Toy box

A couple weeks ago I used Google SketchUp to layout what I wanted to do for the toy box I wanted to make for David.  Saturday morning we made a quick trip to Lowes to purchase materials and decided to give it a shot. What do you know, it's Sunday evening and the box is … Continue reading Toy box

Yard work

I did some yardwork this morning and made a little platform for the newly completed garden utility box to sit on - level even. Here is it, painted and in its final resting place. Some paint touch-ups are needed for areas not touched during the initial paint spraying. I like it, and Ana has starting … Continue reading Yard work

Busy Saturday

Today turned out to be a pretty busy day.  I made a quick trip to Lowes to get a pair of 12' pieces of crown molding to finally finish off David's room.  It has taken entirely too long to get it completed, but I can't exactly be in there with a nailgun while he's sleeping. … Continue reading Busy Saturday

Another Project

Here's this weekend's project, the white thing above the window...  more photos available. I also put Ana's shelves up, but we decided to put them in the office to match the new window feature.  

First Project

This weekend I used my new saw for something a bit more delicate than the workbench.  Decorative shelves for Ana's sewing room!  So they wouldn't look too crappy, I also had to buy a router this weekend (the non-electronic kind, who would have thought...).  I've never used one before but it turned out quite fine. … Continue reading First Project


Ana gave me a compound miter saw for Christmas, so I can now attempt a few projects around the house like crown molding.  I've never really been very good at building things, but I suspect that's mostly because I: 1) just don't try to often and 2) never have the appropriate tools. So, needless to say, … Continue reading Project