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It’s Time to Celebrate!

 *** The opening has passed, but the Square House and the artwork will be open for viewing the next four saturdays from 12:00-4:00 and the final Sunday from 12:00-5:00*** As many of you know, in February I purchased an American Four … Continue reading

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Sanding the Floors

Hanging drywall is one of the two big visual milestones.  The other is getting the floors sanded.  After the completion of these two steps, the project goes from “job site” to “close-to-finished space.”  Both steps make me giddy!     … Continue reading

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John

My friend, John Wilmes, often helps me with interior painting.  He’s a hard worker and passionate about doing a good job.  Normally, I’d be too busy to join in with the painting, but this time I could. Not many photos … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The good is that no one painted over the natural wood work. The bad is what people did to it over the years. The ugly is the end result… Fortunately, natural wood finishes are my specialty, so it came back … Continue reading

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Replacing the Thresholds

Time for a little show and tell. I love the old original entry doors.  They’re stylistically appropriate, and often only need a little TLC to work well.  PLEASE don’t replace front doors with the “Home Depot Special”… hate when I … Continue reading

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The Walls

I had planned on hanging and finishing the new wall board – 40 sheets in all – over the new framing, but got word of a crew that are reasonably priced, fast, and of quality…  You usually only get two … Continue reading

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The Insulation

I’ve had good luck using Mooney and Moses for my insulation work. By engaged with my subs – making their job easier, I, in the end, get a better product.  To get the best job here, I made large accesses … Continue reading

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Framing

I’m always stunned by how much I underestimate the number of 2×4 studs needed to frame up the walls.  In the end, it was close to 120.    

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Reworking the HVAC

Older homes with forced air systems never had central air in mind, only the mechanics of heating.  This house had exactly what you need for heating, with all of the return air vents in the flooring on the first floor.  … Continue reading

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A Cobweb of Ugliness

Meet Ed: Author, musician, father of six, electrician, and all around great guy.  This is the third project he has helped me on, and I couldn’t imagine doing the project without him.  Thanks, Ed… The house had a newer service … Continue reading

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