From Tree To Planks

An oak’s life is normally from 150-300 years. Trees don’t live forever and they eventually die; most of them become mulch or firewood unless they are specifically harvested to be used for lumber. This seems to be a waste, as many local trees are beautiful...

In Construction Their May Be Surprises

I do my best to accurately estimate a job. However, I don’t have X-Ray vision. Sometimes you discover things when you demolish an old kitchen, which is what happened on a current job. After we removed a wall we discovered water pipes right where a new door was...

A DYI Guitar Display Wall

My 13 year old son is an avid guitar player, and I wanted him to have a place to display some of his classic guitars. I decided to create a shiplap wall for that purpose. You can buy shiplap, but I made my own because I wanted one out of oak. My friend, Mike and I...

Sentinel-Cement Foam Board, Great!

You have to use the right type of wall board when installing it in a shower area. I have always used Durock in these situations. Durock works well, but it is heavy, hard to work with, and very dusty when cut. Recently, I switched to Sentinel board. This is a...

The Counter Top-Final

This is the third of three posts on the natural countertop that I am installing in my townhome. See the photos below for the sink install. I cut out a sink hole using a hole saw for the corners and my Festool circular saw. Measure twice, cut once! The sink fits...