Category Archives: Home renovation

Entry Door Rennovation: mortising the adjustable hinges

The next few posts will be about replacement of a an existing steel entry door, jambs, and threshold with you guessed it….wood. The better part of yesterday was spent taking measurements, and making a few jigs to help with the … Continue reading

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Stairs day 44: ready for final finishing to start

Ready of final finishing…

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Stairs day 38: balusters installed

Happy day, started installing balusters

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Stairs ….day 35

OK, so I’ve been doing some other projects and no focus is back on the stairs.

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How to make custom bathroom mirror

How to make a custom mirror frame for your bathroom… Remove existing full wall mirror (builder’s grade crap as we call it around here) Take old mirror to local glass cutter and have them cut to smaller size (support local … Continue reading

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Stairs Day 16

astragal – a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture

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Stairs Day 15

Starting to look like a Newel post…

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Stairs Day 2

First photos of the Pedestal. Quartersawn white oak….

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Stairs Day 1

Well, not actually day 1.  A few months ago the carpet (builder’s grade crap) was removed to reveal stairs that should never have passed inspection code when the home was built (shout out to Phillips Builders for you attention to … Continue reading

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Acid Washed Floor

Another before and after photo.  For the past three days the focus has been the concrete floor on the porch.  Acid Washed with Kemiko stain (cola) and top coat with clear acrylic sealer.  Many thanks to the folks at Farrell-Calhoun … Continue reading

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