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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

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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Whats the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers

What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers

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Solvent-free strippers might not be as aggressive as solvent-based products, but they do work and are much safer.

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Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

We bought a disaster of a house, which had been partially renovated, but partially gutted as well. The kitchen was the focus, which had floors 2-inches out of level, sagging beams, and old wiring and...

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Spiral stairway replacement

Spiral stairway replacement

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My new (to me) home ('80s vintage) was everything I wanted. It even had room for a full sized pool table in the 15 x 30 loft. But there was a useless narrow metal spiral stairway leading to it. Even...

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Total home renovation from weeping shutters to sunny Craftsman

Total home renovation from weeping shutters to sunny Craftsman

Our project is our home that we are currently in the painful process of renovating. It's an original 1950's era bungalow that had no less than four wildly different additions all clad in horrible...

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Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

After our house was featured in Fine Homebuilding (February) we've had requests to see our floor plan. For those interested this page shows the working plan - minus dimensions & notes - from...

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Covered Deck

Covered Deck

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I built this deck on our house during the summer of 2008.  I had help from family and friends, but the bulk of the work was done on my own.  The framing for the deck is pressuretreated...

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From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time: Updated Kitchen Photos

From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time: Updated Kitchen Photos

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My wife and I have nearly finished our kitchen. This is an important room for us since we love to cook. After a year of preparing meals on a butcher block counter-top seated on an open substructure...

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Mortise and Tenon, custom turned and carved mahogany deck railing (no fasteners used)

Mortise and Tenon, custom turned and carved mahogany deck railing (no fasteners used)

This railing was built in the fall of 2005 to replace a rotted railing on an existing fir deck. The client was planning on doing an ipe or maranti deck in the near future but needed to replace the...

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Home Away From Home Compact and Efficient

Home Away From Home Compact and Efficient

Combining two lots on a 700 acre lake in Central Illinois.  Full custom house from start to finish incluidng the lot development and landscaping.  Utilizng every bit of space in the home...

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From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time

From Washington to Maine: Building A House for the First Time

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In April 2007 my wife and I, both in our thirties, left our home town of Point Roberts, Washington and moved across country to the small town of Belfast, Maine. With little construction experience...

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Porch Stairs

Porch Stairs

Some friends asked me to replace the bouncy stairs leading up to their front porch. I used three PT 2x12s for stringers, pre-primed FJ 1x10 for the risers (I made cove molding with the...

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Ski House Renovation

Ski House Renovation

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This Vermont vacation house was originally split into two dwellings—a three-bedroom house with an additional rental apartment in the basement. After a full renovation, the two units were...

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