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The Porch is Removed

The porch was finally removed today. It took less than two days with two people to remove the barely attached dry rotted porch. It had slowly pulled away from the building over the years and the earthquake in August last year detached it even more from the main house. 285 more words

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Cut Nails - The Hand Made Kind

So far most of the wood removed from the house has been the redwood stem walls and sill plate that rested on the sandstone foundation. The nails used to secure the wood pieces were steelĀ cut nails. 589 more words

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Exciting day for kitchen renovations! The cabinets are here! Everything has been ripped out and ready forĀ brand new cabinets.

I’m excited about the corner unit (pictured above) because the unit we had before did not have a… 215 more words


A Minor Victory

Anyone who has ever embarked on a home renovation project, however minor, can tell you there comes a time when the process hits a plateau. The kitchen is supposed to be finished in a week and it goes on half-completed for three. 601 more words

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Behind the Staircase Corner Wall - A Wallpapered Pipe

When you start to open up the walls you never know what you will find. I was curious about the corner of the wall of the staircase on the second level as it looked like something behind the wall had been covered over. 107 more words

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Entry Before and After - Wall Removed

It was most likely in the late 1940’s a wall was constructed in the entry to create one of the apartments. I couldn’t wait to see how the entry would look with the wall removed. 89 more words

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Sandstone Foundation

The original portions of my house had a sandstone foundation. That would be the original house, not including the porch; and the rear addition on the south side of the house. 301 more words

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