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That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment

01-11-2013 05:57 AM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

Now for the details of the remodeling. Original budget: $14k. Final budget: to be determined (right now we are double the original amount). True, I am finished with the kitchen, and I believe she does not have any further plans for the kitchen, but the “house” now became the former kitchen. I think she has enough for me to do for the rest of my life. EVERYTHING was upgraded during this remodel. From the 1/2 dozen different door knobs I bought, to hinges, slides, lights, etc....

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HR - Gateways #15: Finishing

12-09-2012 09:53 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “Finishing” Projects Blogs Forums Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST  

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HR - Gateways #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

Tagging projects/blogs is a great way to organize our community and to find postings about a specific topic. The “Gateways” are a quick access to related tags. I am in the process of building a series of “Gateways”. Suggestions are appreciated! Projects bathrooms bedroom cabinets decks and patios fireplaces floors framing furniture kitchens living room outdoor space stairs walls Decorating finishing lighting painting styles...

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The next generation of craftsmen

08-14-2012 03:17 AM by BillyJ | 8 comments »

I’ve always heard that “it” always skips a generation. Things like having hair or not, or being smart or not. I’m beginning to believe it is true. My father’s idea of building/constructing/working involved a pencil, paper, and a cigar. True, he purchased tools, but I can count on one hand the times he actually used them. My grandfather, on the other hand, was apparently a bit better. He worked as a foreman in a shop (picture turn-of-the-century at this point),...

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Simple Hall Way redo. #6: The End in Sight?

07-21-2012 05:23 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 36 comments »

The end is not necessarily in sight but my stopping point will be soon I think. I have started attaching base boards tonight but I quit a few minutes after 9:00 I don’t want my neighbors on the war path because of my miter saw noise. The dremel tool isn’t terribly quiet either. As for inside the house, the compressor is a noisy beast. I put up the trim to divide the hallway from the living room. I also got a few pieces of base board attached. As you can see I ...

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RENOVATING #2: Putting 'Living' back into the living room...Finale

02-28-2012 09:53 PM by rdlaurance | 1 comment »

Caught with a little time between projects while casting off the last of a winter cold, I felt I should add an update to my last blog of “ As we had earlier given away an antique set we had had (for decades), the style looked right, the color looked right, the price was certainly right and we now had a room that needed furnishing. So here they are. Wall decorations still seem a bit sparse but that may be more of a reflection on where our tastes have been moving these last six or se...

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That old house #4: Change order #10,999 and counting

12-04-2011 07:38 AM by BillyJ | 2 comments »

I am honestly not keeping track of how many change orders have taken place, because most of them originated from me opening my big mouth and suggesting a different approach. Just when I thought it was safe to move on to another segment of the job, changes in design take place. Who cares – right? Finishing the drywall went well. I recently picked up a Porter-Cable 7800 Drywall sander and vacuum and couldn’t wait to use it. Although this is a small job, I brought it along just so...

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Hand forged Timber Framing tools, chisels and slicks

09-22-2011 12:51 PM by logjacob | 4 comments »

I and my friend (master blacksmith) made chisels and a slick for my upcoming Timber Framing project. He made the steel parts. I made handles and leather tip guards. In my opinion chisels and the slick came out very high quality. So the idea was born – to make my own Timber Framing hand tool workshop were we could manufacture high quality fully hand made tools. Maybe there are anyone who can give me some advice or some dealer/manager or craftsmen who are interested to take apart in my...

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Glazing finishes #1: Wooden reality check

06-07-2011 01:23 AM by davbec | 1 comment »

Fine wood is not an overly abundant commodity. Therefore, I respect wood’s pure nature. Wood tends to increase in character as it ages and to enhance that character can be very rewarding. No matter what you might do to protect it, short of keeping it in a refrigerated inert vacuum wood will change. In the furniture world we call this patina; by another name it is called decay or politely oxidation. Here, I am mainly concerned with surface affect but, in reality, most wood is basically a...

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House Renovation #1: A Family and Friend Renovation

02-22-2011 02:05 AM by chief101 | 3 comments »

My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...

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