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Back deck staircase and re-staining project

Back deck staircase and re-staining project

Back deck staircase andre-staining projectMake your back deck more functionalI love building exterior staircases off of decks.  I’ve done this work on my own home, and for other clients prior to this project, including adding a deck staircase for a client at their...

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A diggin’ dirt box for a dog named Yussel

A diggin’ dirt box for a dog named Yussel

Dogs like to digin the dirt, why fight it?One of the things that I love about what I do for a living is completing fun and unique projects for clients.  The treehouse I built for a client last summer being the best example of that (to the extreme).  This was another...

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Ken’s brick wall project – Part 2

Ken’s brick wall project – Part 2

Ken's brick wall project - Part 2The east wall is1/2 finishedI posted back in September about the brick wall project I began working on at my home during Labor Day week: Ken’s brick wall project – Part 1 This post is an update on the progress I made before stopping...

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Dry stack limestone retaining wall

Dry stack limestone retaining wall

My final exterior client project of 2022:    On November 1st I started a project with a good friend and client to build a dry stack limestone retaining wall along the sidewalk at the front of their property.  I balanced the project with other client work during the...

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Milwaukee Avenue picket fence project – part 2

Milwaukee Avenue picket fence project – part 2

Milwaukee Ave picket fence project – part 2   A fence for a dog named Shenji…    Last week I completed the Milwaukee Avenue picket fence project that I began at the beginning of the month, and which was interrupted by a planned vacation on my part. My client asked me...

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Treehouse – Day 15 to the saddest day…

Treehouse – Day 15 to the saddest day…

Treehouses - because kids love treehouses!   Hi treehouse fans!  Here’s my long overdue blog post update to get you caught up with the treehouse project.  When I last posted on August 17th I told you how the treehouse mom had told me that she felt I had left a piece...

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Milwaukee Ave picket fence project – part 1

Milwaukee Ave picket fence project – part 1

Picket fence project:    Late last week I began my next client project, after being mostly done with the treehouse project.Yes, it makes me sad that I’m no longer working on the treehouse.  At the same time, I put a solid 5 weeks into that project and I think it’s a...

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Treehouse – house cleaning day

Treehouse – house cleaning day

The treehouse – a day off, and yet so much love...I took a day off from the treehouse project today as I was committed to another client project, repairing a fence.  However, when I left the tree house yesterday, I was disappointed that I hadn't thought to bring my...

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Treehouse Day 14

Treehouse Day 14

Today, Day 14 at the treehouse project……I completed the upper loft walls, including mounting middle horizontal side wall beams on the north and south sides, and one post on the north side, and mounting the 2x6 lower beam across the broad eastern section to support the...

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