Month: May 2016

I used my jigsaw to do the internal cuts… And, the main curved cut… The four new decorative pieces… I made my initial cuts close to the lines, and then used my sander to finish it off. This give a nice 90 degree edge… Same process with the interior cuts… The four new decorative pieces, […]
Beginning to cut the Miratec replacement window trim boards… This is the bottom angle that sits on the window sill… The three new trim pieces… Using some of my scrap Miratec, I traced out the decorative pieces that go in the upper corners of the windows… Detail of a right hand piece… And, a left […]
To recreate the top piece that is found throughout the rest of the house, I’m using this old piece of wood… I removed most of the old paint. And, then prepared to cut it down to the correct width…
While retrieving bricks from the old chimney shaft, I noticed there was some items stuffed in the old stove pipe exhaust hole. Looks like a giant wad of paper. When I removed it, it was a bunch of old newspapers… The date on the papers is Friday, April 13, 1956. Cool old movie ads. Ad […]
The old fan in this Bedroom finally decided it was finished working… The old fan removed… The new fan, installed…
The wooden mini picket border looked nice, but just didn’t last. We decided to go with something that won’t rot away in a couple of years… A little more “subdued” but it should last.
A detailed look at the current state of the Main chimney… This is probably the worst part… My attempts at sealing the cracks last fall look to have held up…
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