The BIG Re-Model

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Blog series by crank49 updated 05-14-2010 06:18 AM 2 parts 13873 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: How many hoops to jump thru to get a shop.

04-28-2010 03:31 AM by crank49 | 2 comments »

Well, I heard it here first, “every new project requires a new tool” so I figured taken to its logical conclusion, a major remodel must equal a new shop. I set out originally to have the kitchen remodeled. But, the more I read and studied and planned, the more parts of the project I wanted to do myself. Then I found these wood working blogs and found I was not alone in having this DIY fever. Six months ago I was just looking for appliances and pricing granite and flooring and c...

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Part 2: getting started with the getting started part.

05-14-2010 06:18 AM by crank49 | 0 comments »

I made a big move last week and started the kitchen re-model. Well, more accurately, I started the prep for the re-model. You see, there is this load bearing wall running right through the middle of the proposed new kitchen/dining/gathering room. It supports the ceiling joists for this 23 foot by 24 foot space. It also supports half of the roof rafters at mid span. As near as I can figure it this amounts to about 10,000 pounds with a full snow and ice load for our area. So, what I did is I de...

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