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Gridded Accent Wall

gridded accent wall 1

I noticed a really cool gridded accent wall in the home of some people I’m doing some work for.  Their home office has a high vaulted ceiling, and on the tallest wall in the room they used 3 inch wide flat trim spaced about every 2 feet horizontally and vertically to make a grid pattern, giving the accent wall depth and texture.

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Wall-Mounted Wood Art

gnarly wood art

What do you do with an enormous weird-shaped bare wall?  We have a vaulted ceiling in our family room and had a tall blank wall my wife and I would stare at, and wonder what we could do to make it look better (okay, mostly my wife).  We had to go all the way to Florida to get the inspiration we needed.

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Custom Dog House

Gooch's House

Let me introduce you to my black lab Gooch.  He’s a good-natured, 90-pound, Frisbee-catching, man’s-best-friend.  He enjoys retrieving tennis balls from freezing mountain lakes, hiking to the top of mountains (Timpanogos, King’s Peak), backpacking into wilderness areas (Wind River Range, Sawtooths), and exploring the narrows of southern Utah (Spooky, Ding and Dang).  He’s an extraordinary companion; so of course, I wanted to build him an extraordinary dog house.  So a few years back I built Gooch a warm, comfortable, custom home using the scrap building materials left over from other jobs.

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