This Old House: My First Home.

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Blog series by WoodTraveler updated 03-20-2017 04:24 PM 6 parts 5860 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: This Old House

12-15-2016 02:09 PM by WoodTraveler | 0 comments »

I am sure many other folks have thought about this when they got their house. I am a truck driver and I am limited mostly on time. but i am for the first time in my life venturing out to do something that i have wanted to do for many years. This past Sunday, 12/11/16 I met with my parents about a house that i have loved since I was 10 years old. As a kid we moved in next door to this old man that would quickly become one of my closest childhood friends. The man that showed me how wonder...

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Part 2: Around the House

03-06-2017 03:31 PM by WoodTraveler | 4 comments »

I am sorry this took so long to do i had a bit of technical difficulty with my original pics. this first series of pics is an around the house view of what the exterior looks like. and what im dealing with. the interior will be shown as I work on a room. This is a clock wise around the house from front door to front door. hopefully you get a good view of what i get to work with, notice the old wood siding on it, i plan on saving as much of that as i can for use in different areas of the house...

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Part 3: Back Porch Interior #1

03-06-2017 03:44 PM by WoodTraveler | 0 comments »

Well now you have seen the house, allot of work and I am very excited to be able to start working on my dreams finally. Unfortunately all the interior shots were lost on my old phone. In description it was just beams and Luan. most of the luan was coming apart so demo took me about 45 minutes for the entire room. I dont plan on keeping this back porch I want to use the space later for a new Living room/ Kitchen area, but i need it for the next couple years while I take care of what is ther...

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Part 4: Feb 2017, Back Porch Ext

03-06-2017 04:03 PM by WoodTraveler | 0 comments »

As being a truck driver, I am very limited by time. only a couple days a month to get as much as I can done. so some pieces will take longer than what they would for a normal stay at home guy. I did three things in Feb. Started the Back Porch Exterior. Demo on the Living Room. And a Hi-Boy to TV Stand Project that took me and my Sons a couple hours. Yeah one of my best weekends in Years. Pic one proves you can do an 8’x12” board in a Durango. We had allot going on, My yo...

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Part 5: Feb 2017, Hi-Boy to TV Stand...Little Side Project

03-06-2017 04:42 PM by WoodTraveler | 0 comments »

alright i got home Thursday morning and after driving all night wound up sleeping all day. so i already lost a day before i even started. Friday I woke and my middle son and I ran to the lumber store, got back and my son had the Demo on that wall done. We had the boards up by the end of the day. Saturday morning the Ext Stain went on while we cut the cover boards and prepped the old window that i reused. and we were done around 4 we did the first wall in the living room in about an hour and...

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Part 6: March 2017:Mostly Cleanup

03-20-2017 04:24 PM by WoodTraveler | 0 comments »

My time home for march was pretty busy so I didn’t get much done on my house. I went up and did the dreaded taxes and walked away with a grin, I will soon have money to do quite a bit. Along with stove to refurbish. when i did get to where I could get a few things done this is what happened. First thing I wanted to do was put up the door that i hadn’t last month to the back porch and since it was going to rain and already had a couple times on me. I knew it needed to go up. I k...

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