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The Master #1: Demo with obstacles.

07-05-2013 03:15 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 4 comments »

I sort of expected a little assist from my son today. He had to go to work. Here I was with this heavy heavy heavy furniture and bulk pick up is tomorrow. I had to scoot furniture this way and that. I got the carpet and trim out about 1/2 hour ago. My son can help me clear the room before I start painting. I’m tired – I finished up an upholstery job and started this. The beautiful thing is – I started. Another room will soon be finished. I’m off to Houston for the w...

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Bathroom Remodel #8: A little trim

12-02-2015 06:52 PM by Dan Lyke | 19 comments »

Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked: A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting): Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through. Don’t try to clamp it into the frame. Then i built up a frame for the mirror and routed...

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Front Porch Job

01-13-2016 03:13 AM by dustynewt | 10 comments »

I posted this blog on LumberJocks about seven months ago. I had to edit it to restore photos (I have changed my photo host) so while I was at it, I thought I would post it here for my first HomeReburbers blog. The first major problem (project) started when I walked out the front door of my house one day and my foot went right through the slate porch. It shocked me more than anything because I thought the slate was bedded with a solid concrete pad. We have lived here for 25 years. I have al...

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The Master #3: Peace

07-14-2013 08:39 PM by MarkTheFiddler | 66 comments »

I got up early and added some flooring then I weighted and waited. And weighted and waited. Then something broke loose and I was able to make a lot of good progress very quickly. I was simply laying floor and making cuts. The tools were just appearing in my hands. The glue slops were being cleaned. Weights were being distributed. Boards were being pre-inspected and sorted depending on the damage if any. New boards were coming in and being mixed in with the other boards. ...

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Exterior Tool Storage Closet

05-04-2015 02:18 AM by Dan Lyke | 12 comments »

This went from “I wonder if Rubbermaid makes some outside storage cabinet thing” to this monstrosity, with sliding door, on the back of the workshop. Still need to clean finish fastening the sheet metal sides, but I was out of steam…

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The Front of the House... #1: The New Front Porch...

04-06-2008 05:58 AM by Jcees | 12 comments »

If you’re an LJ, then you may have already caught a glimpse of this puppy in my projects on that site. I’ll do it this time as a blog and showoff some of the details and talk about the process just for you, MrTrim. I had to build the large archway twice! A wood boring bee decided to take up residence in the first one. I had made it out of WRC and the little bugger said, “Yummy!” So I rebuilt it out of SYP this time and put in a standing kill order for wood b...

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A Shop for Dan #8: Feels like the home stretch!

12-30-2011 06:09 AM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

It’s been 28 days since I last updated here. It feels like the home stretch, but I know it’s not yet. However, I did get enough materials out of the driveway today that we should be able to park there tomorrow! Since the last update, we have: Put the firebreak sheetrock on the outside of the sheathing, and wrapped the building. Got most of the siding on. Hung the preliminary door. Had the rough electrical inspected. Got help from some houseguests, that included get...

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Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

05-30-2015 08:00 AM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 124 comments »

Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood. Curb Appeal – Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds...

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Just the beginning

02-02-2016 03:45 PM by KC_Kid | 7 comments »

A bit of background… We (my wife and I) purchased our first house together in march of 2015 knowing that we would not move in until June. I talked her into a fixer based on the fact that myself and a buddy worked our way through college working for our landlord fixing up his old rentals and also flipping houses for him. So we swooped in and got a fixer out from underneath a local flipper because he was trying to nickel and dime the seller. What made this a good purchase is that the e...

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Septic Problems and Solutions

06-20-2013 09:09 AM by Jessica Robinson | 1 comment »

One toilet in your 2 bathroom house is irredeemably clogged. Then, a short time later, the other one. Quickly, the sinks back up as well, and all your attempts to use a plunger and other remedial methods have just pushed waste water from one fixture to the next. Then you pay a plumber one hundred and fifty dollars to tell you it’s the septic tank. You can hear the guy from the septic pumping company licking his chops when he says, ”We’ll be right over!” Your clogged septic system has on...

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