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
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
Several weeks ago when I was in Dallas, I received word from my realtor that the boat lift (and the boat) at the lake house was in danger of being swept away due to flooding on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. After following up for more information, I was eventually able to get ahold … Continue reading Boat Lift Fiasco
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
It’s been an unexpectedly hectic June, so I haven’t written many posts here. However, I’ve still continued to make steady progress on the shed. The last post covered framing; after that, I constructed the walls using plywood. As I installed the plywood, I stained it to prevent it from warping in case it rained. Over … Continue reading Shed Construction: Much Progress