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Bye-Bye Construction Loan, Hello Mortgage

by Profile from Bare Hill Barn House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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I have to admit, I'm stunned. I had concocted this brilliant offensive stragegy in my head that I was going to lay on the "faceless names" at the Bank. I had all my most cogent arguments crafted and ready to lay on them concerning why they should deem Bare Hill Barn "complete" and release the remainder of our loan. I was not terribly optimistic. At least I had hoped that MAYBE they would cut

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STUCK without a “green” adhesive

by Jeff Gallo from 5ive  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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One thing that many of our subcontractors could not find and use during our construction was a non-toxic adhesive (i.e. for floors, cabinets). We finally found one, though. A few months after construction ended, Jeff found OSI Green Series multi-purpose [...]

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Back in business.

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Our office has for some reason or another been the unlucky space of our house. An early change in elevation on the plans resulted in the first set of floor trusses being to tall to align with the stairs. We caught this early and it was corrected by using a SIPs panel for the flooring. [...]

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We will return shortly to our regularly scheduled programming

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Computer problems, school, work, and childrearing have put a dent in blogging as of [...]

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Betsky, Kipnis, Mau, Ryan, Nicholson Exploring Design in Chicago. Feb. 17 roundtable. Feb 18 Betsky lecture.

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:53 AM
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Click on the poster to make it larger.It could be the event of the year in Chicago. See you [...]

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Hiring the hit men

by a.times.4 (Alana and Alex on Agatha in Agave) from atimes4  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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Well, we could go shopping for a new, large flat screen tv....but we are buying a new house color instead.<br /><br />Totally worth it.<br /><br />Julie promised to get the boys ready with their paint rollers as soon as the check [...]

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SIP Quote Update for 100K House

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I am heading out the door now for a weekend getaway but have a quick update on SIP quotes for the project. I have received quotes from four of the seven companies I requested bids from. I have agreed not to disclose exact pricing from each vendor at this time so for now I will [...]

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Rafael Moneo said

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:46 AM
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When architects realize that a building masters its own life, their approach to design is different. It changes radically. Our personal concerns become secondary, and the final reality of the building becomes the authentic aim of our work. It is the [...]

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Last Friday, I Surfed.

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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And today I saw this and......went to work thinking about last Friday. Twenty feet at 14 seconds with wind straight on-shore at 25 MPH. Big and messy. For scale, the jetty in the background is several thousand feet long; one of the biggest I have ever [...]

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compacta all-in-one kitchen island from artificio

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:47 AM
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I’ve always loved the this idea: a refrigerator, stove, sink and pantry all contained in a single modular unit. The all-acrylic Compacta from the Spanish company Artificio recently debuted at Casadecor Barcelona 2007. I can see myself having one of these.

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