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A City Barn for Her (and Him)

A City Barn for Her (and Him)

For 11 years, I have been a card-carrying member of the Happy Wife, Happy Life Club of Oregon. My membership recently culminated in the creation of a new garage, where once lived a decaying concrete...

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Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

The problem: store 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles, store large amount of tools and other equipment, and park 2 cars indoors. The space: an existing 2 car garage in a small house with no interior room to...

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Shangralage

Shangralage

When we bought our 1913 foursquare house, we knew the first order of business had to be replacing the garage. I needed a place to store my vehicles, and we also needed a workshop to handle some of...

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Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Have you reconfigured a garage to turn it into a playroom, family activity area, cabana, bedroom, man cave, or other special space? If so, post some pics for a chance to win some great prizes.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Garage AC - Wrong Way & Right Way

Garage AC - Wrong Way & Right Way

Who wouldn't love their garage to be Air Conditioned? In this video I'll show you two methods to accomplish that cool garage.

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How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm

How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm

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Strawmyers knows all about the misery of working in an icy cold pole barn, and with a new attached garage on the horizon he has a chance for more comfortable working conditions. The question is how much to invest in insulation, and how to heat the space

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Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Steel I-beams are stronger than comparably sized engineered wood ones. Need a beam that can support a garage above, yet hide in a ceiling below? Choose steel.

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An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site

An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site

The space under the garage was dark, damp and steep. But sometimes the most unforgiving conditions demand the cleverest solutions.

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Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

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Insulation advertisements would lead you to believe there products are perfect for every situation. In fact a hybrid approach is more likely to yield the high performance home I'm after. See this video to see how I used three types of insulation on this new Advanced Framed House I'm building in Austin Texas. -Matt Risinger

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Carriage House

Carriage House

This prominent Victorian style home in historic Mineral Point, Wisconsin was drab & dreary before inappropriate siding was replaced and shutters removed. A gabled kitchen addition & covered entry...

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Boat House Rebuild

Boat House Rebuild

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This is an open-concept boat port with plenty of storage areas for water toys and life jackets, as well as shore-side fuel storage.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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Sneak Peek: Building the carriage doors in the shop

Sneak Peek: Building the carriage doors in the shop

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Here, the doors are still being assembled. They're now completed and in place, so stay tuned for a full article about their construction and installation.

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PODCAST: Five Big Holes in your House That Suck Energy Out

PODCAST: Five Big Holes in your House That Suck Energy Out

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  An 1/8th inch crack along a window doesn't seem like much to worry about, but a 1/8th in. crack running the length of your house amounts to a hole bigger than a half sheet of plywood. If...

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Justin Fink and Chuck Bickford thinking about a door

Justin Fink and Chuck Bickford thinking about a door

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Justin built these carriage doors in the woodshop.

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New Garage/Convert old indoor garage to Womancave

New Garage/Convert old indoor garage to Womancave

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This was a 2 year project.  First we built a new two car garage to replace the old, indoor garage.  The next summer we created a studio/den in the space created in the home. (Dubbed the...

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Storage Shed

Storage Shed

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This is a 10 yr old shed built on a 12' square pad designed to maximize usable volume. Polycarbonate sheet used for porch roof.

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Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

Garage Conversions: Turning One House Into Two Homes

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From a full garage conversion to just renovating an area to live in over the garage, these free chapters will clue you in on where to start.

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A Garage Fit for a Queen

A Garage Fit for a Queen

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parking at a premium in this San Francisco neighborhood, the owners of this 1900s Queen Anne Victorian hoped to add a garage when remodeling.

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