When I built the stairs at the lake house last summer, I left the last two original flights of stairs in place, since they were in pretty good shape. This summer, a couple of boards at the landings of each flight had started to rot, and needed to be replaced. This past weekend, I did … Continue reading Lake House Stair Repair
Another remodeling project I plan on doing this fall is a remodel of the master closet at the main house. We’re blessed with a very large master closet (350 square feet or so), but it could be a lot better. I plan on installing floor to ceiling wardrobe style shelves and clothing racks, along with … Continue reading Master Closet Remodel
One of my projects for fall/winter is going to be remodeling the master bathroom at the lake house. Currently, it is a model of 70’s-tastic style. I plan on largely gutting it, and putting in something that fits the mid century modern style of the house but is significantly nicer and more luxurious. Here is … Continue reading Lake House Bathroom Remodel
At long last, the shed projects is done. After building and installing the doors (as covered in my last post about the project), I first painted the exterior trim. I also stained and painted the interior: After that, I installed some additional floor ramps and then was able to park the ATV and both lawn … Continue reading Shed: Finished!
After building the doors yesterday, I installed them today. I used heavy duty barn door hinges, plus a latch that supports a padlock and wrought iron handles. The end result, prior to staining, looks awesome! Continue reading Shed Doors Installed
The shed is almost done, aside from installing the doors and finishing staining and painting. Over the past week and a half, I’ve installed siding trim and built the doors. The siding was simple 1×4 white pine, which gave definition to the sides of the shed. After the siding, I built the doors, which were … Continue reading Shed Siding and Doors
This past week, I put a roof on the shed. It was a several step process. I first had to install aluminum drip edging, then roof felt, then a weather proof barrier, and finally the shingles themselves. In order to make it easier to nail the shingles down, I purchased a coiled roofing nail gun, … Continue reading Roofing the Shed