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Wood Lover’s Island Get Away

Sometimes you get to work with people who have a passion for the project they are building. This was one of those times. Bruce has a passion for wood and couldn’t have been easier to work with. He was inspired … Continue reading

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New Photos!!

We love it when we get new photos of our work.  Is this like getting new pictures of grandkids? Most of us wouldn’t know–Sam’s the only grandparent around here. Nevertheless, we were especially glad to get photos of this recently … Continue reading

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Timber Frame and Straw-bales?

What do you get when you pair a timber frame with bales of straw? The answer is a straw-bale filled timber frame home. We discovered this timber frame house while looking through msn’s 10 most outrageous homes built from straw. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

(Catch the Sustainable Connections Home and Landscape Tour this weekend, June 26 and 27.  Jeff’s house, remodeled in 2005, for the serveralth time will be on display.  Check it out!) My house has had at least three new beginnings.  The … Continue reading

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Tax Credit Extension

This Wednesday the Senate voted to extend the timeline for homebuyers to receive a tax credit incentive.  Currently contracts must be in by April 30 to receive credit. Under the amendment, contracts will still have to be in by April … Continue reading

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It was Twenty Years Ago Today

(with sincerest apologies to Lennon and McCartney) June 6, 2010.  Twenty years ago today, we were working on our very first timber frame. Craig and I founded Cascade Joinery in 1990 with one computer, 3 Eagle Scouts, equal amounts of … Continue reading

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The Chisels of Fury take to the slopes…

…and the roads, rivers, trails and sea.  Our vaunted athletes, aka the Chisels of Fury, will take on all comers in the 2010 Ski to Sea race this coming Sunday, and you know you’ve hit the big time when you … Continue reading

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Our friend Harry says that when he grows up he wants to be a 10 year-old boy living at his (Harry’s) house.  Mind you, Harry is 50+, and his kids are beginning to leave the nest–which happens to be a … Continue reading

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What Makes Comfort?

We recently posted and entry called “What Makes a Good Home.”  Following up on that theme, here are a few words from Cascade Joinery architect Greg Robinson about creating comfort: What makes a home comfortable? A mechanical engineer will tell … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Home?

Did anyone out there read Omnivore’s Dilemma?  The author, Michael Pollan asked a simple question– “What should we eat?”–and then spent nearly 400 well-written, enlightening pages exploring the answer.  He even wrote a follow-up book called In Defense of Food.   … Continue reading

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