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Base Cabinet part 2

04-24-2008 04:58 PM by pappyjohn | 2 comments »

Hello All, making a little progress with my cabinet. I’m using 1/2” Poplar for my drawers, with 1/4” Luan for the drawer bottoms. At the present I don’t have a box joint making joint made for my table saw. So I’ve cut these box joints on my scroll saw. They fit together fairly tight, and I’ve decided to pin the joints with 3” finish nails. I’ve drilled the hole just the size of the nail shank, this way when I countersink the h...

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Cape Cod in Portland #4: Kitchen Makeover

04-24-2008 06:41 AM by freitag | 6 comments »

This was the second project I tackled shortly after moving in to the new place. The kitchen had nice quality oak custom oak cabinets all around, yellow formica countertops, florescent lighting. It was well maintained but certainly did not conform to the ‘look’ my wife was going for. Basically we wanted a kitchen makeover, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Things we really wanted were:-recessed halogen lighting-granite countertops-new flooring-hanging pot rack-whi...

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Building a new deck #2: Day 3 of the build

04-23-2008 04:50 AM by Karson | 8 comments »

Well yesterday was a rain-out day, so today was a double-header. Well not really true. But the deck boards were going down well. You can see my 20 ft pipe clamp that I’m using to compress all of the deck boards and take out the woofs, and the bows that always seem to show up after your get the perfect boards home. So much for hand picking. Everything was going well until I got close to the edge. Of course I was planning to stop here until I did the electric for the ligh...

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Building a new deck #1: The Start

04-23-2008 04:49 AM by Karson | 3 comments »

Well I was working on building the deck and I kept saying. Take some pictures. But, it didn’t get done. These pictures are from before putting on the deck surface. The deck is placed just outside a small deck that goes between the screened porch and the Solarium. We have a spa in the Solarium room. The deck is basically 16’ X 16’. It’s 14 feet to the beginning of the curved edge. One end is tapered to match the sidewalk that goes around the house. I’...

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Kitchen Base Cabinet

04-22-2008 04:22 PM by pappyjohn | 5 comments »

Hello Everyone, This is my first blog on the HomeReburbers, I’ve belonged to the LJ’s for 25 days but who’s counting. The time has gone extremley fast, and I’ve been learning of really great information from that site. So I was invited to come over too this site and post some of my remodel projects. Hopefully someone will maybe be able to use something. Well here goes. Sue and I wanted to redo our kitchen, its only a little one, but its just her and me living...

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Cape Cod in Portland #3: backyard fence

04-22-2008 06:22 AM by freitag | 2 comments »

The first thing I did immediately after moving in was to build a 6’ cedar fence around the backyard to make sure our dog could not get out. Here’s a before picture of the garage. After the perimeter of the yard was fenced I also enclosed the area behind the garage to make a dog run with dog door access to the garage. As you can see, he was letting everyone know this was his yard. This was a pretty quick build with the help of my dad and brother. It took about tw...

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New Windows #1: A false start

04-21-2008 09:17 PM by Dan Lyke | 28 comments »

Last week, some door to door sales guys came by pitching replacement windows. I thought “this ought to be fun”, and scheduled an appointment. Surprisingly, they seemed to have a darned good deal, 6 Anlin windows, including a monster picture window, for $3200 installed. Poking around gave us a fairly good impression of Anlin windows relative to various other premium vinyl windows (ie: Milgard, etc), but as we dug further we started to think that vinyl wasn’t a look we liked. ...

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Reclaiming Mahogany for Baseboards #3: Decisions, decisions

04-21-2008 07:51 PM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

Took the weekend off to go buy lunch for a starving college student, and drive 3 hours each way for a school play that one of the kids who shows up occasionally in our lives was involved in. But now I’m back, and though work seems like it’ll be a little heavier this week, I still want to push forward. However, that means no pictures and no progress to report. Thanks to some help from fellow home refurber MRTRIM, I think I’ve got a clearer view of how to fit these thing...

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Embeddable Project Cards For Easy Sharing

04-20-2008 11:57 PM by Michal Bulla | 3 comments »

For those who came from LJ it’s nothing new, for the others – new feature which allows you to share your projects with style. It’s as easy as sharing the youtube videos or photobucket pictures. You just copy the embed code and paste it to your posts on the Web. Let me introduce the one and only HomeRefurbers Embeddable Project Cards! Each project page now features the Embed This Project box at the sidebar: As you can see it contains following three codes: 1. HomeRefurbers code th...

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Wood Awnings

04-18-2008 01:37 AM by Bruce | 2 comments »

Has anyone ever seen or made wood awnings? Wifey asked me to get some ideas. Any help you can provide is appreciated. Bruce PS. Have a great and safe day.

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