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Timber Framing, Post and Beam Construction

Timber framing is the traditional method to build a framework for building construction. Traditionally the timber framing uses large squared-off timbers to create large structures. The timbers are joined with each other using pegs. Since this building method has been used for many years around the world there are many styles for timber framing.…

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Added by Bert Sarkkinen on March 29, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Building a timber home in Australia

 

Timber homes date way back to Neolithic times and are still a common choice today. The craft got refined a lot over the time, but most of the principles remained untouched. Big number of Australians today choose to build a timber home. And there are no reasons not to – they are durable, sustainable and beautiful. So building a timber home is a great idea. If you have thought about it, make sure you keep reading and learn everything you are…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on March 10, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Remodeling ideas that will increase your house value

When thinking about selling their homes and increasing its overall value, the best option and a sure bet for people is to invest money in bathroom and kitchen remodeling. These two rooms always end up being the most important deciding point in the end when looking for interested buyers.

Start with walls…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on February 25, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Timber Handmade Dog Houses

A lot of commercial dog houses contain materials that can be quite toxic for your pet in the long run. Taking the time to make a home for your dog by using great natural materials can be quite rewarding.

 

Using the right type of wood can reduce your carbon footprint, and is environmentally friendly. By designing the size, shape and appearance of your dog house you can easily make something that is perfect for…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on January 6, 2016 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Career Opportunities

So very often we hear these days that there is a short supply of builders in the industry. It is also true when finding the right person who wants to make a career designing log and timber homes. Beaver Mountain is looking for that person...
Career Opportunities Designer Draftsperson

Beaver Mountain, the Northeast's premier custom-built cedar, log and timber home designer and producer since 1982, is…

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Added by JoAnn Drumm on December 22, 2015 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Turn Your Basement into a Media Room

Even if you are not crazy about watching movies, would you say that you won’t enjoy watching a movie in your own media room? Now, getting such a room will mean spending lots of money. However, you can start thinking about that unused space in the basement and take on the project yourself, and you may do this even on a tight…

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Added by Jovan Krstic on December 16, 2015 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Tips on Maintenance of Solid Wood Flooring

The durability and elegance of solid wood floors make them an intelligent choice a homeowner can make when it is time to decide what floor to choose. You have to take special care of your solid wood flooring from environmental threats and regular wear and tear. It is true that solid wood flooring needs special care, but it is worth the care and attention. A floor that is looked after well will remain in good condition for many years. In…

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Added by Mason White on December 16, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

Is Your Kitchen the Dirtiest Place in Your Home?

Mold simply adores wet areas and food particles it can feed on. It does not only give that bad smell to your kitchen, but there are also other reasons that have to urge you to remove mold immediately. As you prepare food daily, you spend lots of time there and constant exposure to mold can mean that you are at a greater risk of developing some health problems, such as asthma, wheezing, and…

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Added by Jovan Krstic on December 11, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

What are the Benefits of Post and Beam Construction?

All of us dream of owning a modern looking and spacious house that gets built in a short period of time. However, fitting all of this into a MEDIOCRE budget can somewhat prove to be a little difficult. So, what can a person do? A simple solution would be to use “Post and Beam Construction” to build your home. Post and beam is a general term for building homes with heavy timbers, which offer…

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Added by Bert Sarkkinen on December 10, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Moving Scams can be avoided

Not all moving companies can give you peace of mind and effective…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 4, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

5 Useful Ways to Sizzle your Small Kitchen

No matter where you are living, in a high rise apartment or a small space in some suburbs, a delightful kitchen is always on your wish-list. Small spaces sprain our minds a lot while designing or remodeling kitchen. Relax! You can follow these wonderful tips to sizzle it up.…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 4, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hiring Cleaning Services: Germ-free and Sanitized Offices

Office staff deserves to work in a clean environment. An office’s cleanliness or filthiness can make or mar the image of a company. Professional cleaning companies are skilled in properly cleaning, dusting, and sanitizing. There is much more to keeping an office clean than simply making sure everything is orderly. Cleaning experts know what to do in order to ensure a clean environment.…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 3, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments

French Country Decorations: Chic Home

Originating from the luminous fields and vineyards of France, French country decoration is famous worldwide. Because of its cool elegance, radiant splashes of colour, emphasis on picturesque and pastoral accessories, it has made itself a niche in the world of decorations. You can get this wonderful style for your home. The French country style has a pleasant and cosy feeling. Here is a guide on how to decorate your home in the…

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Added by Mason White on December 2, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

Finding The Right Tools For The Job

 

If you are a DIY fanatic, then you know what having the proper tools means. DIY people will try to fix or make anything themselves, even if it would be cheaper for them to buy a brand new product, or have a professional fix it for them. And it can be really frustrating if you start a job, and find out that you do not have all the necessary tools to finish up. Here are some very useful tools that you should have in your possession, locked and loaded for…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on November 27, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Landscaping Strategies for Homeowners With a Pool

Landscaping is a good way of blending your swimming pool with the exterior décor. There are many ways of doing this. However, there are four key considerations you need to make when landscaping around your pool. These are privacy, convenience, beauty and safety.…

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Added by Heather Roberts on November 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Preparing Your Roof For Winter

The winter presents a rather great challenge for homeowners in their pursuit of maintaining their roofs. This is because with winter the roof is pelted and ridden by snow repeatedly and for long periods. Therefore, it is essential to stay informed and focused on the best available strategies that will assist you to not only preserve your roof from wear and color fading but also to ensure it…

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Added by Heather Roberts on November 11, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Maintaining Staircases in Period Houses

A beautiful old staircase in a period house adds to the charm of living in it. But feeling privileged about it is just not enough. A period staircase requires maintenance and care.To keep their its beauty intact and well-maintained, make sure that you use suitable ways to deal with its natural wear and tear.…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 7:06am — No Comments

Raise Employee Morale: Create an Aesthetically-attractive Office

Is it right to put a software engineer and salesperson in the same office environment and expect them to work well? No, that’s not the case. Both will end up being disengaged and frustrated about their work conditions. This can be detrimental for their productivity and well-being. Using a uniform office design to place various departments and employees can backfire hitting the productivity hard. Its…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

Window Treatments – An ultimate gift for your house this Christmas

This Christmas you can give your home a new makeover by installing smart window treatments. Who can resist the options for amazing…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 1:58am — No Comments

Home Improvements that Require Permits

When you make home improvements, you often come to wonder whether the project will require permission from the local authorities. It is hard to guises just by looking at the building plan. You need to check with your city government whether a permit is really necessary. Not to mention, sometimes there are certain restrictions when it comes to building and structural changes, so if you want your home makeover to go smoothly, you need to be familiar with these things. To see which home…

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Added by Edna Thomson on October 27, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

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