence in craftmanship and service. 

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Theres a Better Way: Prompt Power-Cord Polarity

There's a Better Way: Prompt Power-Cord Polarity

Submitted by David White of Cupertino, California, and demonstrated by Charles Miller, this expert tip will save you time in aggravation in determining power-cord polarity in tight spaces or dark conditions.

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Theres a Better way: A Big Table for a Portable Tablesaw

There's a Better way: A Big Table for a Portable Tablesaw

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Fine Homebuilding's Kevin Ireton demonstrates a low-cost solution for making an outfeed table to use with your portable tablesaw.

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Whats the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders?

What's the Difference: Vapor Barriers and Vapor Retarders?

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You don’t have to be a building-science expert to know that trapped moisture is bad for houses. To help slow moisture diffusion through roof, wall, and floor assemblies, many experts—and in some parts of the country, building codes—demand the use of vapor retarders. Across the building industry, however, the term vapor barrier is commonly used in place of vapor retarder. This misuse raises the question of whether the two terms categorize the same products and whether those products have the same performance traits.

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Video Tip: Insulation T-lift

Video Tip: Insulation T-lift

Rick Nelson of Alameda, California, created a handy tool to help with installing unfaced fiberglass insulation overhead.

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