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Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

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Learn an old carpenter's trick for getting a sheet of sandpaper to last. All it takes is two folds and a quick slice with a knife.

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Painting balusters before installation

Painting balusters before installation

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If you need to paint multiple balusters prior to installation, here's a simple solution that worked for me.  I drove nails through a small piece of plywood so the nails were showing when I...

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Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

Attention Contractors: Your Lead-Paint Certification Deadline is Approaching

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Plan to repair or renovate a house that was built before 1978? If so, you’ll need to follow some new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here's what you need to know...

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Save Your Old Paint

Save Your Old Paint

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Save valuable leftover paint without the danger that it will gluck up your walls

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Theater Kitchenette

Theater Kitchenette

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This is a small kitchen I designed and built this year for a customer in Newport, RI.  It is part of their basement to media room conversion. The cabinets are poplar plywood construction, poplar...

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Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

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Help me determine why this recently painted exterior section of my home is growing black mold

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Spray-painting screwheads

Spray-painting screwheads

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In response to Emma Kirk's innovative way of painting screw heads (FHB #206, Nov 2009), I'd like to offer the following method which I have used numerous times that I feel is easier and more...

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caulking tool

caulking tool

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When I'm caulking I always need something to tool the caulk with besides my finger. It has to be bendable, but stiff enough to hold its shape, shapeable with my finger as I'm pulling the line...

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An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

An Efficient Way to Paint Doors

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This simple setup uses a couple of sawhorses, some long screws, and a few pieces of plywood to make a spinner for supporting a door while it is painted.

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Whats the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers

What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers

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Solvent-free strippers might not be as aggressive as solvent-based products, but they do work and are much safer.

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Corrosion-Resistant Paint

Corrosion-Resistant Paint

Polyvinylidene fluorides, or PVDFs, are acknowledged in the industry as the best resins for coating metal.

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How to Remove Paint From a House

How to Remove Paint From a House

Learn how to remove paint using hand scrapers, power scrapers, chemical strippers, and heat.

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1970s Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Bathroom Renovation (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

This bathroom was straight from the 1970’s!  Not only was it ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original tub / shower was cracked, flaking apart and leaking.  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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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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Livingroom makeover

Livingroom makeover

100 y/o old was remodelled 20+ years ago with lots of paneling that was "in" at the time, I guess.  Fireplace was just a cinderblock opening.  Woodwork was very very dark.  We stripped...

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Main Line Mess Made Nice

Main Line Mess Made Nice

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Too old and too ugly.  This kitchen was the most dramatic transformation I have seen.

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Top 10 Green Building Products

Top 10 Green Building Products

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BuildingGreen LLC, publisher of Environmental Building News and GreenSpec Directory, announced what they consider the 10 most exciting new products of the year.

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Wine Cellar and Tasting Room

Wine Cellar and Tasting Room

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This is Phase II of our basement project. We built the wine cellar and constructed the wine racks from a kit. We designed the cellar around a mahogany wine buffet we found at Costco for $500. We...

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1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel continued....

1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel continued....

This is a typical bungalow in one of our older parts of town; 2 bedroom, 1 bath @ 830 sq. ft. with basement and detached garage. We are still at finishes stage and will post more interior pictures...

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