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Building a home garage and workshop part 2

Argyle, Nova Scotia 2005
A good way to start an August day.

This is simply a photo I took the next morning from Gina’s parents house, where we are staying while the house is being built. Breakfast is done, time to get busy.

 

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 3

Jack hammer pavement.
Jack hammer pavement.

The previous walkway was two layers of asphalt pavement. I rented a pneumatic jack hammer that ran on 110v plug in. REAL easy to use and easily made short work of removing pavement. The best $55 spent on what would have been very labour intesive work. The pavement was removed to be replaced with a wooden walkway.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 2

Post gets wired for lights.
Post gets wired for lights.

The original step came straight out from the front doorway. I decided it would be interesting to turn the step to line up with the exiting flower beds. Posts were installed with built in lighting and railing with a double top rail and alternating vertical panels.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension

Front step renovation.
Front step renovation.

What started out as a simple front step replacement eventually turned into a complete overhaul of the front landscape of my neighbour’s home. The original concrete step remains. The frame was built over it, resting on it. The extension of the deck sits on deck concrete blocks.

 

 

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Book review: Carpentry & Building Construction – A Do It Yourself Guide

carpentry & building construction - A Do It Yourself Guide
Book review

To start out, I’d like to say that Contents pages that show the title chapters don’t normally interest me, but I thought it would be a very good way to convey to you, the readers of this review, the depth of knowledge contained in this book. So, if it bores you, skip over this part and go to the meat of this review.

 

 

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