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Back to that custom engineered job we've been discussing (see Part 1 and Part 2)... After going back and forth with my client and Oshkosh considering different wood species, we finally had a...
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This, too, will pass ... so to speak. I had to take some time off to get a kidney stone removed, not the best thing to do but not the worst thing to do, either. Thanks to so many people who emailed,
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I recently visited a home worth more than $1 million in Heritage Hills, a gated community in Lone Tree, Colo., just south of Denver. Before they moved in, the out-of-state homeowners hired a general...
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Less than a month ago, I was in Mexico City training a huge group of contractors, installers and floor company owners. Back here at home I just experienced (again) one aspect of our trade that I...
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Back to that complicated engineered job from last time… Some areas called for border work, so we started out with the layout. There are the tools I use for layout on concrete where it is hard to...
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One hundred and ninety-six… One hundred and ninety-six… One hundred and ninety-six… Holy cow!!! Did he just say that?! The look my fellow regional instructor Jon Namba had in his eyes...
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Trying to keep up with myself is hard at times, out and about and back again. As you’ve read from me before, we spend a lot of time dealing with crawl space concerns. It seems like every summer I...
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If you recall from my last post, I needed to help James re-sand a maple floor I messed up. We worked last week together; both of us got together and came up with the plan. The plan? We will not step...
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Most people would refer to the house we are working on as “high-end.” Why? I don’t know. It’s just big and expensive. Nothing is solid, square, flat or parallel. Oh, and the entire house has...
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Auto dealers work hard at it, resorts and hotel chains do it well, and cruise lines do it VERY well. What are we talking about? I'm speaking of "the customer experience.” So much time can be...
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