Blog entry by tenontim posted 04-03-2008 02:33 PM 2777 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, like some many of the LumberJocks, I’ve moved over here to kill a couple of more hours a day. I’m in the process of building my own house. Been working on it for over two years. Pay as I go. Of course, the furniture making gets in the way, but the LOML has put that on hold for at least 6 months, which should be time to get things finished up. Been living in the upstairs of my shop, so it’s time to get ‘er done, so I can have more shop space. I’ll keep you posted.
This is a photo about a year into construction. The outside is about finished up. Did everything myself, except the rock work. My brother in laws helped me frame it up. Currently on the woodwork and cabinets.
I’ll post more later as the interior comes together.

Here’s some photos of the progress

We built the shop first because we live up stairs while we build.

Rock work in progress.

-- Tim

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posted 04-03-2008 03:02 PM

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posted 04-03-2008 05:01 PM

Welcome aboard and let’s see some pictures!

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posted 04-03-2008 08:13 PM

You’re sure going to have a beautiful home.

That’s some great craftsmanship.

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posted 04-03-2008 08:15 PM

great looking place tim

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posted 04-03-2008 08:22 PM

Great looking home! And, I’m glad to see the priority was right from the start: get the shop built first!

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posted 04-03-2008 11:14 PM

What an awesome idea, build the shop first. I am going to show SWMBO what can happen if the shop is built first.

-- -- Making sawdust is what I do best

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posted 04-04-2008 12:09 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. This is something my wife and I have wanted to do for a very long time. If we didn’t want to waste house money on rent, building the shop first was a must. Had to have a place to work from. Also serves as an apartment. Upstairs has a bathroom with shower. The kitchen area is down stairs, which eats up some the shop space.

-- Tim

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posted 04-04-2008 12:20 AM

VERY nice, I feel waaay behind now ;)

I too plan on building the shop first.. no wait I should build the house first to build some equity just in case… nah, I’ll build the shop first… but if I build the house first?............ ARGH! ;)

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posted 04-04-2008 12:34 AM

Welcome, that looks like an fantastic project underway – build the shop first – great idea. Makes a lot of sense, if you wanted to do cooking you need to build the kitchen first!
Good Luck on your venture!

-- Bill -Ad Marketing Guy Ramsey NJ

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posted 04-04-2008 05:27 AM

Actually, Bill, the kitchen is in the shop. I’ve got a stove where my jointer needs to be and a refrigerator where my dust collector wants to live.

-- Tim

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posted 04-04-2008 09:27 PM

well tim a refridgerator will hold quite a bit of sawdust ! lol

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posted 04-04-2008 09:29 PM

Yeah, it’s a side by side. I could plug the hoses into each side and make one of the sections a chip collector.

-- Tim

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posted 04-04-2008 09:31 PM

now we are on to something ! lol

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posted 04-07-2008 02:55 AM

Nice looking house with two of my favorites…wood and stone.

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posted 06-10-2008 03:39 PM

Very nice Tenontim, are there more current pictures? Keep us posted!

For working on it for 2 years, you are making good progress!

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posted 06-12-2008 07:19 PM

I lived with a refrigerator washer and dryer in my shop for a few years. Glad to have that out of the way and the darn shop is still too small. Great house. I really like the craftsman details and the stone.

-- http://woodsongsfurniture.com

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