Will Schwarz

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Rebuilding an Old Attic Space

This old farmhouse attic was under-built and out of level. Using sistered rafters and an ingenious sleeper system, a Vermont contractor solved the structural problems without busting the budget. Read more

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Replacing a Main Carrying Beam

When a pair of sagging wood girders and support posts interfered with a new kitchen design, this remodeler replaced them with a clear-span LVL beam. This step-by-step description covers the entire process, from temporary shoring and demolition to site-building the new beam. Read more

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