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The leveller

The leveller

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I needed to level off an area around a driveway entrance. I was installing sliding gates and the rail the gate was to slide on. So this is my low-tech solution. Cut a few lengths of steel pipe...

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

How to Drill Level Holes In a Fence Post: Drill-Bit Plumb Bob

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Learn an ingenious trick for leveling your drill bit when boring horizontally through a thick piece of wood.

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ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

Fascinated by the oriental architecture I decided to design my own pergola. Using the curves and fan shapes so commonly seen in China I designed and constructed this challenging projectnbsp...

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The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

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I once had a “Do-It-Yourself” type of customer who was remodeling his kitchen and had refinished the floors, installed face-frame cabinets, and set a laminate countertop. But when it came...

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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Covered Deck

Covered Deck

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I built this deck on our house during the summer of 2008.  I had help from family and friends, but the bulk of the work was done on my own.  The framing for the deck is pressuretreated...

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Mantel-making

Mantel-making

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Here are a few shots of a mantel that I made. Some moldings are custom, some are stock millwork at the local home center. Unfortunately, I didn't snap any photos once I added the top shelf and...

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One editor's Christmas List

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When carpentry is no longer your day job but a way to supplement the day job, buying the tools you really want isn’t so easily justified. On that note, if anyone out there feels like playing Santa Claus (except the tool companies—or their respective PR representatives—listed below), feel free to send me any or all of the items on my list.

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