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Closet Storage

Closet Storage

There was a waste of space inside a closet under a stairway that needed to be used for storage and to hold some entertainment componets. The back wall was removed (sheetrock, framing) new framing for...

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Design snapshot: Stair with flair

Design snapshot: Stair with flair

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a well-crafted Georgian stair.

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Sculpted Staircase Railing

Sculpted Staircase Railing

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I designed and built this sculpted staircase railing in a newly constructed house near Palmer, Alaska.  It's made of cherry and black walnut with glass panels.  Strips of cherry are bent on...

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Basement Addition Harper & Company Homes

Basement Addition Harper & Company Homes

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We completed this basement addition by excvating the crawl space beneath the existing home and adding a new foundation. The addition added over 1300 square feet to the house and provided the...

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winder stairs

winder stairs

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asked by customer to put the old winder stairs back... this was fun!

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How To Cut Tenons for Deck Rails with a Tablesaw

How To Cut Tenons for Deck Rails with a Tablesaw

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A round tenon is a solid way to secure a baluster to a deck railing. Chuck Miller shows how to make a simple jig to cut your own in this episode of "There's a Better Way."

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stair fix

stair fix

Stair landing fix.

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New Stair Railing

New Stair Railing

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This is a over-the-post design handrail. All parts, even the newel posts are bolted together.

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Jack helping us move the basement stairs

Jack helping us move the basement stairs

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 We got 2-year-old Jack, a Shetland Sheepdog, a month ago from a couple that could no longer keep him.  He is new at...

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding

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Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information.

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Carving a stair railing transition

Carving a stair railing transition

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Here's a way to make a rail fitting that's customized to your particular staircase.

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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

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This custom home was designed to reflect the feeling of a high-end mountain lodge.  The inside has so much millwork it's crazy.  We had 7 guys working 2 months on the interior trim alone.

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frumpy front and boring back porches get character-building makeover

frumpy front and boring back porches get character-building makeover

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This utilitarian Los Angeles area cottage had served its original owner well for over 50 years - but she decided it was due for some face-lifting.  In addition, it was determined...

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Trex deck w/glass rail

Trex deck w/glass rail

This is a Trex deck with glass railing that I just finished in October of 2009, I was still waiting for the custom glass railing on the stairs when I took these pictures and it snowed before I was...

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The Stairwell, Ross CA

The Stairwell, Ross CA

House build in 2007 from the ground up by Marin Master Builders. Stairway build by Alan and Harlan Honda. Wrap-around mahogany rail, tile risers and custom details make up this beautiful entry...

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ALLISONS BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ALLISON'S BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Renovate a small (10'-8" x 11'-8") existing bedroom in an 1,100 square foot, 1950's vacation house, into a flexible, multifunctional space with a unique identity for a 7 year old girl.  The...

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Festool wants to replace your table saw

Festool wants to replace your table saw

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Festool came in to the FHB offices last week to give us an opportunity to get up close and personal with a few of their newest tools. Bookmark the Toolhound blog in your internet browser to read more...

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Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

Entryway Staircase and Side Deck

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An entryway staircase and side deck project I built last year using TimberTech XLM decking and RadianceRail handrail components.  Multiple elevations, lots of handrail and decking angles...

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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