A Finish For A New Floor

There are many stain options that you can use to personalize your wood flooring. However, in the case of the townhouse that I’m remodeling I wanted to go with a natural finish. I had harvested the oak logs myself, and I wanted to show off the imperfect beauty of...

Cutting Vent Holes

I’m installing a new wood floor in the townhouse that I’m renovating. Initially, I used a hole saw to make some rough openings for the heating system. However, they were crude and temporary. Using a template and several routers gave me a professional cut....

Installing A Tricky Floor

As some of you may recall I harvested white oak trees and turned them into the floor planks for the townhouse that I’m renovating. This process involved cutting rough planks from logs and then drying them using a vacuum kiln. The dried wood was further processed...

Building A Custom Shower Base

It is easy to go to a big box store and purchase a preformed fiberglass shower base. While functional, these bases come only in predetermined sizes. In addition, they lack the style of a tiled base, which yields a custom home look. If you decide to build your own base...

A Random Floor

As you may recall I sourced my own wood from logs for the floors of the townhouse that I’m renovating. Some of the wood planks were pristine in quality, while others had knots, insect holes, and other imperfections. I had quite a bit of flooring planks that were...