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Digital Laser Countertop Template for the Kuppersmith Project House

Digital Laser Countertop Template for the Kuppersmith Project House

Once the kitchen cabinets had been installed in the Kuppersmith Project house, a digital countertop template was created using a special laser measuring device and laptop computer. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Heart Pine Flooring in the Kuppersmith Project House

Installing Heart Pine Flooring in the Kuppersmith Project House

To match the existing heart pine flooring in the Kuppersmith Project house, we had lumber milled from salvaged heart pine beams. After the new heart pine floors in the addition have been sanded and finished, they’ll blend in perfectly with the original floors. Watch this video to find out more.

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Finishing Foundation Walls on the Kuppersmith Project House

Finishing Foundation Walls on the Kuppersmith Project House

To match the existing foundation on the Kuppersmith Project house, skim coats of cement were applied to the concrete block foundation walls on the new additions. Several coats were used, to keep the joints in the concrete blocks from showing through. Watch this video to find out more.

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Window and Door Trim Installed on the Kuppersmith Project House

Window and Door Trim Installed on the Kuppersmith Project House

Since we’re matching the trim molding found on the original 1926 Kuppersmith Project house, cutting and attaching the dozen different pieces required for each window and door facing is a labor intensive task. Watch this video to find out more.

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Heart Pine Flooring for the Kuppersmith Project House

Heart Pine Flooring for the Kuppersmith Project House

To match the floors in the Kuppersmith house, heart pine boards were sawn from salvaged beams then milled into flooring. The new flooring was stacked in the house on spacers to allow the wood to adjust to the temperature and humidity before being installed. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Interior Molding and Trim in the Kuppersmith Project House

Installing Interior Molding and Trim in the Kuppersmith Project House

After the drywall had been hung and finished in my restoration of the Kuppersmith Project house, our carpenters began installing the hundreds of feet of interior moldings and trim, which had been carefully selected to go with the historic nature of this 1926 home.

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Tips from Paint Contractor on Painting Kuppersmith Project House

Tips from Paint Contractor on Painting Kuppersmith Project House

Painting contractor Steve Carey gave some tips on how his crew went about caulking, priming, painting, and staining the exterior of the Kuppersmith Project house. Watch this video to see how they tackled a big job with many different surfaces.

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Kitchen Cabinet Layout and Design for the Kuppersmith Project House

Kitchen Cabinet Layout and Design for the Kuppersmith Project House

Designer Joe Boehm, of Better Homes & Gardens magazine, worked closely on the design of the kitchen and style of the cabinets for the Kuppersmith Project house. Now that the drywall had been hung and finished, the cabinets were delivered, unpacked, and installed. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Composite Railing on the Kuppersmith Project Porch

Installing Composite Railing on the Kuppersmith Project Porch

In addition to the composite decking used on the porch floor of the Kuppersmith Project house renovation, we also installed a low-maintenance composite fencing around the backyard and composite handrails on the back porch. Watch this video to find out more.

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Advantages of Cypress Wood Used on the Kuppersmith Project House

Advantages of Cypress Wood Used on the Kuppersmith Project House

Cypress was used for both the wood shake siding and V-groove porch ceiling on the Kuppersmith Project house. Cypress wood contains a natural preservative oil that prevents rot and decay. Cypress wood can be painted, stained, or left unfinished to weather to a silver gray. Watch this video to find out more.

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