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If you want to safely and securely lock up your personal access gate to your back yard there are a few things that you need to consider in addition to security. One of the challenges that we have run into  in locking up our gate is making sure that the utility companies still have access to the meters. This includes: Gas Electrical Water One way to do this is to learn your billing cycle and unlock your gate during the weeks that the meter readers are set to to their reading....
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Remember that trunk I found on the sidewalk a few weeks back? Tada! It got it's makeover.My first thought was really going crazy with it by cutting it up and outfitting for a cooler etc. But as I took a closer look, I thought it would be functional just as it was - as a storage chest. The top was pretty badly damaged so it needed some repairing including glueing down the loose board and adding lots of wood putty where there were holes. I painted the whole thing with an exterior oil paint to give it the best protection from the elements as possible.After painting, I was pretty happy with how it was looking but I wanted to add some personality. So I whipped up something reminiscent to a vintage sign, printed it out on letter paper and taped it all together....
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Hope you guys had an awesome Labor Day. We split time between family and house projects which is pretty much our sweet spot. This week is going to be especially hairy thanks to having book stuff nearly every day, but we did manage to eke out a few things to share and hope to be back to normal next week (might not be as on top of comments until then either). But back to my jamb. Or should I say my jambs? They don’t have casings yet, the leftover doorknobs will be upgraded to these backplated-versions, and one door still needs to be painted like whoa – but boy does it feel good to have two doors hanging on this side of the hallway....
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Recently we took one of our bathroom remodeling projects and used it as an article and video feeder project for our website AConcordCarpenter.   The plan behind this project was to detail the steps... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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Can’t get away this long weekend? Me neither.  But look what I found for our virtual vacation…. A tiny cottage made of stone! It is rather rustic on the outside but almost ethereal on the inside: Behold the miracle of white paint. (And perfect cottage decorating sense!) Gilly Cottage is located near St. Cleer, Cornwall, […]...
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I think the search for finish materials is possibly one of the more difficult aspects of a bathroom renovation. Yes, in spite of all of the other complex, planning, and pain in the butt items, I'm totally serious. When you look at even a "simple" overhaul, you're still changing just about every major surface in a bathroom, and all of those surfaces have to come from somewhere. In our case, by the time we're done with the bathroom, we'll have had to source wainscoting, floor tile, shower tile, hardware, fixtures, wall panelling for the closet, a vanity, a tub (got that one done 10 years ago), shower glass, crown molding, trim details, and so many little odds and ends that it's hard to wrap my mind around the whole thing....
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Professional Quality Urethane That’s Incredibly Easy To Use Over the years I’ve spent countless hours applying urethane to furniture, floors and trim work. The task was often tedious, extremely odorous and difficult to get professional looking results. Also, because traditional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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It has been three years since I started my mosaic project on the garage. The first time I posted on it was August 6, 2011. It is embarrassing that it has taken this long to start on the grouting of the tile. I finished one side of tile work a couple years ago and it has sat, without grout. This year several tiles started falling off so I figured it was about time I get off my butt and finish this thing. Mixing  and applying the grout per the manufacturers instructions was simple enough. This is the first time I've grouted anything and it was an easy project. Easy is a relative term though. It still took time and I still needed to pay careful attention to what I was doing to make sure all of the joints were properly filled....
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Here is a photograph taken by John Hession of a whole house renovation located on Lake Winnipocket in Webster, NH. Our firm designed both the home renovation and landscape architecture. www.boninarchitects.com...
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Here is a photograph taken by John Hession of a whole house renovation located on Lake Winnipocket in Webster, NH. Our firm designed both the home renovation and landscape architecture. www.boninarchitects.com...
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