Richard Cooley

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How to (Almost) Turn a Profit in Spec Remodeling

For a profitable sale, buy at a good price, do quality work — and hope the Tarot cards fall your way. Read more

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Framing a Gable Dormer

This technique for framing a roof intersection puts the weight on the ridge and top plate where it belongs. It just takes a little 8th-grade geometry. Read more

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Concrete Stairs

A builder who learned the hard way describes an easy step-by-step approach to turning out top quality concrete stairs. Read more

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A Pole Barn With Style

The versatility and economy of pole barns aren’t limited to farm sheds. This pole building serves as a contractor’s garage and warehouse. Read more

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