How To Install A Decorative Cupola

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Cupola I love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of their salt have a functional cupola an most of them. I had the opportunity to rebuild an 80 to 100 year old cupola in historic Concord, Ma…

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How To Build A Pool Changing Room

By Robert Robillard

Pool Changing Room with Repurposed Materials Pool sheds come in all sizes from basic to ultra-elaborate. I have a pool, but not enough property to build a pool house on. I mean how frustrating, I’m a skilled carpenter and I can’t build a pool shed for my own pool. Re-Purposing Construction Materials After building a…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space

By Robert Robillard

Planning An Outdoor Living Space: When entertaining the favorite hangout in my home always seemed to be the kitchen. There seems to be a magnetic pull to the kitchen, especially when my wife is in there entertaining the crowd with her culinary skills and great sense of humor.  A sense of humor, I might add,…

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Bosch European Small Scale Kitchen Designs

By Robert Robillard

Small Scale Kitchen Appliance Designs Probably the biggest remodeling challenge, and reward, is transforming a worn, outdated space into a purposeful, unobtrusive, efficient and enjoyable space. That’s probably why I’ve always admired and respected Bosch as a tool manufacturer and a kitchen appliance brand. Let’s face it, there’s no disputing their longstanding heritage in quality…

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Bathroom Trends

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Design Trends According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report, contemporary designs top the list. Top designers also note that nearly all bathroom amenities are also on the rise. This includes features like steam showers, frameless shower enclosures, sound systems, unique tiles, low flow toilets/fixtures and…

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Common Mortar Joint Profiles

By Jeff Williams

Common Mortar Joint Profiles Next time you’re out and about take a look at the masonry buildings near where you work and live. Do the mortar joints disappear into the brick and stone or do they contribute to the look of the facade? Are they recessed from the surface or are they proud of the…

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Crown Molding Shelf

By Robert Robillard

Crown Molding Shelves Secured with a French Cleat Crown molding shelves have become more and more popular these days to display nick knacks and pictures.  Building a Crown molding shelf can intimidate many people only because of the miter cuts needed to return the crown molding to the wall. I like to make my crown…

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How To Build A Torsion Box Bookcase Seat

By Robert Robillard

Using Airplane Technology to Build Bookcases When designing an aircraft, it’s all about finding lightweight and strong material that is stiff enough to withstand the exceptional forces under which it has to operate. Durability is an important factor especially when the wings come into play.  Aerodynamic forces not only bend the wing, they also twist…

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