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Log Stairs

06-15-2011 05:43 PM by Chad_S | 5 comments »

I have put about 3k in to it so far and it will be about 4.5k when I am all done.well I have been working on this project for about 10 months(nights and weekends) and I hope to finish by the 4th of July. all the Big logs (post, beams, stringers, and treads) are black Loucest, the railing are white ceder,. a the deck is good old PT 2x lumber with a loucest trim board. I designed it on sketchup about a year ago and got a rough quote for a jaw dropping 25 k the inspectors ...

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Your Decking Material Options: Pros and Cons

05-04-2011 08:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

We have been building wood, composite and solid PVC decks and screened porches here in Lancaster County, PA since 1999. With over 12 years experience I can tell you the decision most families struggle with is what kind of decking material to choose for their new deck? If initial cost were the only concern, the answer would always be simple: wood. Unfortunately, we must consider many important factors. Along with initial cost, the appearance you are looking for and long-term maintenance tim...

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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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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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Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2011

02-07-2011 11:48 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 13 comments »

As the new year is picking up steam, I thought it would be a good time to share my views on the futureā€¦ the future of home remodeling that is. Here are the top remodeling trends for 2011. This year has been challenging for homeowners and remodelers alike. The good news is that although progress is slow, remodelers across Lancaster County, PA say that things are looking up. Many homeowners are looking to 2011 with a renewed sense of optimism about remodeling their homes. Home prices have...

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Call before you dig this spring

04-09-2009 04:06 PM by DigSafely | 4 comments »

Thanks for letting me post here, Michal! I just wanted to remind all the handymen and women out there that April is National Safe Digging Month across the country. National Safe Digging Awareness Month is dedicated to informing gardeners and DIYers about the importance of calling 811 to have their buried utility lines marked before they dig. An underground utility line (think natural gas, cable, fiber optics) is accidentally struck once every TWO minutes in the U.S., and these accidents can c...

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Waking to a beautiful spring day!

04-07-2008 04:01 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 11 comments »

We’d like to share a few pictures of our backyard this morning. I walked around the block today, & took some pictures of our van. I haven’t seen it since last Saturday. We’ve been sticking close to home. <div></div>

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Building a Wood Fence #1: Installing a Gate Latch

07-21-2019 01:49 AM by woodify | 413 comments »

I upgraded the latch on my fence. Here’s how:View on YouTube

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Bread Oven

09-01-2010 04:16 PM by chief101 | 3 comments »

Some asked to see pictures of the oven fired up here they are. The first loaf of bread being made. I also did a standing prime rib. Along with the rib baked potatoes and corn on the cob at the same time. What a different taste and a whole lot of fun. Enjoy

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Building Raised Garden Beds

06-04-2018 02:39 AM by woodify | 796 comments »

I built some raised garden beds for the backyard.View on YouTube

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