Thank you, Durango: Home & Ranch Show, Plus Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Durango Home & Ranch Show and Black Canyon Builders’ most recent open house at the Alamo Project. The “Open House” and Alamo Project Update The plan was to open the home to the community in conjunction with the Home...
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Recent Projects: Newest Timber Frame Hybrid in Durango

With March weather in a full existential crisis (should I be winter or spring?) and Durango anticipating over two feet of snow, I wanted to share an interesting project that has kept Black Canyon Builders busy through the winter. It’s a remodel and expansion, in which we’ve...
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Latest Trends in Home Design

At the height of the most recent boom in the real estate market (about five years ago), three words sold a home: big, granite, stainless steel. All are desirable attributes, without a doubt, but buyers became blinded by the “big three” to the detriment of quality, and even...
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What’s Up With Woodhouse?

A lot of people have asked me why I’m always talking about Woodhouse on my blog. Woodhouse Timber Frame Company has over a 30-year heritage in the timber frame-building sector. I’ve respected the company’s quality and philosophy of building for years. In October 2010, I was...
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Timber Frame Barns and Barn-Style Homes: Revival of a Classic and Ode to a Standard

Most of us can picture the classic, old timber frame barn from the turn of the 20th century and earlier. It’s unfortunate how few have been maintained in top condition. Conversely, it’s impressive how many are still standing after years of neglect. From an architectural...
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Black Canyon Builders Joining the Ranks of Social Media

As a builder, communication is a top priority. With so many ways to communicate at our fingertips, Black Canyon Builders is moving into the world of social media and I hope you’ll join us. If you’re here, you obviously know about our blog. Our website is  full of...
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Day Property Timber Frame Update: Repurposed Floor Joists Now a Stairway

If you’ve been reading my blog at Black Canyon Builders, you know that I love reclaiming and repurposing old materials. Blending a heritage design or material with a contemporary living space is both an aesthetic that I appreciate and a challenge that I look forward to. That...
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Durango Real Estate Update: Looking Up

Durango real estate is showing positive signs of life. As a builder, I follow the market for business purposes of understanding supply and competition. As an employer and community member, I’m interested in how the numbers help to gauge the economic strength and resiliency of our...
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Day Three: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

*Don’t forget our Timber Frame Raising Party* is tomorrow, Saturday, June 11. We’ll be at the property all day, from 9-4, with refreshments, a BBQ, tours of the timber frame and the main house. Hope to see you there. – Jared* Day three of raising the Woodhouse...
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Why Choose a Timber Frame?

A brand new Woodhouse timber frame will be delivered today for the guesthouse at the Day House property. Since the property is located in an historic district, Mark (the owner) has opted for a timber frame structure for two primary reasons. First, the flexibility of design allows...
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