Real Log doorway trim, plus siding for mobile home

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Project by Built2Last posted 10-09-2014 05:34 PM 5994 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture is of one of my customer’s and I am teaching her what little I know about woodworking but I think it will not be long before she is teaching me.
She and her husband just bought their first house and she is in charge of remodeling it. She is the one I mention in my earlier project which is a wood countertop cutting board style with a live edge walnut backsplash
She decided she wanted a larger doorway so she and her mother tore out the old one, built and installed a new header and then it was over here to my shop to explain what she wanted. I built a jig so that I could mortise out about two inches and 4 7/8” wide in each 10 inch diameter log. Then I cut out the center section on the ends of the top log.
Once the pine logs were mortised out she and her mother took them home and installed them and I think they did a great job.
I really like to see women who can do the stuff that is usually considered “man’s work” but still visits the softer side of sears. Nothing sexier and nothing makes me feel better because as a father of two daughters who was a single dad for 3 1/2 years, I pray that I will live long enough to see my girls treated as equals. They deserve the same pay and respect as a man would get doing the same job. Besides, I don’t know of many men who could do what most women do, especially mothers and especially single mom’s. Most men can only dream of being that strong.
Ok, I rant sometimes about women getting the respect they deserve so, I will move on to the last picture. This is some siding I cut for my neighbor across the street. It was the first time I had ever seen someone put this type of siding on a mobile home. It has been a couple of years now and it still looks great. I’ve sold a few more batches of siding from this mobile home. Two were folks just riding by and stopped to asked him where he got it.
Have a great day, ya’ll !!!!!

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 05:56 PM

Great story a Big Thumbs up for a job well done.


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#2 posted 10-09-2014 07:38 PM

She and her husband just bought their first house and she is in charge of remodeling it. Hey even if we are doing the Work SHE is still in charge.
Nice job by both of you on thhe Logs. I like the look.

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 09:09 PM

your name (Built2Last) fits HER to a “T”! ... You know, as in “Built like a brick …”
We should all have such a cutie pie for a next door neighbor!

Oh yeah, what was the project you posted about???

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 02:29 AM

What a cool door frame! The siding is very unique and adds a ‘cabin’ look.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-10-2014 04:20 AM

Nice door frame (the student too :-) )

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-10-2014 05:07 AM

Some people will do anything to get into the top three, lmao.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#7 posted 10-10-2014 08:48 AM

Great story and nice work by them>>> Keep kicking butt Ladies!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 12:02 PM

Sounds like a fun project!

Let’s keep this respectful please :)

I’m sure women Lumberjocks will appreciate it.

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#9 posted 10-10-2014 02:43 PM

Absolutely LOVE the log doorway. Great story, and totally agree with you about women. Great job

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#10 posted 10-11-2014 08:08 PM

Nice job…looks the pic of the old ford tractor. Is a 2N? I have one just like it

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