What Have I Undone?

by Josh on March 10, 2006 · 2 comments

in Projects

It took much less time and labor than I expected to remove the built-in bookcase from the wall in my home office. Behind the bookcase were the two windows I expected and some ugliness I should have. But before I completely give away the ending, here’s how the deal went down. First I pulled out […]


Trading Bookshelves For Windows

by Josh on March 8, 2006 · 2 comments

in Journal

I have remarked previously about how I wish our house had a built-in buffet or china cabinet like so many other bungalows in town. Who knows? At some point it may have had one, and perhaps someday there will be a buffet in this house again. But what has really built up my angst about […]


Workshop: Before and After

by Josh on February 2, 2006 · 2 comments

in Basement,Projects

There is still some tidying to do and I need to find something to do with the lumber from the old storage units, but this phase of the basement workshop project is otherwise complete. Here’s what the workshop looked like a couple weeks ago: Since then I demolished the old storage units and a cardboard […]


Organizing the Workshop

by Josh on January 13, 2006 · 0 comments

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Is it possible to live too close to IKEA? While picking up shelves for the new toyroom I couldn’t resist getting some shelving for my woefully disorganized workshop also. It’s an impulse buy, but I guess there are worse impulses. At least IKEA impulses are cheap and stylish… I’m still working on filling the shelves, […]


Playroom Shelves

by Josh on January 12, 2006 · 2 comments

in Basement,Projects

For our next restoration project, we’re tackling one of the upstairs bedrooms. It’s been serving as a playroom for our son and we hope someday it will become the bedroom for a second child. Before then we have a lot of old paint and wallpaper to strip, some windows to restore, and perhaps some insulation […]