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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise.

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Coved Addition

Coved Addition

We were commissioned to remove a 1970's family room that had been poorly grafted onto a classic 1920's house and replace it with an architecturally appropriate addition. Coved ceilings and rich...

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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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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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mobile carpenters workshop

mobile carpenters workshop

they have a workshop slide show of this on woodmagazine.com. But its really meant for building and remodeling houses! Its small when its closed. everything locks up tight so I use it like a gang box...

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NAHB v. Lead Paint Test Rule, Chesapeake Bay TMDL

NAHB v. Lead Paint Test Rule, Chesapeake Bay TMDL

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The association wants a lead-paint test kit approved before the “dust-wipe” rule is enforced; it also joins a lawsuit to block implementation of Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load regulations

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Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Considering all the whiz-bang capabilities SketchUp has to offer, it's easy to overlook how helpful it can be for basic tasks. This episode shows how to calculate accurate (extremely precise, actually) square-up dimensions for any type of layout work with the "Cliculator".

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Author Gets Last Laugh.

Author Gets Last Laugh.

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I'm not whining but I've been maligned

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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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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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Fly ash deck planks

Fly ash deck planks

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh brother…how much can these guys at Fine Homebuilding tell us about synthetic decking?” Well, at least one more thing, apparently. But first a...

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1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel.......demo

1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel.......demo

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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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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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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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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1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel

1930 Circa Bungalow Remodel

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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Circa:1680 Colonial Farm House on Long Island, NY

Circa:1680 Colonial Farm House on Long Island, NY

I purchased an historic circa:1680 farm house in Cold Spring Harbor, LI, NY (50 minutes from Manhatten) that no one else would take on. It sat vacant for a very long while. It took me...

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