Building a home garage and workshop

Building a workshop
Garage kit arrives!

Aug 11, 2005 – We moved here 2 days ago. Time to get busy. The 20×30 ft garage kit arrives from Central Home Improvement in Antigonish. Great pricing!

 

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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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Retail store magazine display units

Small workshop makes big projects!
Small workshop makes big projects!

My workshop is my home away from home. Where I put something is where it will be later… so long as I remember. These pictures will show just how big projects can come from little spaces.

 

 

 

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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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