Storm Window Estimate

by Josh on May 30, 2007 · 5 comments

in Windows

My fellow Minneapolis houseblogger, StuccoHouse, has me inspired! She just replaced a pair of aluminum combination storm windows with solid wood storms and they look fabulous. Shamelessly following her lead, I just completed the online price quote request for three wooden combination storm/screen windows from Adams Architectural Wood Products. These new windows would be for […]


Okay. So I actually only pulled out the interior stops for one window plus the parting bead, but hey, it’s progress. It felt like ages since I had done any renovation work, though the calendar tells me it was more like two weeks.


The Accidental Paint Remover

by Josh on April 20, 2006 · 6 comments

in Journal,Windows

I have written a few posts lately about the tedium of paint stripping. So accidentally stumbling onto a method to quickly strip paint and finish off doors and mouldings should be good news, right? Well, before I answer that thrilling rhetorical question, let me reveal this miracle of paint stripping technology. Drum roll… Double-sided tape […]


Lead Paint Confirmed

by Josh on September 21, 2005 · 5 comments

in Journal,Windows

I just can’t stick to my shopping list at the hardware store. I stopped in to get some polyurethane for a stepstool I’m finishing for my son and I picked up a home test for lead paint on impulse. The test was probably a good impulse because it was cheap and the paint chips in […]