Sunday, October 16, 2016

New Window Installation Part 2!

(Updated picture. All painted up, wall is repaired and waiting to dry)

So.. my window supplier calls me and apparently the company that makes the windows are having a glass shortage. They suggested a slightly more expensive window that they would give me at the same cost but it required me to remove the one I originally installed. This one has the grill installed between the panes and actually matches the others in the house. I originally replaced it with the same style window but it's better to have all of the windows match! I agreed and finished installing all three. The new molding, sill and apron are finished up and I have to prime and paint it. Thankfully, someone of the wood was pre primed so this shouldn't take long. I still have to repair the wall around the trim to have a cleaner look but that isn't very exciting. On a side note, I accidentally bought the wrong caulking and I didn't realize it until I was finished. You can NOT paint silicone and unfortunately I saw the tube as I was finishing up... Luckily you can sand it slightly and/or go over it with paintable caulking and it should be fine. Lesson learned, read the tube before using.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Window installation

I accidentally broke a window in the house and needed to change it and all of the others in the room. Sadly, the local supplier was out of the other windows that I needed and I was only able to install one today. Here are a few pics from the progress. I left out a lot of steps but you can see the improvement. As soon as I finish the one next to it, I'll redo the trim and finish it up.

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.