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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

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This 3-1/2-minute video demonstrates what you can get done in 10 hours if you invite all of your family and friends.

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US Home Construction Industry Jumps in July

US Home Construction Industry Jumps in July

Signs that the construction industry has left its slump and is propelling itself forward into new prosperity are to be welcomed – and news that the US home building industry expanded in July is one...

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Lake Arrowhead Cabin

Lake Arrowhead Cabin

A high quality, low maintenance window was the best fit for this vacation home.

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Spring Chimney Maintenance

Spring Chimney Maintenance

Living through a cold and snowy upstate New York winter sometimes makes me wonder why I did not move south years ago. This winter was particularly cold and long, but finally it is June and the winter...

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APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses

APA Reports on Installation of Raised-Heel Trusses

Free download describes the use of structural paneling instead of 2x blocking when installing these increasingly common roof trusses.

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Backyard Shed

Backyard Shed

Our backyard shed.

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Build a Simple Shingle-Cutting Bench from Scrap Wood

Build a Simple Shingle-Cutting Bench from Scrap Wood

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If you need to cut some starter strips for asphalt shingles, you could drop to your knees and just cut them right there on the ground out of the bundle, but there's a better way.       If you need to cut some starter strips for asphalt shingles, you could drop to your knees and just cut them right there on the ground out of the bundle, but there's a better way.

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Does a Roof Need a Ridge Vent?

Does a Roof Need a Ridge Vent?

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Most roofs on new houses seem to have continuous ridge vents, which have largely replaced the louvered gable vents commonly installed a generation ago. But what about a house that already has gable vents? When it needs a new roof, should it get a ridge vent at the same time?

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How to Insulate a Flat Roof

How to Insulate a Flat Roof

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Atlanta architect Scott West designs a lot of contemporary houses with flat roofs, and he's looking for advice on the best way of insulating them. There are a variety of options, but at least one reader wonders whether he should junk the flat roof plan in favor of something else.

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Backyard Cat Ranch

Backyard Cat Ranch

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My mother-in-law, who owns 6 cats, asked me if there was anything I could build so her cats could enjoy the outdoors and still remain perfectly safe. After going over several ideas, the "Cat Ranch"...

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Garden shed In Gray, Maine

Garden shed In Gray, Maine

Shed part is 12x11 with 9' walls, wood shed part is 8x11 with 8' walls which holds 4 cord of wood

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CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers

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Question: What do each of these carpentry disciplines have in common; millwork, windows, cabinets, doors and stairs? Answer: In the not-to-distant past, each of these tasks was performed on-site by highly skilled carpenters. New applications of digital capabilities assure more change is inevitable as shown here with CNC fabrication of complex roof-framing assemblies.

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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A Talk With The Home Depots Vice President of Pro Business

A Talk With The Home Depot's Vice President of Pro Business

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The market view from The Home Depot’s national perspective and how the chain has changed to serve its contractor clients better. Plus, an introduction to The Home Depot’s free online estimating program and aerial job-site maps—you’ll never get up on a roof to measure it again.

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Using pneumatic nailers

Using pneumatic nailers

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Pneumatic nailers can greatly expedite a roofing installation. Here are a few tips that will help you use them correctly.

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A 3D Apprenticeship: Day Two

A 3D Apprenticeship: Day Two

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For an apprentice, building a set of sawhorses is a great way to learn use of basic tools to mark, measure and cut. It can teach a 3D modeller equally worthwhile skills. On "Day Two" of this three part series, learn how to make angled legs for simple sawhorses. (Sorry, I inserted the wrong video link when this post first went public. The correct "Day Two" video is linked now)

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Spraying Polyurethane Foam over an Existing Roof

Spraying Polyurethane Foam over an Existing Roof

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Spray foam isn't just used for insulation--it can also be used for roofing.

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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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