The Toilet Dilemma

Q: What do you with a drunken sailor? A: Shave his belly with a rusty razor. Q: What do you do with a old white toilet? A: I have no clue…   I’m trying my best to be as green as possible while remodeling my house. I have used as much salvage goods as possible.

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Salvaged lumber

3 Vendémiaire: Châtaigne (Chestnut) The eastern part of what is now the United States used to be full of the American chestnut tree. It largely died out due to a fungus known as chestnut blight  but there are a few places you can still find them growing. (I read in the Wikipedia article that there

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Sketching designs

You can talk about designs all you want, but ultimately you need to sketch them out to get an idea of what they look like. That was definitely the case with our designs for the deck. Pencil and paper are great, especially when you’re trying lots of different ideas. (Actually, I like to use a

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Re-Designing the Deck

You may have already read that we’re tearing apart the deck, for a variety of reasons. As is, it’s a large space, but it’s not very well-defined. Here’s what the deck looked like to begin with (click to embiggen). It’s right outside the back door, just off the kitchen. It’s large, spanning most of the

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