Saturday, November 03, 2012

At the roof getting ready for the copper gutter install. Wish it was a month earlier, it's a bit cold out here today.
Hurricane Sandy has made quite a mess, but we have power! This tree is leaning on our neighbors house. It hit scaffolding and stopped right at the top of the house. Talk about luck. I'm really curious to see how they will take this down. On the bright side, I wont ever have to worry about this tree again, once it's removed.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Removed siding up top and refinished the trim. Need to finish painting the storm windows and attach--then it's on to the roof.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Finished my painting on the front bay. As I was taking this picture, I was thinking the color scheme is a bit like the Subaru LL.Bean edition--but I'm ok with it.

Time to set up the scaffold and go up!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I'm working my way around the front. This part of the house originally had an enclosed porch, so I'm removing all of the clapboard and trim and re-installing it. The clapboards don't line up with the side of the house and some of the trim needs to be replaced (bevelled) so that the rain water will drain properly.
I will also build a slate roof over that bay window that will work into the roof of the main entrance, but I'll be doing the main roof up top 1st.

Found one board with writing on it from the original builders-wish he was here now to help me out!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

4" corrugated copper downspout installed. I'd like it to eventually empty into a rain barrel.
Installing clapboard today and finishing it off with a small copper roof above the windows by next weekend (weather permitting). Still trying to determine how far to project out from the house.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I just saw this on YouTube. Sure wish this was around before I bought my hand irons. It can be purchased at Phone: 814-786-9085.

According to the vid the tank lasts 1hr and each tank costs $10bucks.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

We'll be replacing our roller shades with ones from

Worth checking out if you're looking to replace yours. Price isn't that bad either. You can always stencil yourself to save money, but I'd hate to mess one. up. I'll take a picture, once we have them up!

I like his passion.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

When I finish putting in the downspout and clapboard on the side, I'll start the front. I need ideas for the front steps now that a new front porch is out of the question. The left pic is as it is now. Steps are falling apart since they were installed improperly before we bought the house. I was thinking of adding a dormer roof as shown to match the rest of the house. Please excuse the very poor photo editing. Did it fast, but you get the idea.

This section of house was so bad I decided to just rip off the old clapboard and replace with new. I'm using Tyvek and I have to say I really like the stuff over tar paper. It goes on easily and doesn't tear, and I like the tape as well. The stuffs not cheap though.

I bought some clapboard (clear 1/2x6x14) at a lumberyard close to my house and painted both sides with oil base paint. If the rain holds off, I'll be installing on Fri. There's a small roof that fits above the windows with a crown underneath. Should look nice when complete.