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Condo Porch Enclosure #1: Getting started

02-16-2010 03:21 AM by azwoodman | 3 comments »

So I have been working on this project for a couple weeks already but I figured I’d catch you all up to speed. Here are the facts: 1. I live in a condo in Gilbert, Arizona.2. The condo is about 30 yrs old.3. There is an enclosed porch on each unit and most of them need some work… At first I decided that I would just replace the parts that I thought were the worst off. I had hoped that I would be able to make it work with as little effort and $$ as possible. Plans cha...

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Garage Conversion #5: BIG Updates

01-03-2010 07:21 AM by Olaf Gradin | 1 comment »

Boy do I have updates to share! I’ve finally finished this project, merely 452+ days after it began. The garage conversion has been completed! I now have a spacious 10’x20’ room attached directly to my dining room. It is better insulated than any other part of the house and we’re already enjoying the comfort during these nights in the 20’s (of degrees F). Also, my daughter is walking well enough these days. My earlier posts spoke of her birth – well now ...

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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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Kitchen remodel #11: Wood Trim Primer

10-27-2009 07:06 AM by 3fingerpat | 8 comments »

Here are a couple of pics of the baseboards installed, nail holes and edges puttied, sanded and primered: I also mudded\floated out the remaining sections of the wall where the top coat of plaster had been removed. Just trying to level it all out before I primer the walls and ceiling this weekend. Then I hope to get the walls and ceiling retexturized. Happy Halloween!

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Kitchen remodel #10: Doorway Wood Trim additions

10-22-2009 04:22 AM by 3fingerpat | 1 comment »

I worked on making new door trim moulding, well the bullnose trim anyways. The trim is just painted 1×4 MDF trim from the BORG. The bullnose trim is 1x pine that I planed down to 3/8” and then routed a bullnose profile. It is not much for detail but it matches the existing trim that was already in the house, so I thought it should stay as it was: After finish nailing the trim, I set the nails and then used wood putty to fill all nail heads and joint seams to try to give t...

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Kitchen remodel #9: Finally some progress!

10-13-2009 01:43 AM by 3fingerpat | 5 comments »

Well, it has been almost a year since my last post on this project; never thought this was going to take as long as it has, but….a lot has happened in one year. Let me skip all the events and just say I am slowly back to working on this remodel. I am still recovering from shoulder surgery and am not able to work on this as much as I would like, in fact, I just recently got to the point where I could raise my arm enought to hold\work a trowel. So I started by continuing on with the ...

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Emergency Toilet Door-My Solution

08-01-2009 05:05 AM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

Some time ago I posted a blog on the Lumberjocks website asking if anyone had any ideas on a two way opening door system for a toilet entry. http://lumberjocks.com/Grumpy/blog/8405I got some good ideas from that & also chased the World wide web. Many thanks to those who responded.There are manufacturers that make systems just for this purpose but they are generally expensive & some require considerable modification to the door jamb structure which was what I wanted to avoid.After a lo...

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Renovating the bathroom! The unabridged story... #1: A 'funny' thing happened on the way...

06-23-2009 05:32 AM by Mark Shymanski | 2 comments »

Life sure can throw you some weird curves…we are renovating our bathroom because an inattentive driver wrote off our mini-van. Hello all, this is my first post here on Martin’s reno site, I hope it is as interesting as LumberJocks and this tale will be my, hopefully not too boring, contribution :-) This all stems back to June 1st where my wife was shuttling our kids to assorted end-of-year activities, Lauren (my daughter) was safely at school but Jenn (my wife) and Paul (my...

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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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Kitchen remodel #8: Sad news and no real progress lately

11-19-2008 05:18 AM by 3fingerpat | 10 comments »

Okay, it has been a while since the last update so let me get everyone up to date. My contractor’s father passed away unexpectedly. This was a great loss for all of us as we knew him well, he was a grand old English Gentlemen. The service was a beautiful celebration of his life which helped to medigate our sadness at his passing. So needless to say our friends loss is obviously more important then anything in my kitchen, we can wait as long as needed before she can come back to work...

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