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Refinish antique chairs

Antique chair
Antique chair

This chair, and another just like it, came from my wife’s grandmother’s home. The cane is original. The other chair had six coats of various colored paints and an original coating that was orange-like in color. Factory maybe? It was the hardest layer to remove.

 

 

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Pool Perimeter Custom Fence part 2

Custom fence panels.
Custom fence panels.

Yes, its been 10 days but the weather hasn’t always co-operated either. Then there’s weekends…all that’s left is the gate and to cut off the tops of the posts. Interestingly, the sound around the pool has changed. Its a lot more crisp and clear.

 

 

Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.

There were a couple days where it rained hard, thankfully we had the garage to work from to do all the cutting.

Lots and lots of cutting.
Lots and lots of cutting.
Close to the finish line.
Close to the finish line.
All done except to trim the tops.
All done except to trim the tops.
Just a few more nails :)
Just a few more nails 🙂

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Pool Perimeter Custom Fence

Pool needs a fence.
Pool needs a fence.

A friend asked for some help in building a custom fence around their pool. They found a fence design on the Internet that they wanted duplicated. The first three pictures here are where I came in to the project. The 6×6 posts were already installed. The posts average 8 ft apart, two sections between the house and the garage are 10ft apart. A couple section to the rear are 5 ft. And yes…that is one BIG German Shepherd dog!

 

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Baby barn 16 x 12 ft

Baby barn finish building.
Baby barn finish building.

A client asked for some help with a baby barn. Its dimensions are 16 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high at the collar tie on the truss. The chord length of the trusses are all 54-3/4 inches with 22-1/2 miter cut. The collar tie is a 8ft with the angle cut to tie into the top two chords. Trusses are to be nailed into the top plate of the 5 ft wall. That will make the roof flush with the side but I think we will flare out the roof to match the gable overhang of 6 inches.

 

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Building a home garage and workshop part 6

Building a workshop
Garage door goes in

This morning we spent in town getting some lumber and hardware supplies so we didn’t get back until about lunch time. Our neighbor Hugh showed up again and helped install the single door and the garage door as well as two layers of felt paper on the roof. Then I fell off the roof…

 

 

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