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Lightweight Structural-Steel Beam

Lightweight Structural-Steel Beam

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LiteSteel Technologies has created a cold-formed steel structural product for use as a header, roof or ridge beam, or other carrying beam.

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Ravens Roost: Where the Columbia Hills meet High Prairie

Ravens Roost: Where the Columbia Hills meet High Prairie

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My husband and I designed and built a contemporary home on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.This rural construction project began with raw land, and includes a geothermal heating...

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 Worm-drives vs. sidewinders? A conversation with Larry Haun.

Worm-drives vs. sidewinders? A conversation with Larry Haun.

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Longtime Fine Homebuilding contributor Larry Haun and senior editor Chuck Bickford discuss the pros and cons of worm drive and sidewinder saws.

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Double Decker High-Rise Deck

Double Decker High-Rise Deck

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A double-decker high rise project I solo built in '07.  Decking is tight knot cedar, handrails are clear cedar and powder coated steel, had to support a 8x11 hot tub (4x12x20 joists sitting 12"...

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Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

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An entryway staircase and side deck project I built last year using TimberTech XLM decking and RadianceRail handrail components.  Multiple elevations, lots of handrail and decking angles...

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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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How to Install Blocking to Anchor Cabinets Solidly

How to Install Blocking to Anchor Cabinets Solidly

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Horizontal blocking installed between studs makes for a more secure cabinet installation.

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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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Use the Metric System on Your Next Complex Project

Use the Metric System on Your Next Complex Project

Lumber is sized and sold based on the English system, so it makes sense to build with an English tape measure—most of the time. However, when I’m doing a framing project...

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Stiletto Hammers: Trade-in...Trade-up

Stiletto Hammers: Trade-in...Trade-up

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If, like me, you are always just one lotto ticket away from being able to afford a Stiletto titanium hammer, then listen up to this latest promotion: Bring any old hammer into your local Stiletto...

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What is Open Building?

What is Open Building?

In the early 1990s that I bumped into a marvelous little book by the Dutch architect John Habraken titled Supports. He argued passionately that the process of making housing must preserve the “natural relationship” that humans need to have with the place where they live. . .

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Bosch unveils pneumatic nailers

Bosch unveils pneumatic nailers

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Pneumatic nailers have been around for almost 50 years, but it wasn’t until Tuesday, during a press conference at their North American headquarters outside of Chicago, that Bosch officially...

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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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Help Build an Article on Remodeling

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I’m working on an article about framing interior walls. I plan to make it specific to remodeling, but other than that, I don’t have a particular focus yet. But I need your help. nbspIf...

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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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Can Moldy Framing Lumber Cause Rot?

Can Moldy Framing Lumber Cause Rot?

Mold growth on studs is mostly a surface phenomenon and can be washed off with soap, water, and an abrasive pad. But, Decay, or rot, is caused by fungus that can attack the cell walls of wood and eventually cause structural failure.

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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

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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