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Transformation of the Week

Transformation of the Week

The Gatehouse - Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

Mesquite Hardwood Floor Install - Tips & tricks from a wood geek

This Mesquite Hardwood floor is stunning and this video will show you the start-to-finish process. I've included some tips from a geeky Custom Builder that you won't find anywhere else.

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Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review

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I'm a hardware geek, and I think hardware can make or break a house. Here's what I think about Accurate's full mortise pocket door hardware.

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How to repair that dent in your hard wood

How to repair that dent in your hard wood

Have you ever dented a cabinet or a any hard wood material? All you have to do is heat up a clothes iron and get a damp rag ready. Once the iron is hot, just place the damp rag over the "dent" and...

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New porch for a Seattle Tudor revival

New porch for a Seattle Tudor revival

This porch had been sorely maintained, and poorly done up with rails while the original roof, though still in decent condition, was unfortunately too small.  We demolished the old roof and floor...

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Remodel of the Week - Week #11

Remodel of the Week - Week #11

Exterior facelift gives this home an updated look with quality siding and windows.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #10

Remodel of the Week - Week #10

Dramatic transformation of an uninspired split-level into an extraordinary home- Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Remodel of the Week - Week #9

Enhanced the curb appeal of this 60's ranch and protect the entrance from the weather.

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Remodel of the Week - Week #7

Remodel of the Week - Week #7

Family restaurant coming back stronger then ever after being destroyed by fire.

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Renovated mid-century fireplace

Renovated mid-century fireplace

Rather than demolish and recreate a new fireplace, the existing brickwork was repointed to minimize the vertical grout joints. The brickwork was then painted with a two tone paint scheme, using a...

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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BUDDY our mascot!

"BUDDY" our mascot!

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Buddy is now 11 years old and has been coming to work with me since he was a puppy. He follows me all over the job site and makes sure he always has a comfortable spot to rest.

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Classic Fireplaces

Classic Fireplaces

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These three fireplaces have been created by Rehab Revival Custom Carpentry of Philadelphia. Rehab Revival focuses in the classic styles of carpentry. These three different stylesallrepresent...

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Remodel of the Week - Week #1

Remodel of the Week - Week #1

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Late 19th century schoolhouse remodeled as a residence - Showcased in Marvin's Remodelers Gallery

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Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

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Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled.

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Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

Wood Siding - Best Practice Installation Method

You don't see much real wood siding on houses anymore, but wood can be a durable (and beautiful) option if we take the care to install it correctly. In this video I'll show you the tricks to a wood siding installation that will set you up for decades of beauty for your home.

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The Trade-Offs of Downsizing

The Trade-Offs of Downsizing

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n this "Feedback" article, homeowner Marilyn Widner writes about how she and her husband moved from the 3000-sq.-ft. home where they had lived for 26 years and into a new 800-sq.-ft. cottage in the backyard.

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National Architecture Week

National Architecture Week

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Celebrating the Power of Design with a Beautiful Bungalow Remodel by Moore Architects

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Boat House Reno/ rebuild

Boat House Reno/ rebuild

additional write up in first post on my page

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