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The New House... #4: Ripping out the kitchen

10-31-2008 03:57 PM by ryno101 | 5 comments »

I’m posting as I have a free 20 minutes to compile these, so my timeline is a bit scattered… I’m well into other stuff, but I’m trying to make sure I get the big stuff documented here, so I’m really like a week or so ahead in the project, this was last weekend’s adventure. My two biggest “projects” inside this giant project…. are the painting/wall prep and re-doing the kitchen. The kitchen was by far the nastiest room in the house...

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The New House... #3: Progress... I hate wallpaper!

10-27-2008 08:12 PM by ryno101 | 8 comments »

So, I’ve been working at this for two weekends and one week of after work time. I’m leaving to go to work at 6:30am, working until 6pm, then driving an hour to get to the new house, working until midnight or so, wash, rinse, repeat. First thing I did was pull the mom-mobile (our minivan, which I have co-opted for the duration of this project!) up to my workshop and load it all in. I’m one of those guys who needs to be organized, and I figure that my first step would be ...

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Building a porch. #7: The finished product!

07-14-2008 09:21 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 8 comments »

The porch is completed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I learned something new about the finishing of new treated lumber. They don’t recommend waiting 60 to 90 days for the boards to dry anymore. They say by staining right away, it slows the drying process, & prevents cracking, & checking. I relate that to sealing the ends of lumber to prevent checking. We used Olympic semi-transparent oil stain that is water cleanup, pretty ...

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Building a porch. #5: Applying the top railing boards.

07-13-2008 08:18 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 3 comments »

I used 2 X 6’s for the railing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Taking measurements to fit around the pipe. Photos By Barb. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Drilled for the pipe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I lost control of the router here , but it still worked out fine. To be continued!

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Building a porch. #4: Balusters for railing!

07-13-2008 07:49 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 2 comments »

I finally got the 2” X 6” for the balusters. Photos by Barb.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It took approximately 10 minutes to cut out a baluster, Then I rounded all of the corner with a 1/2” radius bit. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Piled up ready to apply. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~First one! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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Building a porch. #3: Applying the skirting!

07-13-2008 07:17 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 2 comments »

I’m kind of working backward, because you usually put the skirting on last, but I didn’t have the 2’ X 6” material for the railing balusters yet, so that’s why I went this route. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I didn’t want to rely on the bolts alone to hold up the deck, so I rabbeted a 4” x 4” to rap around the metal post. Photos by Barb! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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First home refurbishing #1: First foreclosure house for refurbishing

06-24-2008 06:02 PM by Bill | 8 comments »

I have not been on the site much lately, but I do have a good excuse. I finally found a house to purchase a refurbish. While not a lot of work to do, there will be a few things needing done, primarily patching a few holes and painting. In April I looked through a number of houses. Many of these houses, while inexpensive, were not in good areas and/or needed a lot of work. By the time the house was fixed up, there would be no money to be made. With a declining housing market, that woul...

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Master Bedroom Floor

05-21-2008 01:16 AM by dustynewt | 3 comments »

The house sustained minor damage from wind and water during the hurricanes of the last few years. The outside is now sufficiently repaired. We are finally getting to the task of remodeling the inside. We have been living on the first floor of our house for what seems like years while we remodel the upstairs. It suffered the worst. The plan is to do the reverse when the upstairs is finished. Between work and unexpected projects (neccessities) the remodel is coming slow. We either have the m...

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