5 Tips for Dealing with Project Burn Out

Posted by John on February 15th, 2015

Happy Sunday everybody!  We finally got started with our new medicine cabinet project and I’m hoping to show you the video next week.  The build is going very fast.  I’ve only put in around 2 hours of work and I’m nearly finished.  Ideally, I’ll be painting it later this week.  That’s going to be a […]

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How to Scribe a Cabinet

Posted by John on September 25th, 2014

In today’s post you’ll learn: – How to Scribe a Cabinet In an ideal world, all walls and floors would be square and true (and all mortgages paid off).  Since that never seems to be the case, you need to know how to modify your cabinets or built-ins to account for uneven walls.  If you […]

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Tips for Hanging Drywall

Posted by John on March 27th, 2014

In the past week or so, we started hanging drywall in our home office.  It’s not a terribly quick process and it’s been consuming a few hours a night.  Consequently, our post frequency has been low lately.  Whenever we’re knee deep in home improvement projects, that sort of thing is going to happen.  Today, I […]

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Tips for Passing an Electrical Inspection

Posted by John on March 13th, 2014

Just this morning, my local township electrical inspector stopped by and reviewed the electrical work I had performed for our home office improvement project.  He gave us a passing grade, which means I officially have approval to cover the framing with drywall and finish the room.  He pointed out a couple changes I need to […]

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What I’ve Learned About Flower Beds

Posted by John on September 19th, 2012

Instead of bringing you a post on some of our latest outside work as I’d planned, I’m forced to goto Option B and discuss something else.  I was hoping to come home from work and snap some quality photos of our mums, and the finished front door paint.  However, due to some pretty nasty weather, […]

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5 Tips for New Home Builders

Posted by John on July 19th, 2012

Thinking about building a new home?  It can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life, but it can also cause a lot of stress and aggravation.  Here are 5 tips for new home builders that we’ve learned from the build of our new home in 2010.   Before you Build 1.  Did […]

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Add Trim without the Tape Measure

Posted by John on January 11th, 2012

Lisa and I are still basking in the awesomeness that is our new hardwood floors. They’re so shiny and clean that I almost don’t want to walk on them… almost. Lots of sliding in socks going on around here. On Monday morning, I took a brake from basking and sliding and I started installing the […]

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Lessons Learned #1: Pro Painter Skills

Posted by John on January 6th, 2012

I want to try something a little different here so bare with me.  I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of hiring a contractor to do something that I can do on my own.  It’s just not in my nature.  I’ll make exceptions to that rule, like when I’m too afraid of heights to […]

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