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“You can’t eat your house and have it too.”

What does that even mean?
It has to do with quantity and quality and the effort it takes to have both.

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If you think you want a modern style residence, you had better know what a level 5 finish means … and then get it. Dry wall finish levels explained and illustrated to help make it clear what they are, and why you want a level 5 finish.

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While 2014 isn’t technically over yet, it isn’t going to stop me from looking back at all the articles I wrote over the year to see which ones represented the very best that 2014 had to offer.

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Weekly Job Site Meetings

Bob Borson —  October 27, 2014 — 29 Comments

I know I’ve said before that meetings are a complete waste of time – but this doesn’t count job site meetings … those meetings are like being part of a non-secret secret club!

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There is a huge visual difference between how wood is cut. Architects and designers should know the difference between rift, quarter, and plain sawn wood. Do you?

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Modern Residential Framing

Bob Borson —  September 4, 2014 — 29 Comments

The use of steel and framing techniques like these really goes a long way into creating the drama that people frequently associate with modern residential design.

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A look at the designer of one of the winning 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Levente Skulteti – designer of the Red Ball Playhouse. Take a look at his winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos for an amazing playhouse.

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