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Getting to the Hearth of the Matter: Fireplace Designs We Love

Five Contemporary Fireplace Designs We love It might be cold outside, but inside these award-winning homes, it's warm and cozy thanks to the innovative integration of customized fireplaces combined with the natural beauty of wood design.   Ceramic Surround - We love how the natural
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Full Steam Ahead – A Spotlight on Cedar Hot Tubs & Saunas

Why install a cedar sauna or hot tub? The reasons are many. An outdoor soaker, for example, can turn your summer cottage into a year-round family retreat.
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Project of the Week – Camp Frio

Location: Leakey, Texas Architect: Tim Cuppett Architects Photography: Whit Preston Photography   “Cozy… but ample and gracious; dark and moody…but bright and airy.” That was the homeowners’ impression after spending their first weekend at this Texan multi-family vacation
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Tiny Homes – Even in Small Doses, Cedar Packs a Big Design Punch

When designing a tiny home, every square foot counts. Choosing the best building material is crucial. That’s why so many tiny home builders turn to Western Red Cedar decking and siding. Even a small dose of cedar’s beautiful tonal range and texture can create
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Project of the Week – Danish Barn

Location: Ry, Denmark Architect: Christoffersen & Weiling Architects Photography: Tina Stephansen   Located in rural Denmark, the
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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 comes from surrounding yourself with
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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, close
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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 on the open-air cooking action.
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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
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