Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'remodel'

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Shop Remodel #19: Bats in the Belfry

12-16-2015 01:10 AM by bearkatwood | 3 comments »

Old man winter done kicked me in the caboose, but I managed to drag my butt to the shop and schlep some wood around. I spent Sunday hanging lights I bought an a school remodel sale and now have the sun set high in my rafters. I ended up hanging four of these bad boys and they really brighten the place up. While I was up there hanging these 40lb beasts I thought of that song bats in the belfry, in the shop, boiling society :) I found all kinds of goodies up in my long term wood stor...

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The Storm has arrived!

07-19-2007 12:38 PM by Roger Strautman | 5 comments »

Well, MsDebbi was right I’m raising the roof line up 2’ in the living area. I was told by my wife that this project has to be done in no more than 1 year, my boys graduation. There is no going back now! To start with there was and existing fireplace and I knew that I was going to need all the chimney brick I could get so I had to remove all the brick one by one and then clean off all mortar so they could be reused. These picture shows where the chimney was located and it also ...

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Shop Remodel #15: Deja Vu All Over Again

12-09-2015 01:43 AM by bearkatwood | 5 comments »

Dovetails, I love cutting dovetails. Wait, wasn’t I just doing this??? Deja Vu all over again. Today I milled up and cut the pieces for the door frames. They will be a little undersized in width to accommodate the curves in the frames. The case is 40”x40” and each door will be 19” wide x 40” tall. Oh hey, before i forget I forgot to tell you all about a few things yesterday. First off I got the last piece of curly western maple that will become ...

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Porch Remodel #1: Planning

04-27-2009 03:47 PM by MyOldGarage | 3 comments »

This is the first piece that I would like to build for a complete remodel of our front porch. My wife suggested we add a ramp because our parents are getting older so it could be a nice addition for helping them get in/out of our home. We don’t have a lot of steps, but it can still be a pain, especially if using a wheelchair. The current wood is in very bad shape. The way the posts made, they are very hard to get painted, any water that gets in can wick right up the center of ...

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Shop Remodel #35: All about that base!

01-18-2016 12:53 AM by bearkatwood | 1 comment »

Which came first, the mortise or the tenon?Well for me today it was the tenon. Where we left off my dog and cat were at it again Well our undefeated chunky weight champion is still on top, and I can’t get her to find another place to hang out. I had the legs done and I worked on the stretcher for the sides. The bottom ones were easy, they were just 4” wide and straight. The tops were a bit more complex and needed to have a step to keep the two thicknesses even, bu...

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Shop Remodel #18: Rinse and Repeat

12-11-2015 09:31 PM by bearkatwood | 8 comments »

In the summer 1978 issue of FWW, Tage Frid wrote about tool cabinets.“Why bother making a tool cabinet when a crate with shelves nailed in would hold the tools? I believe if a person wants to make a living as a woodworker and furniture designer, a well-designed and executed tool cabinet is very important. It’s a pleasure to have a beautiful tool cabinet, where the tools are properly arranged and easy to find. And when a potential customer comes into the shop and sees a nice cabinet, half the ...

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Complete Shop Remodel #4: Final Steps

03-18-2009 05:30 PM by jackd942 | 2 comments »

I can hardly believe it…the end is near. I have begun painting the inside of the shop and after much hassle (OSB and paint do not work well together) I am just about to finish this project up. The first paint I applied looked good the evening I applied it, but when I went back out to the shop the next day to admire it, you could hardly tell it had been painted at all! There was just a light chalky film in the area I had painted. So back to the drawing board. After a little research, I w...

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Shop Remodel #7: Speed Kills

11-30-2015 01:16 AM by bearkatwood | 3 comments »

The case for the saw till has been made and the first coat of finish applied. The face frame is gluing up and I am going to have some fun with it. I used loose tenons to put it together, just being lazy I guess. I like to run a small groove down each side for glue to escape. I will get all “artsy fartsy” with it and make it in the style of the larger cabinet. It looks good so far. I cut up the sides for the tool cabinet and have them just ab...

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Kitchen Re-do

02-21-2009 10:54 PM by fredc | 5 comments »

Like most of us in the northern clime who don’t have a heated work shop I’ve really been chomping at the bit to get started on my projects. The big project I have set for myself is to build and install new kitchen cabinets. A very ambitious and somewhat daunting prospect for someone of my limited experience, but exciting too. I’ve spent most of the winter researching cabinet building on the internet, which is what led me to LumberJocks, lucky find. Now tho, I think that ...

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Kitchen Remodel #1: Kitchen Remodel - Phase 1 Design

03-19-2008 06:38 PM by SteveV | 4 comments »

Kitchen Remodel – New pics added… Well, March is here and the shop is now open. I had planned to have the design of the new kitchen finished but it’s not. What a great use of the winter down time but the design process has been long and hard fought with my wife. We have very different tastes and I was just happy to agree on the cabinet style but where to put them and what type of hardware has been the road block. Oh yeah then came the gut and redo of the down stairs b...

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