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Reed's WoodShop

04-07-2014 01:45 PM by reedwood | 77 comments »

I received a post from Fine Woodworking on Facebook the other day about a survey they were doing about small shops. The survey asked the following questions and I thought it would be fun to post my reply here at Refurbers. Reed’s 24×28 Wood shop My 3×4 ft. oak tool box is over 20 yrs. old and has outlasted 4 work vans.It has 2 dovetailed drawers that are 3 ft. deep with dividers for hand tools, and dividers inside for nail guns, hand saws, blades, sand pa...

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Rewiring #3: Finished and Signed Off!

11-20-2014 12:35 AM by Dan Lyke | 67 comments »

Got the final inspection today! Woot! Not a whole lot to add to the previous update, but got the final inspection on the electrical today. Finally. And having sufficient sockets is amazing. The power strip quotient in the house has gone way way down. New LED lights in various places, with dimmers that work for them. It’s all pretty darned amazing. Lessons: Really, once we got the procedure down, running new sockets was pretty easy. A long extension on a hex drive augur bit...

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Remodeling a family cottage #4: Window casings and LED lighting

08-08-2013 09:25 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 63 comments »

Well, it’s been awhile. I got all the oak planed and jointed and made all the window sills and casings and got them installed. I also installed the oak facing on the underside of the header from the load bearing wall I tore down a ways back. I installed some LED light strips on both sides of the header. They have an RF controller so that I can change colors, flash, strobe, blend, dim, etc. The power supply sits in a cavity on the wall where all the internet stuff resides. this will b...

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Simple Hall Way redo. #6: The End in Sight?

07-21-2012 05:23 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 36 comments »

The end is not necessarily in sight but my stopping point will be soon I think. I have started attaching base boards tonight but I quit a few minutes after 9:00 I don’t want my neighbors on the war path because of my miter saw noise. The dremel tool isn’t terribly quiet either. As for inside the house, the compressor is a noisy beast. I put up the trim to divide the hallway from the living room. I also got a few pieces of base board attached. As you can see I ...

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Kitchen #1: A little this.. a little that...

02-11-2009 06:23 PM by MsDebbieP | 35 comments »

Feb 11, 2009 (Note: no pictures available) It’s been a few years that I have held back from moving stuff around in the kitchen. I’ve waited patiently until I just couldn’t wait any longer! The “before” is irrelevant, other than saying that the “before” annoyed me. So Monday, I moved the upright freezer out into the porch, removed the shelving units that surrounded my chimney (which has fake red brick on the surface and I love the look). Ri...

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Bathroom Remodel #7: They say it's only vanity

12-02-2015 06:37 PM by Dan Lyke | 33 comments »

The face is 2” thick cherry, which will be carved, so I had to modify the clamp for my dovetail jig to hold it in place while I cut the dovetails: And then the top is an inset sink into a block of the same marble we used for the diagonal pattern: Because the inside of vanities can be super nasty, the side is a louvered panel to provide airflow: And the drawer is notched to fit around the drain: The front of the vanity is carved: And then I had to ...

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DIY Ideas #2: Creating a Vintage Interior Look

08-04-2015 11:26 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 33 comments »

I’m sure we can all have a good go at creating a modern interior with modern styles and trends. We can all buy a bunch of materials and tools and get to work on a brand new untouched space and finish with a masterpiece. However, what if you’re looking to create a more vintage look rather than a modern one? How can you create that antique look yourself? I did a bit of research online in an attempt to figure out for myself and for this blog just how can I create a vintage look for my interior o...

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wainscoting

08-27-2008 12:15 AM by MRTRIM | 33 comments »

i was looking for something to post and decided to go with wainscoting . a lot of this ive posted on l j but i thinks works here as well . feel free to post your own wainscoting on here . i enjoy seeing other folks styles and work i just commented on pabulls project that beadboard has been back around for some time now . a lot of the guys are doing the “old school style ” such as bead board all around , chairrail at the top and base at the bottom . i do it a little different , i d...

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On The Workbench #1: Heated Handgrips for a Snowblower

02-24-2015 04:01 PM by ontheworkbench | 32 comments »

When I bought my snow blower, I only wanted one wide enough to fit through the side door on my garage, so I settled for a 26” wide unit. When looking across various models, I noticed that several premium (and larger) models had heated hand grips. After two winters with my snow blower, I thought it would be time to try to upgrade my basic rubber hand grips to heated one. I made a couple of videos on it, the first one shown how I did it for my MTD manufactured Troy-Bilt, and a second one...

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Kitchen, bathroom and toilet remodeling - demolition

12-07-2010 12:22 AM by mbulla | 32 comments »

I’m still busy, so I’m just posting few pictures. We demolished and threw away everything that was old and ugly. Before: After:

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