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All About Stone Veneer

The steps required to protect your home from water damage—inside and out—when applying stone veneer.

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Choose the Right Rug for Your Space

A handy guide for choosing the right rug based on your room from World Market.

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All About Built-in Barbecue Pits

Anatomy of a simple brick, built-in BBQ.

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7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

How to add visual weight or interest to a bookcase with a solid-wood face frame.

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How to Install a Soapstone Countertop

As with any stone, soapstone needs a lot of support underneath it—the more surface area it rests on, the better. Gaps and voids underneath one section could put undue stress on the stone. So the first task in any soapstone countertop installation is lining up the cabinets so all the tops are even and the stone can lay flat without rocking.

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How to Build a Butcher-Block Island

The parts you'll need to build your own butcher-block island

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How to Build a Hidden Door

Diagram of what you will need to install a secret swinging door.

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From Blah Lawn to Backyard Rose Garden Paradise

In this garden plan, sandstone paths loop through the 30-by-40-foot area, defining beds of cottage-style plantings and widening into a patio. The fence, arbors, and pergola offer ample privacy, while the roses that cover them add color and fragrance.

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How to Build a Garden Gate

Here's our overview diagram of how to build a garden gate. Size your gate to the width of your path, allowing room for the postholes on either side. Our gate is unusually wide, at four feet, but you can easily adapt the cut list to a narrower size by adjusting the width of the horizontal pieces.

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All About Tin Ceilings

Anatomy of a tin tile ceiling: A metal ceiling is actually a system of closely matched components. | Field Panels: Cover the center of the ceiling. | Filler: Creates a low-profile border around field panels. | Cornice: Marks the transition from ceiling to wall.

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