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  • Stay-at-Home Basement Transformation

    Space. We all need more of it in our homes. Especially now, since we’re spending more time quarantined in our houses as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Homeowner Keith Early felt the same way. Earlier this year...

    • Posted June 11, 2020
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    A Wood Frame Wall is More than A Collection of Studs, Some Advice

    After over a decade as a Scout, one of our sons, Chris, will soon achieve Boy Scout’s highest rank, Eagle. The road to Eagle has been exciting, challenging and rewarding – for both father and son. In...

    • Posted August 1, 2016
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  • Projects: Make A Low Cost Cornice Box

    Light and airy is our favorite way to decorate because it adds size to a small room, and anyway, a brighter room is generally a happier one. Having said that, we also agree that variety is the...

    • Posted March 11, 2016
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  • Landscaping & Gardening: Building A Trellis

    Basking in the sun might be perfect while on vacation or when trying to “catch some rays” poolside. On the contrary, “baking” in the sun is no fun whether you are on a tropical island or in...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • On Manufactured Wood

    Today, we cut timber to produce furniture, flooring, paper, packaging and lumber for housing. As needs increase, we use up trees faster than they can reproduce naturally. The result is forests worldwide are disappearing at an alarming...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • Handrails: Where and Why You Need them in a Home

    In spite of being in the construction business for over two decades, we still marvel at the splendor of newly completed home or remodel. We find ourselves like a couple of kids admiring a just completed model...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • How Long Will Your Applicances Last?

    Regardless of how perfect your home was when you purchased it, sooner or later everything will need replacing. Assuming the job was done right the first time and routine maintenance is performed, the home is bound to...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Building A Deck To Last

    Anyone who has ever built a deck can attest to the satisfaction derived by a job well done. Moreover, a deck surrounded by lush landscaping can transform a poorly utilized section of barren land into an outdoor...

    • Posted August 23, 2015
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  • Homes of the Future – Here Today

     The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is – without a doubt – the most widely covered trade show in the world. Jam packed exhibits filled three mammoth halls and most attendees set their sites on those companies...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Tricks For Nailing Your Home Improvement Projects

    Nailing may not be an exact science, but knowing a few tricks can certainly make light work of an otherwise difficult building task. There are three basic types of nailing. Face-nailing, end-nailing and toenailing. Face nailing is...

    • Posted July 20, 2015
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