Here's a fun timelapse video of us building the fireplace surround. There aren't a lot of photos online (a few dozen maybe?) of freestanding fireplaces with nice big mantels and hearths surrounding them, so we had to be creative while respecting the necessary clearances for combustibles. We used Rockwool insulation, steel studs and concrete board [...]
A review of the RIDGID 3.5" Palm Nailer. As you'll see in the video, this little guy saved a lot of work, but it's durability may be questionable after it started leaking air quite badly, but 'fixed itself' after I dropped it from about 3" from the floor ??♂️. Stuff we used here: RIDGID R350PNA [...]
Mom and Dad F assembling the bandsaw, which was to be used to slice up some of the timbers, but did not have the capacity (at least using the stock blade) to do so, it turns out.