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Shangralage

Shangralage

When we bought our 1913 foursquare house, we knew the first order of business had to be replacing the garage. I needed a place to store my vehicles, and we also needed a workshop to handle some of...

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Choose between Wood and Composite to Make Your Custom Deck

Choose between Wood and Composite to Make Your Custom Deck

Creating a deck area is a major home renovation project. Materials vary widely in terms of looks, durability, and cost. To go with wood or composite decking is among the most common dilemmas. This...

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Lyme Guesthouse

Lyme Guesthouse

Conceived initially as a simple pool house for guests, this “modern barn” developed into a serene retreat that takes advantage of its dramatic riverside location.

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Nucedar Siding-Channel Rustic

Nucedar Siding-Channel Rustic

This past summer 2013 we resided the house with Nucedar's Channel Rustic siding.  The house was stripped down to the studs reinsulated with Roxul's R23 Comfortbatt covered by 3/4 inch exterior ply...

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How to Remove and Replace a Section of Vinyl Siding

How to Remove and Replace a Section of Vinyl Siding

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All it takes is a few minutes and a few simple tools to get access for repairs or modifications to a wall covered in this popular cladding.

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Backyard Shed

Backyard Shed

Our backyard shed.

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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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Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project

Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project

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Accurate wall layout and construction are key to building this sturdy shed project. Get insight into basic wall framing layout and assembly procedures using a SketchUp shed model to understand how plates, studs, headers and cripples become the supporting structure for the roof, siding, door and window.

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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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Modern Hardie Siding Details w/ Exterior Rigid Foam

Modern Hardie Siding Details w/ Exterior Rigid Foam

In this video I'll show you some modern hardie siding details we used to overcome the issues encountered with exterior rigid foam installation.

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Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing A Recessed Window using Liquid Tyvek

Flashing a recessed window is tricky, this new product from DuPont Tyvek called Fluid Applied (Liquid Tyvek!) makes the process much simpler. In this jobsite video we will take you through the steps to form a water tight, air tight, and vapor permeable window install.

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 After the Hurricane: How to Repair the Damage to Siding, Windows, and Roofing

After the Hurricane: How to Repair the Damage to Siding, Windows, and Roofing

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We've assembled this collection of videos and article to help people rebuild in the wake of superstorm Sandy

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I cant install this - Poka-Yoke on the job site

"I can't install this" - Poka-Yoke on the job site

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How do you prevent job site mistakes? The Japanese Management Technique of Poka-Yoke of course! See how I use this principle on my jobs to ensure we don't cover up a mistake that could cause problems years down the line. -Matt Risinger

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How to Apply a Weathered Finish to New Wood Siding

How to Apply a Weathered Finish to New Wood Siding

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Don't wait for siding repairs to blend in naturally; Chuck Miller has found a great way to make unfinished wood weather quickly

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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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Cedar Siding Art

Cedar Siding Art

    While I've worked as a carpenter handyman for many years, this was my first decorative siding project. I call him, "The Giant at the Back Door".  I've gotten so much positive feedback from...

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Should vinyl siding be installed over furring strips?

Should vinyl siding be installed over furring strips?

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As builders and homeowners get more energy-savvy, they often choose an exterior wall assembly that includes rigid foam insulation over the sheathing, followed by furring strips and then the siding. But is this technique appropriate for vinyl siding?

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How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

How to Paint Fiber-Cement Siding

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Painter Jim Lacey shares some tips for caulking and painting fiber-cement siding.

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The Hazel River Cabin

The Hazel River Cabin

See how one architect successfully transformed a historic 1794 toll keeper's log cabin into a unique, modern home.

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