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Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

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For a very small office, I installed a horizontal bookcase at the top of the wall to provide more usable space.

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Accurate marks on any material

Accurate marks on any material

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On some materials - glass, tile, metal, and PVC for instance - a carpenters pencil just won't cut it. Here are your options for leaving a mark on those hard-to-write surfaces

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Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?

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To repair or replace the windows on your antique home? Before you make your final decision, read the article by Rob Yagid.

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adding a living room and deck

adding a living room and deck

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Our little house was only 435 sqare feet after the living room was added it is 800 square feet with a great deck out the front My tip is don't start redoing your house in the winter LOL With thanks...

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Fireplace makeover

Fireplace makeover

Face lift for a seventy's era white brick fireplace using manufactured stone. the mantle is made from quarter sawn oak that was once a an old bedframe.

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Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

Ask the EPA About the New Lead Paint Remodeling Law

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Thanks to the kind folks at the EPA you can now get an answer to your questions regarding the new requirement directly from them (well, through me). So post your question in the comments section below and I’ll get a response from the EPA.

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Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

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Get suction on demand with this easy and inexpensive retrofit.

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Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Sustainable cabinetry, quartz counters, cork flooring.

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Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Modern Makeover - The Exterior

Acrylic Stucco, Redwood Siding, New Windows and Doors, Repitched Roof and Garage to Carport conversion. Reclaimed Redwood Shade Structure

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Modern Makeover - The Living Room

Modern Makeover - The Living Room

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Remodeled Living Room - added fireplace, sustainable cabinetry, new doors and windows.  Reframed roof to increase ceiling height, finished concrete slab.

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Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

By grabbing a few extra feet from the adjacent laundry room and opening the kitchen up to the dining area, we were able to realize some dramatic changes to this negleted kitchen.  Sustainable...

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Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

Secure Old Plaster in a Pinch

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Don't let sagging plaster get you down. If you're in a pinch, you can secure it with an item from your plumber's tool kit

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Restorer to the rescue

Restorer to the rescue

Cabinetmaker's renovation brings a kitchen back better than it ever was.

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Snake wire through old walls

Snake wire through old walls

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Don’t let narrow wall cavities filled with plaster prevent you from running new wires

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Easy Pick Up Trick for Spilt Screws

Easy Pick Up Trick for Spilt Screws

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Don’t cry over spilt screws. Save time and your fingertips with this clever pick-up trick

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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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Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

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It doesn't taste as good as shellfish but it makes better miters

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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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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