A Post About Posts

As you may recall I recently work on the exterior of a house that needed a new front porch. The old porch had shifted, which also disconnected the home’s decorative front columns. Those columns were in bad shape, and were rotting. We replaced the columns with 1...

The Story Of Four Posts

As you may recall I’m replacing the support posts on a 1980s home. The original posts were supported by a stoop, which sank badly over the years. I have since replace the stoop, which is now support by concrete piers and will last many years. Unfortunately, the...

Using A Dremel Tool to Cut Out Wall Board.

In a past post I created a box to mount a new medicine cabinet for a bathroom remodel. Naturally, I had to over cut the existing wallboard to do this build. I then used pieces of new wallboard that were screwed into the existing structure using drywall screws. It is...

Dry Fitting A New Medicine Cabinet.

I am installing a new medicine cabinet to replace a “builder’s grade” one. The old medicine cabinet was very dated, and also very small. The new cabinet is larger and, of a more modern design. The new cabinet had to be moved upward to accommodate a...

Jobs that some contractors reject.

Let’s face it, most contractors want big jobs. Unfortunately, that leaves the little jobs undone. Sometimes folks will turn them into DIY projects, but the results can range from OK to a very homemade look. I like doing the big jobs too, but I also know that...

Repairing Damaged Shingles

I have a regular customer who calls me when the shingles on his roof fall off. His house is less than 10 years old, but his building contractor installed his roof shingles improperly. When it is windy they literally blow off. I have replaced sections of his roof and...