Blog entries tagged with 'demolition'

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Bathroom Remodel #2: Demolition!

12-30-2014 11:41 PM by Dan Lyke | 20 comments »

After much deliberation over tile, and patterns, and tubs, and what all else, we took a deep breath and started drawing on the wall with a Sharpie. Because, really, what else are you gonna do? You can see the paneling that was there beforehand. So we began: And with much violence, the lath and plaster around the tub (the rest of the house is button board and plaster) gave way, and I only swung the axe too far and caused us to have to patch the wall on the other side once: ...

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Kitchen Remodel #2: Removing The Chimney

09-16-2013 09:30 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

And then we got to that mysterious box in the corner: The lower part of the chimney. We knocked the plaster and button board off, revealed a cement base and a metal chimney. Opening the access hatch on the base showed a residue that suggested at some point in this 1947 cottage there had been a wood or coal stove. So suddenly we weren’t sure how heavy that metal chimney was. So I looked at Charlene, said “no problem, we’ll sawzall that sucker outta there and I’ll catch...

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Kitchen Remodel #1: The Story So Far

09-16-2013 09:23 PM by Dan Lyke | 4 comments »

We have long been expecting to remodel the kitchen. Shortly after we moved in, over 5 years ago, we bought a couple of hundred board feet of maple to be our cabinets. Later that year I got a hold of a bunch of Peruvian mahogany, and I built some cabinet door prototypes, lucked into a Maple butcher block and turned that into a cabinet for the left of the stove, and built some pantry-ish cabinets for one wall, and some drawers for pots with movable dividers... ...and there the project langui...

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