Category Archives: Building Projects
We recently went through many of the pages of the "Complete Guide to Installing Hardwood Floors" you can find on OneProjectCloser.com and found it very informative. Each step is chronicled in detail as well as all the tools and materials used. Drill down on the links to get more specifics on each step, good work guys it’s very comprehensive.
We will be keeping an eye out for new product news coming from the show. A few good ways to keep up with it include twitter.com #IBS2011, already a few pages of comments, twitpics and product links. Also we just started to see videos popping up a few hours on the NAHB – IBS Youtube page, see first “Tools of the Trade” video below. Also some of our tool blogging friends were there this week including www.charlesandhudson.com and www.homeconstructionimprovement.com, we will be watching close to see what comes from those sites in the next few days.
You may have seen our post some time ago about the Columbus Idea Foundry, a community work shop with all the goodies for welding, woodworking, CNC and now a shiny new laser cutter. There is some real exciting stuff happening over at the shop since we moved to a much larger facility but more on that shortly. In the mean time check out the 1st project Paul did on the laser cutter. For the full details on the build from design to finish check out this article.
Here in Ohio most of our homes have basements, depending on when the home was built this could be poured concrete, cinder block or like one of the homes I grew up in, a foundation made of stones. Yes rocks mortared together, which actually was very dry for a 100+ year old home. Unfortunately some basements do not hold up that well and many of us want to use that space to build our ultimate Man Caves. Before you go dropping $10K on plasmas & pool tables you are going to want to be sure the basement is watertight and mildew free.
I really enjoy the Lumber Jock contests and seeing what everyone comes up with. This time we should also see a little wider range of build entries as it’s not specific to any one type of furniture but instead a theme so entries could really be almost anything. Happy Building!
Category: Yin Yang – the dark and the light. Where would one be without the other? Create a project that uses color dark & light (wood, stains, etc.) to convey how contrasts work together to make the whole. When you post your project describe the Yin Yang effect that you created.
Submit your project between January 1st – 31st
Vote on all the projects between February 1st -7th
Over the weekend I helped build this kitchen island with a buddy. He took it over to another friends paint shop to get hit with a few coats of white (not the top counter piece obviously). It was a pretty simple build with locking casters on the bottom to move the cart around, would also make a nice workshop cart. I snapped a few pictures just for fun.
Update – Back from the automotive paint booth and a great hookup from a granite guy and presto.