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Blog series by scottb updated 07-18-2008 05:05 AM 2 parts 17767 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Oak Stairs

06-10-2007 03:52 AM by scottb | 16 comments »

What a week for new experiences and big projects. While my nights were spent toiling on the Thorsen Table… and trying new things, the day job had me wrapping my mind around several new things as well. The last basement dad and I refinished (sub contracting for Owens Corning) included perhaps the pinnacle of woodworking projects – redoing the stairs. Ripping off the 2×8 treads and replacing those with oak, adding oak risers, newel post, railing and 52 spindles. T...

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Part 2: disproving old adages

07-18-2008 05:05 AM by scottb | 9 comments »

at a nearly glacial pace. Back when I had an office job in the “9-5” world, I got tons done around the house on the weekends and during “vacations.” stripped and painted trim, redid floors, replaced; windows, doors, siding, rotted sills along the foundation as well as started and/or completed lots of other projects that helped me build the skills and confidence to leap into the blue collar world of making other homes nicer. Nearly two years ago, right before I tr...

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