I built these two storage shelving units for my basement. They were super easy to build. View on YouTube
hard wiring a light to an outlet #1: 1. Research for an electrical project I'd like to attempt - is it possible?
Got a bit of flak for posting over in LJ so I thought my better bet may be here :) I wanted to document this process in case well – in case I ever need to refer back to it or maybe someone has the same dilemma’s I do about this process? My workshop is in half of my two car garage and I want to install a four bulb florescent fixture to get as much light as possible since with winter I will be working with the garage door closed :) I was able to pick up a commercial/residential...
Update two years later 9/16/13: The opener is still working like the day I bought it. First one that’s lasted this long on my large wooden door. I don’t know where exactly to put this so I guess a blog entry is the best. First of all I am just a guy in Maine with an 18 ft wood garage door. Heavy and older. (the door… I guess me too) Anyway, I am not in any way affiliated with any garage door people or companies or stores that sell them. I’ve had a few garage door...
There are several types of Home Additions we do here in Lancaster County, PA. Believe it or not, every room addition we’ve ever done was unique…seriously! Additions are custom designed to your exact dreams and needs, and the needs and dreams of every family are different! However, there is one unifying theme of all of the families we work with; when you create the home of your families dreams, your family dreams of spending time at home. More Family Room:Sometimes a homeowner wants to add ...
My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...
We built a landing (attic) not sure what to call it in the garage and that’s where the children slept. Then we divided the garage into a bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom with panels. We put all the wardrobes into a square in one corner to create a dressing room. Our water supply was pumped up to us from the farmer down the road a kilometre away into tanks perched precariously on some old scaffolding. The cut off valve was about 65 metres down the field. The farmer would ...
Boy do I have updates to share! I’ve finally finished this project, merely 452+ days after it began. The garage conversion has been completed! I now have a spacious 10’x20’ room attached directly to my dining room. It is better insulated than any other part of the house and we’re already enjoying the comfort during these nights in the 20’s (of degrees F). Also, my daughter is walking well enough these days. My earlier posts spoke of her birth – well now ...
As of Sunday night, the separating wall is nearing completion. Since our little girl was born, I’ve framed the wall (with the exception of a four foot section where the door will go), run my electrical, and insulated most of the new wall. The framing went without headache. I built a simple jig that allowed me to compress-fit a board onto the top sill while I screwed in the studs. Yes, I used screws exclusively for this project per the recommendation of retired, professional framer...
Time to get busy on that garage conversion again! Our new baby girl is here and I’ve got the next two weeks off to help out at the house with mommy and baby. I was 60% done before now, so the rest should come together pretty quickly. Of course, you’re all probably more interested in seeing our newest addition! Head over to the Gradin.com blog to see the news.
I’ve recently finished one half of the 21’ subfloor I’m building. I’m out of joists, so I’ll need to buy more before continuing. In the meantime, I figured I would go ahead and lay paneling where I could as the leveled joists over the concrete floor are making it increasingly more difficult to walk. I tacked down a few rows of insulation and already have the vapor barrier purchased and ready to go. As soon as I can get out to the store, I’ll be purchasi...
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