DIY

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    How to Install Vaulted Ceiling Beams

    We’ve always been big fans of vaulted ceiling beams, especially in a kitchen. This is why we installed them in our kitchen and in the flip house. There are several different approaches you can take when doing vaulted ceiling beams, from the design to the type of beams you use. For both of these kitchens, we decided to do wood box beams. They make installation much easier since they are so much lighter than solid wood beams. The ones in our kitchen we built on-site, while the ones in the flip house were premade.

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    How to Install a Pocket Door Edge Pull

    In our most recent project, I installed two new pocket doors and updated two existing ones by replacing the slabs. This meant I needed to install a pocket door pull for each one. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to do it.

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    How to Install a Rain Chain

    I recently installed a rain chain on the front porch gutter at the flip house. We were originally going to go with a single downspout attached to one of the posts. However, we didn’t like the asymmetry it created. So we opted to go with a rain chain, which turned out to be a great choice. It’s more subtle than the downspout visually, but still adds a little something to create additional interest and curb appeal.

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    How to Build an Interior Window

    Interior windows are an unexpected design feature in a home that allows natural light to flow from one room to another. Adding interior windows is also a great way to make a room feel more open without completely removing a wall.

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    How to Give Wood a Wire Brush Finish

    A wire brush finish is a great way to add more interest and texture to wood. For example, I recently built a couple of bathroom vanities out of solid white oak. The style of the vanities is minimalist with very clean lines. I thought it would be cool to create a contrast by distressing the wood. I did this with a wire brush. The technique is very simple but creates a dramatic effect. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I did it.