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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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Treehouse Day 13

Treehouse Day 13

Today, day 13 at the treehouse project……I first completed the final “keystone” wall board on the lower deck, which involved pulling out and setting up my portable table saw to mark and rip the left and right edges of the board so that it was symmetrically cut to match...

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Treehouse Day 12

Treehouse Day 12

I completed the lower walls - except for the last wall board!I managed to space and mount all of the lower wall boards yesterday and today without having to pull my portable table saw out of my work van and rip any boards to get the proper spacing. Yesterday I...

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Treehouse Day 11

Treehouse Day 11

At the treehouse today, I got about 70% of the lower walls built out.The "Dad" worked alongside me for most of the afternoon, which allowed for great progress, better than I may have made on my own. The Dad is a novelist, and he told me previously that the current...

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Treehouse Day 10

Treehouse Day 10

Today at the treehouse project I built out the framing for the lower treehouse walls.Tomorrow I'll begin mounting the vertical wall planks - I intend to have the lower walls and loft walls completed by the end of the week so the boys can safely take possession of the...

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