A renovation can take me on a journey in many different ways in many different places.
So much to do and so little time. Thats how it seems anyways. We haven’t had a chance to mill anymore poplar logs and now we have a pile of pine to get done before winter. We have a running list in the office and other things have to get done first.
A lady in our neck of the woods contacted Jim to see if he would have time to install a new glass storm door for her.
Shipping Container: No progress
When we last talked, the shipping container progress looked like this…
Kings United Church: Sign #2
The last thing on our to-do list for Kings United Church was to make a new sign for beside the new front doors.
Kings United Church: Painting the new front steps
Last we left of with the front steps we finished building the new and scraping paint off the old.
Kings United Church: Sign #1
The folks at Kings United Church asked for two new signs for the church. One for beside the front doors (which Jim is working on) and another for the side of the church that faces the road. So we got to work on the largest sign first.
Kings United Church: Front steps
Since we replaced the front doors of the church, everything else around them need to be spruced up too. We were asked to build a new front landing and step. The old one had seen better days so we decided that would be our next project.
Kings United Church: The Doors
After completing the siding, next up was to replace the front doors of the church. We didn’t get too many pics of the process since it was all hands on deck. The old doors were in rough shape. Russell said they were 50- 60 years old. The bottoms of both doors had seen better days.
Kings United Church: Siding
On Wednesday morning, May 24th, we started the task of replacing the siding on the south side of Kings United church. It was put on 30 years ago and in the last few years it sustained damage from high winds. The other 3 sides of the church are still holding strong. Also we will be working on the steeple on the south side which is also severely damaged.
Starting at the back putting on the first course of siding we ran into a section under the first window that was totally rotten. Practically nothing left.
Building an air solar panel
I had this idea over a year ago, just getting around to trying it out now. I am going to build a air source solar panel box using recycled cardboard tubes, a piece of plywood and a clear plastic panel I bought at the store. Follow along, ask questions and provide comments!
LED retrofitting considerations
If you have upgraded to LED lights in your home or are thinking about upgrading, here’s something to look for during installation.