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Building The Garden Pavilion – RB Project #8.8

The materials you use play an equal role to the workmanship in terms of how long something will last.  Or, to be blunt, cut corners anywhere and you’ll live to regret it. You can see the integrity of the structural framework in the previous Project #8 post.  Every component in this pavilion’s construction is top-notch.  […]

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Garden Pavilion Construction Begins – RB Project #8.7

In the last post for this project we saw the sonotube footings beneath the four corners of the concrete slab.  When the decorative stone & brickwork is complete, each footing will secure and support a pavilion column. Within the 12″ wide bluestone border is a row of brick to visually tie-in the surrounding brick patio. […]

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Wood Deck Craftsmanship

Fit And Finish On this past project of mine the builder renovating the house took on the task of building the wood deck.  I think his carpenters did a great job!  Just look at the detail in terms of “fit and finish”.  Seeing the other work he and his staff completed on the home left […]

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Pool Cabana Progress – RB Project #6.15

Pool Patio To Bar Area In an earlier post on the Cabana Framing we saw how the concrete slab for the bar area was recessed to give room for the pool patio stone work.  To the right you see stone mason Lester Szajna bring the dry-set Norwegian Buff stone right into the bar area. This […]

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