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Just the beginning

02-02-2016 03:45 PM by KC_Kid | 221 comments »

A bit of background… We (my wife and I) purchased our first house together in march of 2015 knowing that we would not move in until June. I talked her into a fixer based on the fact that myself and a buddy worked our way through college working for our landlord fixing up his old rentals and also flipping houses for him. So we swooped in and got a fixer out from underneath a local flipper because he was trying to nickel and dime the seller. What made this a good purchase is that the e...

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Bathroom Remodel #8: A little trim

12-02-2015 06:52 PM by Dan Lyke | 134 comments »

Took me a couple of tries to get a mirror shape I liked: A few things I learned about cutting the oval (which took me 3 tries, although one of those was unrelated to the cutting): Cut from the front, not the back. I was concerned about the mirror coating peeling off when I broke the glass, but it turns out it came off just fine. Alas, it was too thick for my cutter to cut through. Don’t try to clamp it into the frame. Then i built up a frame for the mirror and routed...

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

12-02-2015 06:37 PM by Dan Lyke | 133 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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Preparing The End Walls For Insulation

09-05-2015 04:52 PM by vulpes | 242 comments »

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Getting Started

08-21-2015 02:52 PM by vulpes | 148 comments »

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Exterior Tool Storage Closet

05-04-2015 02:18 AM by Dan Lyke | 180 comments »

This went from “I wonder if Rubbermaid makes some outside storage cabinet thing” to this monstrosity, with sliding door, on the back of the workshop. Still need to clean finish fastening the sheet metal sides, but I was out of steam…

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Bathroom Remodel #6: Practicing for the shower doors

01-03-2015 08:03 PM by Dan Lyke | 38 comments »

So with the expanded window, we needed to obscure some of the glass. I thought “Oh, let’s go to Michael’s, get some stencils and etching acid, and put some patterns on it”. Charlene heard that and thought “Let’s put pictures of my favorite childhood camping spot on all the available glass”. Including the $700 shower doors. So now we’re practicing. A lot. Started with the Harbor Freight “air eraser”, which is ...

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Bathroom Remodel #5: Toilet Paper Holder

01-02-2015 07:46 PM by Dan Lyke | 85 comments »

A little side project along the way: Still need to clean up the wall of the niche where it goes before I glue it into place…

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Bathroom Remodel #4: Complexly Marble-ous!

01-02-2015 07:33 PM by Dan Lyke | 40 comments »

Cut a board to protect the tub, put a rim of FortiFlash around the bottom of the board to protect the tub, and then applied Hardiebacker™ around the tub: Mortared the Hardiebacker™ seams: And then started with coats and coats of Red Guard. This was after the first coat applied, but as we did more and more coat and got to the approved thickness (which we were supposed to be able to get in two coats(!)), I started googling around and discovered that other people...

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Bathroom Remodel #3: Rub a dub dub

01-02-2015 07:14 PM by Dan Lyke | 31 comments »

Among the amusements of having the wall around the tub out, this instance where someone missed the stud for an entire row up the button board. I have done this once or twice, but never for the whole damned row, and especially never where I was driving the entire row by hand (I’m pretty sure they didn’t have button-board/drywall nail guns back in 1947…): Insulation and blocking for the new tub was installed: And… when we first ordered the tub, we thought t...

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