Shutters for the river cabin and alittle more.

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Project by janice posted 04-10-2012 04:28 AM 2397 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I haven’t been on here much. Been real busy. My dad fell back in Feburary and broke his hip. He’s been in a nurseing home since then and coming home Thursday. He can’t wait! I can. Still way to much to do before he gets home. Thank God for my kids that help me so much. And I’m working at the river every chance I get.
My barn door shutters were a pain in the butt! I even put the hinges on the wrong side. So now I have holes in wood that is very hard to hide. I might have to change that board out. I still don’t know if I’m painting or staining. Paint can hide every thing. Including the bigger gap on the left side were the hinges are. But that was the only way I could get everything to line up.
The last two pictures is a cabinet I built for my daughters bedroom at the river. We have doors now! The shutters with the trees cut out is in her room too. The chest of drawers was just fun to paint. Somebody gave it to me. I grew up with that furniture and hated it. But I like it now.

-- Janice

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 05:15 AM

I like those barn door shutters. your river house has come a long way.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 05:23 AM


So sorry to hear about your father’s fall. We hope he will fully recover. Enjoy your time with him while you still have it; there will always be time to do “stuff.”

You’re making good progress on your cabin. It’s looking great!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 06:38 AM

Cabin is looking better !! A little progress, that is all we can hope for, eh? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 10:17 AM

Your cabin is great! You’ve got a great vacation home now. One day I want to build a cabin way out in the mountains someplace.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 10:38 AM

Every corner, every part and every project in this cabin is fantastic!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 10:48 AM

Well thanks guys. I forgot to mention the shelf in the bedroom. I built that using the old door knobs off the original doors. And I did make the candle holders too. The candles are battery operated and too cute. My husband ripped off the old bathroom and porch this weekend because it was pretty well rotten, so I have another new room coming soon that I get to decorate again. He still has more siding to put up then we’ll be done. I’m thinking this fall it will be done.

-- Janice

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 11:29 AM

Great job Janice. Love the doors.
I also like the finish on the chest. Been great seeing the cabin come together.
Look forward to the next update!
Hope your father gets up and running, well soon. :)

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 11:39 AM

Sorry about your father and I hope that he heals up well. Your cabin looks really nice and I can imagine how much you love to work on it. Nice work too.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 11:56 AM

I really like those barn door shutters. Best wishes to your dad, my mother fell two years ago and broke her hip, so I kind of know what you are going through.

-- ~Julie~

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 08:09 PM

sure glad to see you are still at it, sorry about your dad, and im sure glad you have family to help you out, it takes a lot of energy to care for someone, but i know it will work out, i can understand how your dad must feel, a nursing home is not the place i would want to live, so im glad he gets to come home…..nothing like home and family, i like the shutters also…take care …grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 08:16 PM

Another great bunch of projects Janice, it seems like You’ve done a number of repairs to your cabin in the past.
I hope all goes well with your fathers recovery ,I know he’ll love the work you’ve done.


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#12 posted 04-10-2012 11:43 PM

The cabin looks great, Janice. I sure do envy you.

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

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 11:53 PM

I am glad to hear your father is doing well enough to come home. The projects look great and most people might not even notice the slight flaws that you are pointing out. I know that you are excited about finishing up the house. I still have years to go on mine.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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#14 posted 04-11-2012 04:39 AM

Janice -i’m coming late to the party, seems like the others have been tracking your work for sometime. First things 1st… I pray that your dad has a full and unrestricted recovery and that you and he have the opportunity to enjoy his last years.

Hinges on the wrong side – holes where they should not be… sounds like I did the work!

-- Harold

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#15 posted 04-11-2012 10:50 AM

Thanks everyone for the well wishes for my dad. I’m hoping to get him out there a few more times before he can’t do it anymore. I would love for him to see what we’ve done to the place. But I don’t know, too many steps.

-- Janice

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