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Golden View

Golden View

Perched above the landscape, the home stretches across the hillside like an extended tree house. An abundance of natural light creates an interior atmosphere that complements many surfaces within the home.

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Seamless Gutters: A Permanent Solution to your Seeping worries

Seamless Gutters: A Permanent Solution to your Seeping worries

Installing a sectional gutter at your home is the initiation of a lifelong maintenance process. The process of fitting a sectional gutter to the roof is simple. However, considering the amount of...

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Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

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Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled? Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor as you walk down the hallway to your baby's bedroom? In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and squeak-free!

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Wood Floor Art: Blue Pine Spiral

Wood Floor Art: Blue Pine Spiral

The Blue Pine Swirl was inspired by the moon light that shines in this room every month. The pistol grip log was from the inital excavation of the home and was allowed to blue up before turning it...

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Marble Floor

Marble Floor

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When we had our house built, I asked the builder to put carpet in the foyer and the two front rooms on either side. He thought we were crazy because "nobody carpets the foyer," he said. However, we...

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Refinishing Floors Safely

Refinishing Floors Safely

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Refinishing floors is not inherently dangerous. Nonetheless, there are safety issues to consider.

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How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

How to Repair a Butchered Floor Joist

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There's no question the criticism is often undeserved, but plumbers nonetheless have a reputation for taking a recip saw to studs, joists, and rafters when they get in the way of supply and drain lines. The result, as Tackitybits has discovered, can be tough to fix.

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A Relaxing Retreat

A Relaxing Retreat

The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

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Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.

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Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job

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No, digitile is not a typo for digital, its just my (lame?) title for using digital tools to layout, plan, and quantity of materials for a recent floor tile project. Here I give a brief overview of the process I used... see what you think.

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Recycled Oak Arts and Crafts Floor

Recycled Oak Arts and Crafts Floor

I collected this flooring for 12 yrs from all the old homes I remodeled in Lake Forest il. Some of it was nailed with square nails.  

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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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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Century home kitchen renovation

Century home kitchen renovation

I live in a century home in a small town in Southwestern Ontario.  I knew when I moved in that the kitchen was small and dark, but loved the house and the in-town ravine lot.  I bought...

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Bedroom Bathroom

Bedroom Bathroom

Second Floor Bedroom Bathroom Addition; Simultaneous Erection of Masonry Wet-side and Wooden Dry-side; PEX Plumbing; Radiant In-floor Heat Hydronic Wet-side, Electric Dry-side.

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

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

This small master bathroom still had the original shower doors from the 1970’s!  Not only was this room ugly, but it was in desperate need of repair.  The original shower was cracked...

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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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Basketweave wood floor

Basketweave wood floor

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This is an entry floor I installed in place of carpet.  The light wood is maple and the dark accent spots are bloodwood, 5"x3/4" prefinished solid material.  I removed the carpet, laid a...

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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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