New house building project

Blog series by PaBull consisting of 8 parts so far

Part 1: Our new house week #23

06-08-2008 07:23 AM by PaBull | 6 comments »

So, we finally got some work done around the new house this week. We are watching the finances (business is not the greatest this year) and this slows us down a bit. A couple of weeks ago we did get our final, so now the push is to get the house livable. Outside we are grading 12” off the top of the yard and we will backfill this with good soil. Our yard is DG, you can not get a shovel in the ground. the garage is still a mess, everytime i do a little project, i need w...

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Part 2: Finishing the cabinets for upstairs bathrooms.

08-16-2008 04:57 PM by PaBull | 5 comments »

Last night, just like almost every night for the last months, I am working on the cabinets for the laundry room and the kids bathrooms upstairs.

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Part 3: Plugging away at the closets.

08-26-2008 05:22 PM by PaBull | 2 comments »

OK Mr Trim, today is your lucky day, I am posting so you don’t have to. The pictures are taken with my PDA, so they are not the best quality. This first picture is me still finishing some cabinet doors going into the laundry room. These are step stools, bought at IKEA for the short people in our household to reach the upper cabinets going all the way up to the 9’ ceiling. Working on the closets and pantry. We are using laminated solid pine for shelving. I fini...

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Part 4: Glass doors for the 6 medicine cabinets

09-07-2008 07:06 AM by PaBull | 9 comments »

Today I was busy making the glass doors for the medicine cabinets for all the bathrooms in the house. I thought I might as well share the fun with you guys. First thing I had to do after I cut the styles and rails, was make a jig to do the coping on the router table. My router table is build in with the table saw, very basic. Here some pictures of that jig. The pictures are not the best, I took them with my PDA, sorry. The jig rides against the edge of the table. Now here...

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Part 5: Hall Closet

11-19-2008 08:24 AM by PaBull | 11 comments »

I am working on a wall closet in a hallway which will be our main entrance for “regular” traffic. The wall unit needs to hold all out home school books, shoes, coats (should not be too many and not too long around here). The closet is 135” long and 113” tall. The face frame is one unit and assembled on the spot.

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Part 6: Little progress on the hall closet

12-01-2008 05:48 PM by PaBull | 13 comments »

I was hoping to finish this closet over the Thanksgiving weekend, but as you can see, I did not get it done. Part is the inset doors and the mortised hinges, this all takes a lot of work to get it to fit just right. The Hinges were a little sloppy, which does not bother too much on taller doors, but on the upper doors, where the height is less than 24” it was a pain to get it to fit right. On this cabinet I did not make the doors my self, I bought them from http://decore....

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Part 7: WE MOVED!

12-14-2008 09:48 PM by PaBull | 10 comments »

Yesterday we finally started to move, last night was the first night in the new house. We have a long way to go to have all our stuff up the hill in the new house, and the house needs still a lot of detailing and fixing. We have only cold water by the kitchen sink; the is no yard jet; the garage is filling up with all kind of to-do and fix-it stuff. But we moved.

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Part 8: Back in July of 2006, foundation finished, start framing.

02-20-2009 03:01 AM by PaBull | 9 comments »

This is going back to July 2006. The foundation is finished and we are starting the framing. Here is where you make all the decisions for room lay-out. You get the feeling you are finishing the whole house in a couple of weeks, it goes soooo fast.

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