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Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

Safe Stairway to Above-Garage Storage

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After living in several homes with less-than-friendly attic storage stairways, I decided to make access easier by enlarging opening to accomodate full-sized door and wide enough stairway with a safe...

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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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Make Stress-Relief Cuts for Stronger Stair Stringers

Make Stress-Relief Cuts for Stronger Stair Stringers

 If you're cutting stair stringers out of two-by stock, you could make both of your saw cuts right to the intersection and hope you don't over cut and weaken the stringer, but there's a better way.  

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Hidden Door House

Hidden Door House

I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph.

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Blalacks Bamboo Custom Fences

Blalack's Bamboo Custom Fences

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Black 1" bamboo with 1x deck boards at my home in Galveston, TX

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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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A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

A recent complete remodel along Lake Michigan

This project involved a complete gutting of the interior and a reshaping of the exterior. We opened up the first floor by moving the stairs and defining the rooms with the ceiling details. We added a...

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Stair-side Bookcases

Stair-side Bookcases

Stairs are great for coming and going, but these stair-side bookcases turn under-used stairwell walls into a library. It's a great place to linger and browse.

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Deck Stair Layout 101

Deck Stair Layout 101

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Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs.

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Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position.

Balcony / Library Ladder that can be stored in a horizontal position.

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This is what I call a "balcony ladder". It is similar to the library ladders of old.    The hinge is made from 2" brass rail parts. The steps are held in place with 1/4" solid brass rod that is...

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Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

Hidden Doors, Secret Rooms, and the Hardware that makes it possible!

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Everyone loves a house with hidden door or secret rooms, but these are tricky details to pull off successfully. Here are a few of my recent projects with hidden doors and my favorite hardware to accomplish these works of craftsmanship.

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Is Your Future Sketchy?

Is Your Future Sketchy?

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A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy.

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Generations

Generations

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I wrote a little essay about an experience I had while my first grandson was arriving. I thought you all might like it.

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Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

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The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper...

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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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Sustainable Temporary Stairs

Sustainable Temporary Stairs

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New product - temporary stair-system can be re-used over and over. It's safe, elegant and fool-proof.

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Rustic Stairway

Rustic Stairway

The structure of this stair is simplicity itself. A massive Aspen log spans diagonally from basement slab to the floor framing above. The log was notched to accept thick Walnut treads, which...

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Walnut Stairway with Scalloped Stringers

Walnut Stairway with Scalloped Stringers

This striking stairway was created from a neglected stack of walnut boards, milled & set to dry in the family's barn 20 years before by the grandfather. Timbergreen Farm was hired to design & install...

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Vintage Stair Recreated

Vintage Stair Recreated

This vintage style stairway is made from salvaged newel posts, with one more recreated to match.  Carpentry by Bruce Hamachek of Spring Green, Wisconsin.

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The Professors House

The Professor's House

A University of Oregon professor designed her family home to respect its steep, natural setting.

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