April 2009

Local Events Roundup

by Josh on April 24, 2009 · 4 comments

in Ideas,Journal

For my readers in the Twin Cities area, there are a number of excellent events coming up over the next few weekends that deserve your consideration. Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free This event showcasing urban living […]


The Closet That Never Was

by Josh on April 23, 2009 · 5 comments

in Bedroom,Ideas,Projects

With the framing work in the south upstairs bedroom complete, I have turned my attention to clearing debris and preparing for electical work.   Recently I cleared the fiberglass batts and blown cellulose from an area just off the living space that looks like it was designed to be a closet.  I already knew the […]


Some cold weather last weekend kept me from staining the adirondack chair as quickly as I had hoped.  But the temperatures warmed up a bit this week, allowing me to finish the last bit of staining yesterday afternoon.  This morning, the chair moved to my front yard. This was my first furniture-making project and it […]


The first post on my adirondack chair project left off with the cutting and assembly about 3/4 done.  Since then, I have finished the remaining construction items including the back and seat. On these last construction items I also made a few adjustments to the Rockler plans to suit my own taste and standards.  The […]


Closet Framed Around Chimney

by Josh on April 2, 2009 · 0 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

The end of the framing work in the south upstairs bedroom / nursery is in sight.  This new framing replaces the uncompliant work I had done before I got my plan approved that had the wall directly against the chimney. Now there is a gap of at least 3″ (code requires 2″) between the chimney […]