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Project of the Week – Danish Barn

Location: Ry, Denmark Architect: Christoffersen & Weiling Architects Photography: Tina Stephansen
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Thinking Inside the Box

Bring the Warmth of Wood Inside Western Red Cedar is renowned for transforming outdoor living spaces, and rightfully so. Its beautiful tonal range and top-performing characteristics make it ideal for decking, pergolas and siding. But why wait until summer to enjoy all the warmth and beauty that
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Project of the Week- Orcas Island Retreat

LOCATION: SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON, USA ARCHITECT: DEFOREST ARCHITECTS PHOTOS: TIM BIES   Prior to the current owners, this family compound consisted of several cedar cabins sprinkled around a private cove with low-bank beachfront, as well as acres of forests and meadows. The existing main house was plunked right in the middle of the property,
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How (and why) to Build a Mobile Outdoor Kitchen

It’s not the size of your grilling station that matters – and don’t let anyone tell you different! https://youtu.be/pvubznHi804 Think outdoor kitchens are only for people with sprawling backyards? Think again. This Real Cedar Mobile Grilling Station is so compact, even condo dwellers can get in
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Project of the Week- Malangen Retreat

LOCATION: SAND MALANGEN, TROMS, NORWAY ARCHITECT: SNORRE STINESSEN PHOTOS: TERJE ARNTSEN (NORWAY) & STEVE KING (USA)   The Challenge: Located well above the Arctic Circle; temperatures in Malangen can drop down to -30C degrees during the winter months. So the biggest challenge when building and planning on this site was of course the elements. Another major consideration for this
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Project of the Week- Rogue River

LOCATION: ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN ARCHITECT: LUCID ARCHITECTURE PHOTOS: ASHLEY AVILA   Perched on an irregular shaped property with a dramatic drop down to a river, this site posed more than a few topographical challenges. But in the end, the Lucid Architecture team met those challenges with a design that takes full advantage
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Project of the Week- Cabana/Daybed

For our most recent DIY project we wanted to build a structure that could be adapted to serve a wide range of functions for your outdoor living space. This versatile, not to mention gorgeous Real Cedar build could be used as an outdoor cabana-daybed,
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Project of the Week – Solid Cedar Deck

Location: Joshua Tree, California Builder: Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern   When it comes to affordable and sustainable design, the three biggest trends right now are shipping container homes, vacation properties in Joshua Tree and natural building materials such as Western Red Cedar. Green Building influencer Ben Uyeda combines
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Project of the Week – Lift House

Location: Killington, Vermont Architect: Birdseye Photo: Erica Allen Studio   As a ski-house at a higher elevation in Vermont, the primary objectives of Lift House were to create a tight thermal envelope and to clad the residence in weather-resistant durable materials. The lower volume is clad in corten steel to anchor the
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Project of the Week – Raised Garden Bed

See How DIY Superstar April Wilkerson Built this Stunning Back-Friendly Planter Box https://youtu.be/u-yLeZ9CtvM   Gardening is something that Texan DIYer, April Wilkerson, has always wanted to do. But like so many aspiring green thumbs, she didn’t exactly relish the idea of killing her back and knees as she tended to her veggies and
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