HomeRefurbers

BillyJ

View BillyJ's:homeprojects (10)blog (21)forum topics (8)buddies (11)favorites (2)activity logWatch

258 posts in 3379 days

Location: Howell, MI
Website:

An individual trying to cut a straight line in life. Bogged down by necessities (like making a living), I would rather spend my time cutting, turning, sanding (well, maybe not sanding), and working with my hands. And oh, most important, spending time with my grandkids.

My first project was building a cabin with my 9th grade teacher in the northern woods of Michigan. Learning how to use power tools, run wire and hook up electricity, and build what was needed set me on my way.

Over the past 10 years or so, I have done about a dozen remodels, mostly kitchens and bathrooms. Decks are another one of those things that I always seem to get involved in. I did one family room and fireplace. I’m a better woodworker than plumber (can’t seem to get that last drop of water from falling off of the trap), and I have managed only to get shocked three times (the last time was sheer stupidity – talking on the phone while doing electrical work). The lesson there – pay attention to what it is you are doing!

Finally, after many years thinking about it, I got my General Contractor license in 2011. I'm finally doing some jobs. Still, it's not my main occupation, but I'm preparing for my next career.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Little House in the Heights #3: Demo days 04-30-2013 05:39 PM
added blog entry Little House in the Heights #3: Demo days 04-29-2013 10:43 PM
commented on Old doors brought back to life 04-29-2013 07:42 PM
commented on Little House in the Heights #2: Let the demo begin 04-25-2013 02:19 PM
commented on Little House in the Heights #1: The House 04-16-2013 12:48 AM
added blog entry Little House in the Heights #2: Let the demo begin 04-16-2013 12:46 AM
commented on Little House in the Heights #1: The House 04-07-2013 04:22 AM
commented on Little House in the Heights #1: The House 04-06-2013 03:34 PM
added blog entry Little House in the Heights #1: The House 04-06-2013 03:53 AM
commented on That old house #10: The End - (I think) 01-14-2013 03:08 AM
commented on The New Work Shop #2: Sorry no pictures yet but here is where I'm at 01-14-2013 02:48 AM
commented on That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment 01-11-2013 05:01 PM
commented on That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment 01-11-2013 04:31 PM
added blog entry That old house #11: Yes, this IS the final installment 01-11-2013 05:57 AM
commented on That old house #10: The End - (I think) 01-11-2013 02:29 AM

Latest Blog Entries | view all 21 »

Latest Projects | view all 10 »


Grab widget

25 comments so far

View Todd Thomas's profile

Todd Thomas

735 posts in 3622 days

posted 08-26-2009 12:14 PM

Welcome to HomeRefurbers

It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun

Looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

View BillyJ's profile

BillyJ

258 posts in 3379 days

posted 08-28-2009 04:46 AM

Thanks Todd. I’ve already got a couple of ideas. There sure are a lot of great projects out there!

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

View sandhill's profile

sandhill

97 posts in 3374 days

posted 08-28-2009 07:12 PM

Hey there Billj welcome to LJs looking forwars to seeing your projects. Nice job on the kitchen, thats what I am in the process of doing now.

View upperwoodsman's profile

upperwoodsman

1 post in 3377 days

posted 08-29-2009 05:09 AM

Hey BillyJ’s glad to see ya over here also.

Great pics of the deck.

View chief101's profile

chief101

21 posts in 3100 days

posted 08-09-2010 01:34 AM

Sorry Bob thought it would take five days, with changes I made and the complexity building the oven it ended up 9 days.

-- Dale J. Struhar Sr.

View cmiller's profile

cmiller

5 posts in 2637 days

posted 09-02-2011 05:02 PM

Thanks for the welcome Billy. By the way posted up a response on how I fastened down the boards on that deck post.

View akira211221's profile

akira211221

2 posts in 142 days

posted 06-29-2018 07:31 PM

Hey Admin,
I must say this is one of the best article on this topic I have seen in so many days.
I guess me and my team mini militia hack should learn from you guys and start editing our content like this.
Amazing work done.
Thanks.

View akira211221's profile

akira211221

2 posts in 142 days

posted 06-30-2018 03:42 PM

Hi admin,
Awesome content posted.
The article is very well written and the theme is also suiting.
Amazing!!!!
Checkout the same type of writing skill on Latest Entertainment News, Make Money Online, Boost Your Web Traffic and on packers and movers in salt lake.

