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You might be surprised to learn that more tornadoes hit the United States than any other country in the world … Texas has more tornadoes than any other state … I live in Texas … and we have a tornado shelter in the Cottonwood modern project I have been working on.

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Today we are taking a look at the Isokern wood burning fireplaces on the Cottonwood Modern residence. There are four all-together and are assembled from a kit of parts and are surprisingly affordable considering how well they work.

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Cottonwood Modern

Bob Borson —  January 14, 2013 — 15 Comments

Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the structural pool, mahogany soffits, and a few other items of interest.

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Refinishing Concrete Floors

Bob Borson —  December 3, 2012 — 34 Comments

Grinding and polishing my concrete floors technically started as an idea 4 years ago … but the time to do this properly came, and I’m not sure I was completely prepared for what that meant.

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Sometimes the best laid plans don’t work out – even when you have a good reason for every decision, you just don’t get it right.

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It’s only been a week but there is a lot that has happened … including a hit to the contingency fund. Twice.

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A small but compacted renovation is underway at Life of an Architect World Headquarters

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