Blog entries tagged with 'refurbishing'

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Dining Room #3: taking shape

02-03-2010 08:52 PM by JeffS | 2 comments »

Once I closed in new exterior wall, I framed in the old porch floor area to bring it up flush with the interior floors. From there, taking down the old wall was pretty easy; just had lots of electrical to re-route. Framing in the new wall to divide the space into a Foyer and Dining Room Onto the drywall! Pretty straightforward at this point. I pulled new electrical into the basement for outlets, ceiling lights, wall sconces, 3 way switches, outdoor lights…lots of ne...

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My free air compressor is costing a fortune #1: The little woman got her new fridge today

11-08-2009 05:16 AM by Bothus | 2 comments »

I actually told the story about my free air compressor on Lumberjocks but since it has led to a kitchen/laundry room remodel I decided to follow up here. The short version is that I got a free air compressor years ago and it recently quit working. I went to Sear’s Outlet to see if they had any and ended up buying the little woman a new French door refrigerator that we were planning to buy after the first of the year. The new fridge wouldn’t fit where the old fridge was becau...

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The Journey's Beginning - HELP

08-30-2009 01:05 AM by dustynewt | 2 comments »

Hello all. It has been quite a while since I last posted anything here. I am a woodworker at heart, a paper mill worker for money and a home remodeler by necessity. Our home in Florida was built in 1932, and although it is finally paid for, systems are breaking down. It seems whenever we get some money saved for a project we want to do, the house tells us what it needs. We had no sooner laid out $4000 for a new central AC unit (a priority here in July) when a lightning storm knocked out the...

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Rental House Work #4: Front Wall Surprise and Repair

08-23-2009 06:28 PM by 3fingerpat | 6 comments »

The next saga of the rental house documents the front wall repair that was not planned or expected. I had contracted a carpenter to replace several rotted fascia and soffit boards during the replacement of the roof and also asked him to replace one piece of rotted 2×4 that I found on the front porch overhang. Just before our arrival in Oregon, I got the call from the carpenter reporting that there was much more extensive damage and rot then he was tasked with and recommended that I loo...

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Rental House Work #3: Drywall Repair

08-22-2009 06:02 PM by 3fingerpat | 2 comments »

I had more drywall repair then what I took pictures of, so here is the before and after of one of the repairs:

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The New House... #8: Getting Floored... in the Kitchen!

01-07-2009 05:45 PM by ryno101 | 5 comments »

Now that I’m done with the major stuff, and recapping the entirety of the project, I have to say that the chronology of this blog is way off, for good reason. The kitchen cabinet install from my previous blog entry happened on the Wednesday before we moved in (Friday, Nov 14th… “A Day That Will Live in Infamy”). I’ve skipped ahead quite a bit to get to the “juicy bits”, and to avoid countless blogs like this: The New House #9 – Today I scra...

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Cape Cod in Portland #5: downstairs bathroom

01-06-2009 07:31 AM by freitag | 3 comments »

Wow, it’s been 256 days since I last made a blog entry here. To busy doing projects and getting ready for baby #2 I guess. I’ll show some work I did on the downstairs bathroom in this entry. The goal was to update the bathroom into something that matched the cape cod style of the house more closely. Let’s see… this bathroom project was started a couple years ago shortly after the holidays. Next is a shot looking into the bathroom from the entrance. There is a ...

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The New House... #7: Kitchen? Check.

12-29-2008 06:50 PM by ryno101 | 4 comments »

Ok, so now that the holidays have cooled down a bit, and I’ve got a bit of time to catch up on this, I figured I’d jump back in and document where we’re at… When we last saw our intrepid home refurber, the kitchen was getting prepped for cabinets and floors… let’s see how it went, shall we? After ripping up the rotten floors, of course the next step was to re-build them and get it all leveled: Once I had rebuilt the floor sections, the room...

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The New House... #6: Kitchen Nightmares - No, not the Gordon Ramsay kind...

11-20-2008 06:33 PM by ryno101 | 4 comments »

Well, it’s official, we’ve moved. This past Friday was the move day, and despite last minute issues, (the contractor who was dealing with the upstairs bathroom decided that he didn’t want to show up to finish the job, the company who we got the vanity from gave us totally inaccurate rough plumbing specs which required a complete re-do of the plumbing, etc. etc. etc… all will be revealed in coming blogs!) we were living in the house. There’s still enough to do t...

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The New House... #5: A brief update...

11-10-2008 10:45 PM by ryno101 | 3 comments »

I’ve been lax in posting, but for good reason. I’ve been putting in 14-16 hour days, 7 days a week since I started this project on 10/18… I was able to take last week off from work, allowing me to get into a rhythm of work from 10am to 2am, sleep from 3am to 9am… Of course on the days where I did have to work at my real job, it was office from 8am to 6pm, house from 7pm to 1am. The biggest time chunk that I wish I had back was the hours upon hours of driving all ...

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