Daughter's House

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Project by jim1953 posted 01-02-2011 03:34 AM 3108 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Other then some trim work, the house for daughter is complete. It took over a year, which included building me a new garage for my woodworking shop and boat, and, she was adamant about buying materials as she could and did not borrow a dime to complete either project. I am proud of her and of the finished project! It started out as my garage, the upstairs had been used for storage when we bought the house. It now has 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, the downstairs is an open floor plan with a half bath.
The only thing that we hired to have completed was the cement for the new garage, and the taping of the drywall, some things are better left to the masters!
The pics are of the outside finished, the downstairs before, during and the final finished kitchen. The cabinets I made from Ash, with just a polyacrylic finish on them.

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 03:56 AM

Great. Love the work that you completed.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-02-2011 04:05 AM

You both should be proud of a job will done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 04:08 AM

Looks great! I’m just finishing a basement remodel; I couldn’t imagine doing a whole house. I agree with your decision to have someone do the cement and taping, they are both on my list of things I’m willing to pay someone else to do.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 04:10 AM

Three cheers for you both a beautiful job that will last for years to come.


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#5 posted 01-02-2011 04:13 AM

Just wonderful, I am sure she will remember for years to come

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 01-02-2011 05:16 AM

You must be proud.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 05:49 AM

There is nothing better than using your talents to help someone else, your family, or save yourself some real money. Great job on the remodel.

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#8 posted 01-02-2011 08:06 AM

That is a great house. And doing it debt free is a decision that she will not regret. Very nice work. You both should be proud.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#9 posted 01-02-2011 02:59 PM

well done :-)


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#10 posted 01-02-2011 03:11 PM

Jim, you did a wonderful job on this and I know that you must be proud of it and how much your daughter must be graitful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 01-02-2011 09:27 PM

Great looking kitchen area. Ya done good! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 01-04-2011 02:09 AM

Well done Jim. Your daughter must love it.

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