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-- Betsy, Melbourne, Florida, USA

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#1 posted 02-09-2008 05:23 AM

nice yard

sweet place

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-09-2008 05:39 AM

Looks like a great home.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-09-2008 05:42 AM

That is a wonderful idea. I am all for putting as much effort into a home construction/remodel that you can. Putting this type of effort in a house really helps transform your perception of the project from a house to a home. The downside is that it is extremely difficult to do all the work by oneself in that there simply isn’t enough time to do so and there are phases of the construction process that necessitate assistance.

In my opinion it is best to focus on those areas which one is capable of completing and contracting out the rest. Otherwise the job may never get done. The other issue that comes into play is that of building codes. Unfamiliarity with codes can create problematic situations during and after the construction process.

Do a few things well rather than try to complete as many as you can in substandard fashion.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-09-2008 06:46 AM

you did i nice job
i like your work that you do
do you have picks of your other things that you make

-- Anthony Pelton

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#5 posted 02-09-2008 11:35 AM

Great looking house and yard.

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#6 posted 02-09-2008 01:44 PM

A really nice place, and you can live there with the satisfaction that it is built right, unlike those contractors do. I know I’ve found all kinds of craziness in my place, studs in at an angle etc. What a great looking house and setting. Nicely done.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 02-09-2008 03:26 PM

Hey, just to stave off some of the negative comments about contractors… husband is a contractor. And an excellent one. We built our home owner builder but he oversaw the project.

-- Betsy, Melbourne, Florida, USA

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#8 posted 02-09-2008 04:47 PM

yeah, nice, we need that new “home” site up and running, you could be one of the first posts.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 02-09-2008 04:55 PM

Very nice home, & I just read your blog which is superb.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 02-09-2008 06:51 PM

Love the driveway. I also love your other projects as well. Your a Craftwomen, I like the sound of that.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#11 posted 02-10-2008 10:48 PM

Nice looking home , I was a contractor for years and never ever had any dissatisfied customers. It is always much more rewarding to do the work yourself. Great job !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#12 posted 02-20-2008 11:49 AM

I think I had the same idea when I was younger. I wanted to move into an empty house and set up my table saw and tools and build all my furniture. I think I’d still be sleeping on the floor – but I do still want to build my own house. So, congratulations for having achieved that. I’m getting there but it may be another year or so before we start in earnest. Land in place, shelter established nearby and training in log home building and adobe brick construction completed. You’ve already achieved it – so what’s next?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#13 posted 04-24-2008 12:43 PM

you go girl , you and your husband did a great job!

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#14 posted 10-27-2012 08:35 PM

How wonderful the you and your hubby have interst is complimentary things – him a contractor and your woodworking. Very nice work

-- Harold

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