Our last home in the city was an estate sale requiring major renovations and overhauls top to bottom. Here's a timelapse video of the kitchen renovation, complete from the first (ceremonial) sledgehammer smashes by the kids, through demolotion right to the finished project! It's a bit of a longer timelapse, but there are very few [...]
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 [...]
This great room is a great room. Music, Christmas, campfires and snuggles. Also, there is wiring run from the wall by the piano over to the office/desk area (where the amplifier sits) for microphones! We're looking forward to hosting some music nights and just having general family crazy karaoke time with this setup...that is when [...]
A Pacific Energy Summit Classic pedestal wood-burning fireplace is installed to offset the propane heating bill. Heats the living room and attic beautifully, but it hasn’t been too cold yet to really give it a go.
Don't try this at home! Luckily we were homeless and building a home so this gets a pass. These are some LARGE Douglas Fir timbers with some moisture left in them, so moving them up and around was a challenge. Fortunately nothing a little redneck ingenuity, a come-along hoist and some scaffold couldn't handle! This [...]