Final Pool Projects: Fence, Electrical, Cover, Furniture, and Grass Seeding

Once the pool concrete pouring was done, the pool was fully usable but there was still more work to do. First, the fence had to be installed. I went with an aluminum fence in pre-fabricated sections, which made it easy to anchor into the concrete and install. The end result looked really good, and fit … Continue reading Final Pool Projects: Fence, Electrical, Cover, Furniture, and Grass Seeding

Card Catalog

As part of my ongoing quest to build display and storage for my sports card collection, I purchased a vintage card catalog from the library at Iowa Wesleyan University. It turned out to be a fun day trip to drive to Mount Pleasant, with stops in Dubuque, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids to check out … Continue reading Card Catalog

Sports Card Displays

During the pandemic, I got back into a hobby I’d really enjoyed as a kid, collecting sports cards. The hobby has changed a lot since then, with much higher prices for cards and many more high end autographed and memorabilia cards to chase. I wanted to make a space to display the cards, and the … Continue reading Sports Card Displays

Three Season Room Interior

While the deck and three season room project isn’t completely done, it’s definitely getting close. Over the past couple of weeks, the three season room has turned into an actual building, complete with windows, doors, siding, and a (mostly) done interior. While the interior still needs trim, window casings, and some other minor touches, having … Continue reading Three Season Room Interior

Theater Rug and Risers

The theater rug and risers for the back row finally came after a couple of months of waiting, so I was able to get this project fully done. The risers make a dramatic difference in the viewing experience from the rear row of seats, and the rug brightens up the room and pairs well with … Continue reading Theater Rug and Risers

Theater Remodel

After redoing the flooring in the theater, I wanted to redo the rest of the room as well. I removed the old shelving and ceiling mounted the projector, and also moved the electronics to the back of the room. I installed built in shelving in the alcove that used to house the old free-standing shelving, … Continue reading Theater Remodel