When we are doing cabinetry work, part of the difficulty is making a lot of calculations and measurements. Scott created this calculator. We find it very useful and time saving. We thought others might benefit from it too!
click here --> Base Cabinet Calculator
Being a woman, and smaller in stature, I am often approached by strangers. Maybe it has nothing to do with being a woman or being small. I don't know. Regardless, people often give me their unsolicited opinion.
I do frequent the big home improvement stores. I love when I find the old retired plumber that works there. He is very helpful. … Continue Reading ››
Scott's in the process of building a wooden sailboat. To go along with the boat, he made these block and tackle.
They are beautiful. Works of wooden art to me!
All hand … Continue Reading ››
As stated earlier, the boys each made a special request for a specific bed, when they were 3. Our oldest picked a boat bed
. Our younger picked a Star Wars Ship.
I don't have many photos of it in the design/build phase.
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I realize you can buy these at the big retail stores. But, I wanted to make one to fit a specific space by my sewing desk. I also didn't want a nail to hold the bobbin like I've seen a lot of. And, it's fun to build stuff!
I will post my sizes, … Continue Reading ››
In 2005, Scott decided he was going to build our boys a "boat bed."
There wasn't a pinterest to gather ideas back then. :)
He envisioned it in his mind.
He read books on how to bend wood.
He read books on how a wooden sailboat is constructed.
He bought books about 'sails' and 'knots.'
It was a … Continue Reading ››
The first thing you see when you walk in our house is the staircase. The hickory wood floors are beautiful, but the oak railing? Not so much. When we bought the home, I knew it needed a revamp, but I was a little worried about how to go about it.
I saw some … Continue Reading ››
I have a hard time holding all the pieces plus the drill when putting my corner pieces together. Scott quickly whipped up this clamping jig for me. Holds all the pieces nice and secure with some clamps so I can use my arm strength for the drill.
Yes, you can buy something similar, … Continue Reading ››
When Scott built the boat bed
for our boys, I contributed one piece. A wooden steering wheel that I bought at a craft store
. It quickly fell to pieces with all the abuse the boat bed got. I should've known better...
Years later Scott decided he … Continue Reading ››
Our office has had many remodel phases.
This was the phase of turning the closet into a desk space.
**It's important to note, you cannot always just remove walls and closets! You better make darn well sure it isn't a load bearing wall!**
This was not a load bearing … Continue Reading ››