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Remodeling

This Cabinet Goes To 11!

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Rock 'n Roll Basement

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Rock ‘n Roll BasementWith apologies to Nigel Tufnel… Shortly before completing┬áthe cabinet, I began considering the hardware – what to do for drawer pulls and knobs? Nothing off-the-shelf appealed to me, so I started searching for an alternative. In the end I modified some Marshall … Continue reading »



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Picky Media Cabinet

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Rock 'n Roll Basement

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Rock ‘n Roll BasementI love doing fine woodworking and remodeling. I’m not fond, however, of building basic cabinets and honestly wasn’t interested in spending any real time on the cabinetry. Unfortunately, after a fairly extensive search, it appeared that if I wanted a shallow base … Continue reading »



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Rock ‘n Roll Basement

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Rock 'n Roll Basement

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Rock ‘n Roll BasementShortly after moving into our home in 2003, I began to dream of building a home theater in the basement. It would feature a frame and panel proscenium, wainscoting, and super cool reclining leather theater seats. Then we started having kids and … Continue reading »



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Some Long Overdue Shop Upgrades

Although I’m rather anxious to make progress on the acoustic guitar project, the recent departure of a close family friend caused me to shift gears briefly to build them a going away present. During the glue-up process, I was frustrated by the lack of suitable bench space. My old glue up table was a $50 … Continue reading »



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Photosynthing the “Room at Pooh Corner”

Though it’s apparently been public for around a year now, I’ve only just discovered Microsoft’s Photosynth.net. I really wanted to create one of my workshop — but alas, I’ve been too busy with family stuff this summer to clean up after my last project. So, rather than create a synth of a messy shop, I … Continue reading »



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Circus-themed Baby’s Room

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserWith the days of (relative) sanity in our home rapidly coming to an end — the impending birth of our third child — I was eager to finish his bedroom. For our first child, I pulled out all the stops. With … Continue reading »



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Simply Done

I had higher hopes for the finished room — some custom cabinetry and perhaps some painted details — but in the end, I settled for “neat, organized and finished.” On a friend’s suggestion I hacked off the lower two cabinets from an old built-in desk unit that was in the basement (and before that in … Continue reading »



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A Fresh Coat of Many Colors (of Paint)

This past weekend, Mother’s Day weekend, I gave my wife what every mother wants: a silver “mother and family” necklace and a freshly-painted garage! Mixology Originally I was planning on heading out to HD and buying a gallon or so of “oops” paint (ya know, the stuff that they mix by mistake and sell dirt … Continue reading »



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Garage Remodel

Now that the shop is pretty much complete and the weather’s turned a bit more spring-like, I’ve decided to tackle the garage. Since I no longer need it for woodworking, save the odd large-piece assembly, we’re going to revert the space back to a more traditional use: car, bike and outdoor-kid-toy-storage. In addition, we’ll be … Continue reading »



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Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the long holiday weekend I only managed to sneak in roughly a day and a half of work on the shop. Between Friday afternoon and Saturday I secured the base cabinets, assembled the “floating” top for the DeWalt 706 miter saw, and built the three countertops. Not too bad considering the time.



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