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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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Reclaiming Mahogany for Baseboards #2: Milling

04-17-2008 04:13 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

Yesterday I ripped the boards down to 4” wide, the widest I felt that I could reasonably get out of the lumber, and started to mill it into shape. Charlene and I ran it through the planer to take a whisker off and bring it down to 5/8”, cut a 3/8” diameter quarter round on the top in two passes, the first left to right to take off most of the stock, the final cut was a climb cut so I could end up with a smoother surface. Then we started sanding, 320 grit with the sand...

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Crawl Space Insulation

04-17-2008 03:45 AM by Huckleberry | 9 comments »

I was taking a building codes class a year ago or so and we got on the subject of crawl space insulation. According to the building codes in my neck of the woods they require insulation between non-conditioned air and living spaces. So as I was going to do this in my older house one person told me not to do that. He had said that with a crawlspace that has a moisture issue that it could lead to rotting of my floors. Has anyone else heard this or is this just some bull?

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Reclaiming Mahogany for Baseboards #1: Breaking down the beams

04-16-2008 05:07 PM by Dan Lyke | 8 comments »

We picked up a bunch of Peruvian mahogany box beams off of Craigslist. They’ve been sitting in the attic, waiting for that task to come up on the queue. It did. Ow, do my hands hurt, both from all the splinters and cuts, and from gripping the pliers to pull those nails. There are a few nails in there yet, so I’m going to have to be very careful as I fire up the router, but left to be done is to select some of the thicker boards from the narrow stacks, cut them to 4R...

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fein profile sander

04-16-2008 03:17 AM by MRTRIM | 9 comments »

this is one of the best tools ive bought in many years . it comes with many different rubber profiles that you wrap sand paper on for sanding mouldings ect. it also has a grout cutter for removeing tiles . a scraper blade , a couple different saw blades , which is what i use it for most . i retrim around doors a lot and usually have to pull the baseboard on both sides and try not to break it after trimming recut the base and put it back . with this tool i only mark the baseboard in plac...

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Stuff & things :

04-12-2008 08:01 PM by normand | 8 comments »

It is said that PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT That is actually a misnomer,being that it is a half truth at best. In reality practice makes perfect only when you practice aright. As this site is geared towards home improvements and the like , I thought that the following might be of some value in the long run. 1. One known fact is that INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE IN THE BUSINESS TO COLLECT…..NOT PAY . 2. Another, is in the fact that a great many have an aversion to drag a bu...

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Thompson's® WaterSeal® Oxy Foaming Action Exterior Multi-Surface Cleaner

04-12-2008 06:20 AM by GaryK | 10 comments »

Does anyone know of a place to get this cleaner: Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Oxy Foaming Action Exterior Multi-Surface Cleaner http://www.thompsonswaterseal.com/products/product_detail.cfm?prod_id=38 It looks great for cleaning the outside of your house. Thanks

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This will be good!

04-11-2008 04:38 AM by Huckleberry | 3 comments »

Hi there to everyone! For those of you that are on LJ then you might have seen me around the sight. This is going to be a really good spot for a lot of people. Wish I would have had this four years ago when we first bought this rehab house that we currently live in and are still working on. But anyhow I would like to welcome everyone to this site and hope to see lots of great projects and such.

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vertical blinds

04-09-2008 02:08 PM by MRTRIM | 18 comments »

verticals have been quite popular where i live for some time . what isnt popular is the plastic valence that you get with them to cover the hardware . i am posting some ideas ive used to try to cover the hardware and make it more attractive. feel free to post anything you may have done as well .this was the very first one and was not for the purpose of covering the hardware . the people simply wanted a shelf above the door . when finished they were quite pleased but i was not ! i was acuall...

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Cape Cod in Portland #2: Pre-Project Tour

04-09-2008 06:19 AM by freitag | 6 comments »

Here’s a little tour of the place as purchased, before any projects were started. I think most of these were taken before we actually signed any paperwork. Some other family members were along for the ride to keep our heads on straight. We purchased the home in March 2005. The first two pictures are from the street showing the front and a view down the street. The street is all cape cod style homes from the 40’s. After entering the front door, the fireplace really stoo...

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