My neighbor had been looking to close off his car cover to hide his tractor and equipment from view of his home. He contacted several companies in the area but had no luck in finding anyone interested in a small project. At some point during our conversation it appears I had agreed to do this for him.
Shou Sugi Ban or Yakisugi is a traditional means of preserving wood. Usually used as siding it provides water-proofing, insect resistant and fire retardant qualities. Yes you literally burn the wood! If you would like the technical information just click here. This was the perfect choice for my "Firewood Bench" With my garden planted and … Continue reading Firewood Bench Using Japanese Shou Sugi Ban.
Lost Project: Custom Cherry Vanity Like most of us, time seems to slip by and any good intensions we had get lost in day to day life. While trying to get caught up I came across past projects I had planned to post in a blog someday. I am happy that I had at least … Continue reading Cherry Vanity
The problem Some of our want list had to be delayed to replace a poor quality handrail installed by the builder. Needless to say the railing failed due to poor preparation and material selection. Upgrading a builder grade railing can add value to any home. When learning how to remodel and build homes, my father … Continue reading Upgrading a Builder grade railing
Before we can start. High Bar Renovation This project was not on the to-do list. The contractor who built the house used very cheap paint and after a few years, it showed. We decided to paint the family room and kitchen in the future but with all the rain this past year we moved forward … Continue reading High Bar Renovation. An easy upgrade using MDF and Paint.
A client came to me and asked if I could make him an Oak side table as a Christmas gift. This was Mid December. Not one to say no I asked him what he was looking for. He asked for a simple table to sit beside his mother's chair so she could enjoy the view … Continue reading Oak Side Table. What’s is your Tree?
In our previous post, we showed you how we built our Potting and Garden shed. We promised to add our upgraded shed in an upcoming post. Well, here it is.I knew I liked the Craftsman style but adding columns to a shed is a little overkill. While I traveled during my enlistment in the Navy … Continue reading Potting and Garden Shed. How we go from simple to stunning.
Framing the Potting and Garden Shed The Potting and Garden shed was built out of necessity and I didn't think it would be post-worthy at the time of construction. This was June of 2016. The shed is just one of those things people build or purchase for its utility and nothing more. It houses all … Continue reading Potting and Garden Shed How we built it
The Handcrafted Craftsman Style Trim and Wainscoting for our bath remodel are complete. The update has added to the craftsman theme of this home. This update was to continue the theme from our bathroom makeover. One of the key decisions for this makeover is to replace the contractor-grade door trim. The trim was not only … Continue reading Handcrafted Craftsman Style Trim and Wainscoting
Small Upcycled Garden Bridge If you live in North Carolina you know we have had a bit more rain than usual. We have three fields that are separated by runoff and tree lines. The fields are cut off during these rainy periods. We always said we will just build a bridge but it seemed to … Continue reading Small Upcycled Garden Bridge for a runoff