My House Project

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Project by ToddE posted 11-12-2007 04:33 PM 2755 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to post what I have been working on for the last year and a half. That is, except for the heavy winters we have here that I couldn’t work outside. But, with this almost complete…I can get back to working in my shop instead of working on my house.
The first picture: You can see that I had just recently moved my house on top of Superior Walls ( Those are the concrete basement walls. I had originally had my house in front of where the house is now and had a 100 ton crane come in and lift it onto the walls. You can see one of the concrete peers that the house used to sit on lying in front of the house. We actually moved our house the day after Christmas and they were able to move and lift the house without even moving anything out of the house.
The second picture: Most of the building season was taking up in putting a yard in, a sidewalk and beginning to put a stub roof on the front. It was definitely a tricky work in building with concrete and wood. You have to be inventive and constructive, at least if you want things done right. I knew I wanted arches over the garage doors, but I didn’t plan on how I was going to finish the sofett or fascia.
The third picture: You can see that I have the stone and siding on the house. I used Appleridge stone veneer ( on the project. I wasn’t unable to finish the chimney that will continue up the second floor of the house. You have to be careful when you are dealing with mortar and concrete in the northeast when you build here because the temps go below 30 at night and it will set up on you too fast and crack the first nice day you get, so that will delay the project until next year. I think I will post a couple pics of the garage door details in another project. My 6 year old asked me the other day what else I had to finish outside before the snow comes…I told him that I was done with the outside for this year. He told me that I can start finishing the kitchenette and bathroom downstairs then! I think his mother has been brainwashing him. Enjoy.

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#1 posted 11-12-2007 04:59 PM

hahah that’s funny—- I wonder what your son got to pass those words on to you haha

that’s quite the project you have undertaken and you sure have done a lot of work!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 11-12-2007 05:00 PM

What a BIG job that has been ! You have done a beautiful job….it really looks nice. A hundred ton crane? What do they do, bring it in pieces and put it together off street? That is one fine looking house. I’ll bet you are very pleased.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#3 posted 11-12-2007 05:30 PM

Hi Calgirl, Actually, I live in northcentral PA and the crane came straight from southern Florida. The crane comes in by itself, but it is followed by a boom tractor trailer and a counter weight tractor trailer. The crane had six axles on the thing with four sets of axles that are used for steering.

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#4 posted 11-12-2007 06:31 PM

Quite an undertaking! It really looks good.

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

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#5 posted 11-12-2007 08:22 PM

What a transformation! Nice work! Hang in there; you’re almost there.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 01:18 AM

great….looks likle a big project!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 01:30 AM

Sounds like you wife say the Home Depot commercial where the daughter looks at the cabinets and the refrigerator and say dad we need to upgrade all of these cabinets. As she walks by her mother in the other room she hands her money.

Nice job. I guess you added some living space on the first floor.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 11-13-2007 05:03 AM

Very nice house. Living in flat (below sea level) Louisiana I envy all of you guys with hills, mountains or any elevations higher than your rooftop. Nice looking area. Having said all of that – you guys can keep your winters though – I hate cold weather!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 10:10 AM

Wow! That turned out real nice!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#10 posted 09-29-2009 10:47 AM

House looks great! Love the arches and stone work. Not sure what the white stuff is you have spread all over the yard sawdust perhaps? LOL Great curb appeal

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

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