Monthly Archives: April 2011

For The Love of Limestone; Properties, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Texas Limestone Façades

It surrounds us, it is in the landscape and it is one of the most common forms of matter on this planet.  Stone, in its variety of forms, colors and properties, has been a core element since the dawn of … Continue reading

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Beautiful Garage Doors

Now everyone knows that when you accessorize with jewelry, you need a matching set to create the “wow” look. The same principle applies to the exterior of a house. When I built my cedar shutters, I knew that something was … Continue reading

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Incident Light – The Unplanned Element

Incident Light – The Unplanned Element Growing up in a tract home in the 1970s in the southern United States, I was exposed primarily to a singular type of architecture. The home I spent the majority of my childhood in … Continue reading

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To Close or Not to Close Shutters

To Close or Not to Close Shutters A year ago, I built some real knotty cedar shutters for my house that can actually close. I built it with a simple design idea from Doug, but only did it to make … Continue reading

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