Features articles on, and plans for, twenty-six country homes, from a small lake-side cottage to a large rustic woodland retreatdone with oil-base colors, which dry much slower and are therefore more controllable. The Coverts started their search for the right oil- base stain by trying Benjamin Moore rosewood and mahogany semitransparent stains on fir samples. ... Jake, approaching the end of his patience, boiled a bottle of California burgundy into a syrup and painted it on a hunk of fir. ... Jake knew what to expect, and he was still surprised by how much extra it costs to build a house when it ventures out ofanbsp;...
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