Frame Reframe

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My transcriptionist lived in New Orleans until August 28, 2005, the day before Hurricane Katrina hit. She and her boyfriend and their four cats evacuated with two cars full of valuables and art and ‘irreplaceables’. They rode out the storm in Tennessee in a pet friendly hotel. Eight weeks later they arrived in Portland after […]


Framing Baby Killers

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin The ability to frame a situation is considered ‘spin’ by politicians and media pundits. It’s the ability to situate your view on an issue to your advantage. There’s the ‘Nuclear Reduction Treaty’ which on it’s surface sounds like a […]


Gallery One S 4 Step Procedure For Framing Paper Art

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Gallery One framing standards have long been recognized for excellence. Here is a summary of the procedures Gallery One follows for framing works of art on paper. 1. Art should be surrounded by white, 4-ply, 100% rag (mat) board or the equivalent. Usually, fine art should be attached with special flanges that allow for the […]


Framing Basement Walls

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Framing basement walls can be a tricky endeavor. There are a number of different situations and obstacles that complicate the framing. As a result, stick building and improvisation are the key phrases when undertaking basement wall framing. Perimeter Wall Framing First, if you are planning to have a warm and comfortable basement, perimeter basement walls […]


Determine Roof Slope

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If you want to determine roof slope, it isn’t as difficult as you may think. In fact, it’s quite simple and can be done in a very short amount of time with minimal inconvenience. This is not a project that should be intimidating, even though home improvement work can sometimes be stressful. The slope of […]


Building Your Dream Home Part 3

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Exterior Framing Continues With the home’s sub-floor down and the exterior walls framed and up, the framing crew was on to the roof. Though the roof was rather simple in structure with just a 12/12 pitch and no valleys it was a significant framing undertaking due to just the size and height of it. The […]


Decorating On A Dime

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Decorating your home and office can be a challenge if you are on a budget. There are so many different options, and most of them are outside of your financial grasp. A good piece of art work could cost you thousands, not to mention framing. How then do you decorate on a dime? First, you […]


Building Your Dream Home Part 2

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Razing the Cottage With new house plans and permits in hand, subcontractors hired and a Septic Design in process, it was now time to raze the existing cottage. I considered employing the local fire department to burn it down, however I chose the demolition route instead. Though I did not contact the Fire Department, I […]