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Heirlooms Revisited…

I had an earlier post about a couple of steamer trunks built for my neighbor’s daughters. They recently welcomed a son to the family, and we are currently in the process of making two more trunks….one will of course be

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The way it used to be done…

In my younger days, I found myself needing some full-size drawings for a project I was making. However, instead of paying several hundred dollars for a board I might only use once, I went shopping, and $50 later had everything

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Adding to a pole barn

After thinking about for a couple years, my dad and I finally got around to building an addition to this building. We decided on post-frame construction for this project. Posts need holes however, and in our area they have to

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Building a bathroom vanity

It all started when I woke up one morning wondering how hard it would be to build a replacement for my otherwise useless bathroom vanity. Wound up re-modeling the entire bathroom and replacing every water line in the house, but

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If the fridge don’t fit…move the wall

I’m gonna start this post with a look at the finished project, then give a short description of how it was done. Here’s a look at what was behind the original wall: It was pretty obvious at this point that

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Building a bed

I know…lots of people have beds like this, but I like the idea and thought I’d give it a try. Before starting however, I took several measurements to confirm two things: 1) That the bed I had in mind would

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New Table Top

Shortly after completing the hutch, we decided to do something about our dining table. The original table had a round top, which we got rid of, and a real nice oak base, which we decided to keep. That meant all

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Hutch

After threatening to do it for many years, we finally decided to rip out the cheap excuse for a hutch the builders of our house installed, and replace it something you could actually store stuff in. Once we worked out

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A-Frame Hoist

I built this hoist about 10 years or so ago. As you can see here it does a pretty good job. Inside the barn. While I made allowances for the inside clearance, I forgot to double-check the door opening, which

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Lawn Roller 2.0

My dad got hold of an old 250 gallon propane tank that had been thoroughly cleaned and properly purged of flammable substances, and with the help of a friend of ours built this to replace the smaller roller we had.

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