Reclaimed Timbers for Accents in Rustic Elegance designs

We here at Black Canyon Builders like everything about reclaimed lumber. Its full of character from years of use and abuse and usually has that special patina that can’t be created any other way than age. If you have a reclaimed timber or reclaimed lumber penchant like us,...
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Distressing Reclaimed Timbers

Welcome back to the Black Canyon Builders blog. We like to use timbers asaccent pieces in a traditionally framed custom home to get somewhat of atimber frame or post and beam look. When we were dismantling the Day Househere in Durango, Co. we uncovered numerous large planks and...
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Day House Update

Since Oct. 1 we have been remodeling the Day House in Durango, Co. for Mark Williamson and his family. The original house was built in 1884 and had fallen into neglect the past decade until the Williamson’s purchased it in Sept. 2011. After almost 5 months we’ve...
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Timber Home Living Shares Tips on Working with a General Contractor

How does Timber Home Living magazine successfully outline a contractor-client relationship? We’ve captured it here. The builder/client relationship concerning modular post beam / log timber home building can be tenuous or it can be enjoyable. We found a super informative...
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Lifetime Stain

I thought I’d share a quality water-based eco-friendly wood stain that creates a weathered or vintage looking tone to new and old woods alike. This stain is simple to use and is very useful when trying to color match a siding or fence repair on new wood so it blends in with...
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Mountain Architecture

The rich mining history that abounds in the Telluride area reflects a long mining history that was in its heyday at the end of the 1800’s. Today there are still some buildings standing from that era. Drawing on the architecture of the mining structures from back then are a...
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Hammering The Day Hause

My current project involves working with my buddy Mark Williamson as we renovate Durango’s historic Day House. It was built in 1880 and has been abandoned for close to 20 years. His intention is to remodel it and move into it with his family. I will be posting some images...
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