Sunday, September 25, 2016

Workshop build

So we have an extra room in the basement that was cluttered with everything from kids toys, shoes, mattresses and tools. I really wanted a dedicated space for the projects that I do around the house. I cleared the room out, built a simple work bench and organized my tools.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Patio Door replacement time

As a home owner, you know the amount of projects you need to complete each weekend. Once you finish one job, another one pops into its place. I feel like its a never ending process but I really enjoy the time I get to do it. Here is the next job that I just finished up. I replaced my old, not so energy efficient patio doors with newer ones. They aren't the best doors in the world but they will definitely keep the heat in this winter. I really wanted to have the blinds in the glass but was out voted by the wife. She wanted very simple doors, without inserts or blinds. Here is the process.

-The old doors.

-Removed them to discover water damage on the casing. I removed, replaced and flashed the opening to prevent water from destroying the new frame.

-New door in place

-New molding installed

-Prepping for prime and paint.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

It's been a while but I've been busy building things around the house. I'm wrapping up a new storage unit for some of my books and model displays. This isn't complete here as the door and shelf are still drying.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

and more

Things are still IP but slowly getting to it. I'm still working on all the doors (which is why they are bare wood) It takes a while to hang so many doors! New electrical was installed for both the television and light fixture in the living room. I also updated all of the outlets through out the house. New plumbing was installed for the dishwasher, fridge and kitchen sink. The majority of the work was completed within one month since we had to move in by then. I will eventually redo the bathrooms as well and will post that progress here too. 


This is where things started to come together. I installed molding for both base and crown through out and I started to prime. These photos are missing some finish molding in places but i eventually got to it.