Month: July 2011

After mortising holes my hand using a chisel during the Attic Dormer Window Rebuild, I decided to break down and buy a mortising bit set for my drill press. The process goes so much faster. After all of the mortises were created, I then routed out the area where the glass will go. All of […]
I really don’t like the aluminum storm windows that are currently on the house. Not only are they ugly, they are sometimes hard to open, or to get to stay open. I have been researching various options, I’d like to go back to original type wooden storm windows. However, the cost of having custom wood […]
Now that the last bits of old wood siding have been removed, I can now get the last piece of window trim installed. Side trim piece installed. Nail holes filled. Nail holes sanded and primed. At this point, I took the opportunity to fill the small crack between the window frame and new side trim […]
We are in the process of replacing the lap siding on the East side of the Main House, and up in this area, some of the old wood siding is hidden behind the fascia and crown moulding. These parts will need a bit of deconstruction in order to complete the job properly. First, I removed […]
Prepping the area for the final lap board. The bottom of the old lap siding has been chiseled… All of the extra wood has now been removed… Last piece of siding installed. A small bead of caulk was then applied where the new lap siding meets the old upper trim boards. Current state of this […]
Paint, stack, repeat… The section that will be done next… All of the new siding installed in this section, except for the very last piece… Because it’s very well protected under the eave, and was still in excellent condition, we left the original wood lap above the third window. I will need to notch the […]
Starting the process of painting the ends, which mate up to the window trim. This is much easier than trying to paint it without getting green paint on the light yellow window trim… Paint, stack, repeat… The section that will be done next… All of the new siding installed in this section… And, painted. Current […]
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