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  1. Tavern Table Renovation

    It was twenty years ago that the tavern table (poker table, card table, pocket table) shown in the picture above was pulled out of an alley shed set for destruction. Long (early part of this) story short, the top had come apart at the glue joints and was black from the ravages of time and...
  2. Fixing up my room a bit

    1:Built in closet shelves 2: crown moulding,I think it looks nicer that I installed it upside down 3: My room before painting 4: after painting 5: almost done 6: putting in crown moulding,I finally had another excuse to buy an air compressor! :)
  3. Kitchen Reno

    This is some before and after picture of a renovation that my sister flew me to Calgary to do for her. The catch was is had to be done in 10 days.The job was completed except for a couple small pieces of trim which we ran out of. She was very capable of cutting them and putting them in place...
  4. kitchen reno, and built-ins

    Custom maple kitchen renovation. I took this one from demo to paint. removed 3 walls within the room to open it up and add a new family room with custom built-ins.
  5. 70' Chevy Nova

    Heres another old classic. Hope you all enjoy them. Jim
  6. Hot Tub Room

    My first, and biggest renovation project. I built everything here, including walls, electrical, plumbing etc. It's a VERY cozy spot for those long cold winters.
  7. Bath Renovation: Sink Vanity & Mirror Cabinet

    This is my last bath project and I learned a lot from the first one that helped me create the timeless natural look that I wanted. It took me seveal years to accumulate the knowledge, accessories, ideas and time before I started this project. My estimated construction time was unrealistic (2...
  8. Warped indonesian wall panels, new front doors...

    I Did have to scribe the door stop to fit the shape of the panels. It took a little work to have the doors meet evenly in the middle.
  9. Sycamore Bar Top

    This bar top is made from sycamore, it has tigerwood bow ties and copper epoxy to fill the cracks. the whole piece is finished top and bottom. It has a custom bracket that was powder coated to match and a hickory leg to match the cabinets.
  10. More Shop Space!

    Over Christmas I got to do something I have wanted to do for some time now… expand my shop, whoopee, more space! I took down part of the wall on the left of my shop opening up some space between it and the finishing room. Now I can handle a full 4×8 sheet comfortably. Picture one is the wall...
  11. Handmade English Oak Kitchen

    A beautiful co-op kitchen renovation project I had the pleasure to repair and make improvements to. We had to brighten or freshen up the whole room. The homeowner wished to have something different for where food is prepared and cooked, and as you can see from the photos before and after we...
  12. Barn door for a friend

    A friend asked if I could build a "barn door" for a renovation of her attic. The door opening is about 79×29 inches; the door needed to be 77-1/2×31, to allow 1" overlap on each side. The door height was set by the ceiling height, minus the space needed for the rails. After looking at a...
  13. Custom Threshold Transition Ramp

    I made this variable-pitch transition ramp from douglas fir framing lumber and 1/2" baltic birch plywood. The floor sags in both directions from 7/8" at it's highest point, down to 2 1/8" at its lowest point. I made a series of triangles of different sizes to match the shape of the floor. See...
  14. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hi all. As of today I am calling my house front reno project complete and can get back to making sawdust! Through the course of the summer I took the worlds ugliest shack…. And turned it into something completely different…... Tons more pictures including stone, landscape, and a whole...
  15. Focus on the Workspace
    I've got a 12' x 20' outbuilding which was a one car garage that dates back to 1951. I renovated it about ten years back. insulated it, put up 1/2 cdx ply inside, painted it white, and put in a room AC unit and an electric heater. One large door on the end, no windows. It's solid, but not...
  16. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello there, Moved into a new (to us) place last spring, and one of the bigger 'to-do' list items the wife wants is a kitchen remodel. The existing cabinets are in fairly good condition… just very basic, and very 'stock' 1999 spec-built home style, if that makes any sense. It's not a very big...
  17. Blogs
    What not to do when buying a used RV :( Hello All, I had wanted an RV for years and I had finally settled on a travel trailer. Well we had a tent trailer for a number of years but they were just a lot of work to put up and take down so we began thinking of which kind to get. I would spend...
  18. Blogs
    The Proud Pauper's Way Well, it all started just a couple weeks before Christmas. I knew it was coming but didn't appreciate the impact it would have. My girlfriend, Heather, and I decided that we wanted to live together but I didn't want to leave my living space because it's in the building...
  19. Blogs
    The beginning My wife and I bought our house on the east side of Cleveland in spring 2007, and this past fall I was granted the rights to a small corner of the basement to use as a shop. I've been slowly transforming it into a more respectable work area. I'm going to try to keep track of what...
  20. Blogs
    One year on LJ, what a difference a year makes With my one year anniversary on Lumberjocks coming up in a few days, I thought I'd start my first ever blog. I can't even believe it's only been a year. When I joined a year ago I had quite a bit of experience with carpentry work and home...
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