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Building code changes can have unintended consequences

Years ago when I worked in the development industry, I asked another developer what his secret was. He was convinced that the single most important number was what people could afford per month; if interest rates went up, he would shrink the homes. If construction costs went up, the square …

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DIY Chunky Solid Wood Nightstand Tutorial + Building Plan

Hey there Remodelaholics! Scott here with Saws on Skates back again to make some more sawdust with you. This time we’re building a solid wood nightstand – no plywood in this baby! This nightstand features angled legs, a storage shelf and a deep drawer for lots of storage. Window/door casing …

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How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver

A few years ago TreeHugger reviewed Emily Talen’s wonderful book CITY RULES: How Regulations Affect Urban Form and learned how rules are what make cities. I noted that “It makes totally clear that architects and designers don’t determine how small or big or what form to make our houses, the …

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