Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I am not gonna post any more pics till I am done, and that will be very soon. This has been a very interesting experience for me, and one I would gladly do again. It has been a long time since I have been as content as I am in a location.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

New visiters

Click on the pics for a full sized version.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cabinets are in

Went and got them today. Counter tops too. Taking tomorrow off, but will be finishing the last of the flooring on Sun. Then starting the cabinets.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lottsa wood

Getting going on the main floor flooring. Ya gotta love wood to love this look. Flooring is provided by Floor Coverings of Winona.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Progress on doors

Fully assembled, third coat of finish drying. 4 doors total. Tyler helped with assembly and finish.

Wall rail

This was hard to do myself, so I held off on it. With Tyler here, it went fairly smooth. The trick was getting the log brackets turned just right in the handrail. Had to do it while holding the handrail in position.

The boss, checkin on my progress

My son Tyler. He is helping me out this week. Showin me all the tricks of the trade.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007


I removed the comment moderation. Took me a while to figure out how, but I am kind of internet not so savy. I see no need for comment moderation here as critisism is not an issue with me where my work is concerned. If I were going to make a political blog, I might concider moderation, but nothing here is or ever will be political. I invite criticism of my work, as it helps me to strive for a higher standard in it. Any comments should now show immediatly.


I think I need to interject something here. This home I am currently working on is totally out of the template of what I am used to. Perfection here is imperfection. To make something flawless here is to make it with flaws. This is actually a hard concept for me to overcome. A perfect fit is unacceptable. A door must look like it was removed from a 100 year old barn, stripped, refinished, and installed here. That is not a look I am used to providing. In all my years of finish carpentry, flawless wood and the flawless joining of it was priority. Here, it is the opposite. However, to say that I am not having fun would be untrue. And I am learning new things. I guess, I am expanding my horizons.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Door assembly

This is a door in assembly stage and the opening it will be going in.