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Finish Carpenter Joinery Tricks Finish carpentery is the art of adding the final touches to a home or building. Finish carpentry skills, like cutting a Jack Miter, are needed to apply door and...
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Posted 6 hours 8 min ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
Since we were doing a Witch Supply Co. theme for Halloween, we needed an invite for our small trick or treating party. What better way to give guests a taste for Halloween then with a little candy? This year's invitations were "poison" candy apple slices presented in glassine bags.Unlike my prior invitations that have been ahem, a little more macabre, I'm leaning toward the more family friendly. Not to mention easier (and tastier) to assemble!Materials used: Glassine Bags | Green Apple Jelly Slices | Glitter Washi Tape | Label PaperYou are reading %%POSTLINK%% , an original post by Brooklyn Limestone.
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Posted 9 hours 3 min ago on Brooklyn Limestone
Steeped in history, full of charm, and jam packed with interesting sights and architecture, the streets of Old Town Alexandria's neighborhoods make for a day of fun while wandering, gawking, and learning.Having lived in Alexandria since 2000, and in historic Old Town since 2003, we never tire of Old Town. It's not unusual to find us going on walks several times per week just to enjoy this place we call home. Now that we're solidly into the beautiful fall weather, we want to share some of our favorite Old Town Alexandria walking paths with you. Best of all, these are all tours from the perspective of locals.If you're not familiar with Old Town Alexandria, it's divided into four primary quadrants, Southeast, Northeast, Southwest, and Northwest.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 1 day 6 hours ago on Old Town Home
Want a full tour of our newly renovated kitchen in 4,390 words or less? Well settle in and sip some LaCroix, because this is the post for you.
Shall we begin with a few before and afters? You probably remember this view from our living room where you couldn’t actually see the kitchen.
Well, now it looks like this:
And here’s the old view from the other side, which is what you saw when you stepped in the door from the garage.
These days it’s looking a little different.
There’s obviously TONS of stuff to cover about this space, but today our main goal is to dish out lots of after photos and tell the story behind the major material choices that we made in the room (since we previously covered planning the layout and gutting & rebuilding).... read more at This Young House
Posted 4 days 7 hours ago on This Young House
A view of the exposed soffit, after demolition.The next phase of the project is well under way. Over the past couple weeks, demolition was completed on the soffit. When we took down the old beadboard, we found significant rot on the beadboard as well as the fascia and soffit supports. The soffit was also previously supported by 1x4 material and was sagging. The house looked a bit like Droopy.We always wanted the soffit to be varnished beadboard so that the wood character was visible but if the soffit wood were in good condition, we were willing to save it and paint it. Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough to save to make it worth it so we are sticking with the plan of replacing the soffit board with new that matches the old exactly.... read more at Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Posted 6 days 6 hours ago on Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Campell Hausfeld just released two new air compressors- the pancake DC060500 and horizontal DC080500. Both compressors include all the features you’d expect from a trusted brand like Campell Hausfeld. What sets these compressors apart is the low sound output. Both compressors are designed to be among the quietest in the industry.
Campell Hausfeld sent us one of the new horizontal compressors to try out. Opinions are my own. Read on for the full review.
Up to 50% Quieter
If you’ve ever used a compressor indoors for framing or painting, you know how loud it can be. It’s almost impossible to talk over a typical compressor as it cycles on and off. Even worse, it can be a real disturbance to a homeowner as you work.... read more at One Project Closer
Posted 1 week 6 days ago on One Project Closer
The central stair hall / vestibule of our house is pretty unique for a Philly row house. The door is centered in the front facade and you immediately have three choices when entering the front door: turn left to the living room, go straight up the stairs, turn right into the dining room. Fourth option is of course turn around and down the stoop to the garden.
It’s not a spacious front hall by any means, but it does mean we have a gracious steep and wide stair which is always on display to guests and tempting small children to climb.
As mentioned before, we started test- stripping some paint and had paint samples on the wall and the risers. For 6-7 years.
It was easy to overlook this area as we wrapped up other projects.... read more at Madison Square
Posted 4 weeks 2 days ago on Madison Square
As a reminder, when I started the back stoop, which seems like forever ago, it looked like this:So it was time. At the end of the last post, the stoop was looking like:It was getting there. Really, all I had to do was paint, but if you know me - I......hate.....painting! Stain on the floorboards and two coats of B-I-N primer, and two coats of paint later, here it was (of course Linus supervised throughout):Oh, just a quick step backward - here's the stoop without the doors. As you can see the mower and some other things are stored below:What you can't see here is that the storage runs the entire length of the back porch, more storage is always good!... read more at 173 Our Old House
Posted 6 weeks 3 days ago on 173 Our Old House
AGL, our current electricity provider, recently updated us to a digital or “smart” meter. The specific model that they installed is an EDMI Atlas Mk10D.
When we had the meter installed by AGL we were informed that we could opt out from the new meter. We decided to go ahead with it because it would allow us more detail of our energy usage.... read more at Renovate Australia
Posted 7 weeks 3 days ago on Renovate Australia