View AllTypesPlumber's profile

AllTypesPlumber

1 post in 96 days

posted 08-15-2018 03:28 AM

Follow what you believe is right for you! Congrats there pal

-- 24/7 plumber in West Valley, http://www.alltypesplumbing.com/service-area/west-valley-city-plumber/

View pankajogen's profile

pankajogen

1 post in 90 days

posted 08-21-2018 07:41 AM

All the information in this post is very impressive. awesome work you have done here, I am very happy to read this nice post.
Best Website Design Company in Delhi

View ogeninfosystem's profile

ogeninfosystem

7 posts in 150 days

posted 08-24-2018 09:33 AM

View ogeninfosystem's profile

ogeninfosystem

7 posts in 150 days

posted 08-25-2018 06:42 AM

View somax's profile

somax

5 posts in 101 days

posted 09-11-2018 05:36 AM

View pkrluxy's profile

pkrluxy

4 posts in 43 days

posted 10-20-2018 03:31 PM

Situs anda sangat bagus dan sangat luar biasa , saya tidak pernah melihat situs yang seperti ini :)
Situs Poker Online Indonesia
Situs Poker Online
Agen Poker Online Indonesia

View RihalBattery's profile

RihalBattery

1 post in 26 days

posted 10-23-2018 05:28 PM

Rihal Battery is the perfect way of buy car battery online in jaipur at best price and free home delivery.

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-10-2018 07:16 AM

Zonnepanelen kopen? In 2018 de populairste manier om duurzame energie te produceren. Zonnepanelen installateur Soloya plaatst uw zonnepanelen. Zonnepanelen

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-10-2018 09:00 AM

SEO en zoekmachine optimalisatie. U bent gegarandeerd vindbaar voor potentiële nieuwe klanten met Sempris webdesign, SEO en zoekmachine optimalisatie! SEO

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-10-2018 12:17 PM

Airco en airconditioning in 2018. Ontdek hier info en advies over airco, airconditioning installatie, de airco prijs en prijzen van airco’s en zoveel meer… Airco

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-10-2018 03:16 PM

Webdesign en online marketing. Heeft u sterke groeiambities? Webdesign bureau Sempris doet uw bedrijf groeien met Wordpress webdesign en Drupal webdesign. Webdesign

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-11-2018 06:04 AM

Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. There tend to be not many people who can certainly write not so simple posts that artistically. Continue the nice writing. Professional Movers San Jose

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-11-2018 10:57 AM

Een airconditioning of airco installatie in de vorm van een lucht-lucht warmtepomp is in 2018 uitermate geschikt als koeling en verwarming van de woning. Airco installateur Soloya plaatst airconditioning units van de merken Daikin, Panasonic en Mitsubishi. Airco

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-11-2018 02:58 PM

Meer weten over de warmtepomp prijs? De prijs van een volledige warmtepomp installatie schommelt tussen de € 2.500 en € 12.000 (BTW+ plaatsing inbegrepen), al ligt de prijs van een geothermische warmtepomp wel wat hoger, tussen de €15 – €40.000 Warmtepomp prijs

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-12-2018 06:17 AM

Wanneer u overweegt om zonnepanelen te kopen kunt u best es kijken op de Zonnepanelen-centrale.be. Deze zonnepanelen experten brngen tot in de klienste details in orde voor de zonnepanelen op uw dak. Zonnepanelen kopen

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-12-2018 10:24 AM

Twijfel dus niet langer en verleng de mooiste periode van het jaar met uw gezin met een prachtige, duurzame en onovertroffen terrasoverkapping van TerrasPro. Wij bouwen pergola’s en terrasoverkappingen met 5 jaar fabrieksgarantie en superieure materialen zoals veiligheidsglas, het type 6063 aluminium 60 mµ coating, Bayer Makrolon® polycarbonaat. Terrasoverkapping

View alizabanokhatri's profile

alizabanokhatri

27 posts in 11 days

posted 11-19-2018 04:05 AM

I am overpowered by your post with such a decent theme. Typically I visit your web journals and get refreshed through the data you incorporate yet the present blog would be the most obvious. Well done! magie voyance tarot mobile

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase