OUR NEW HOUSE

One day of construction at a time

Old wood

Old wood

When we tore down the old house, we saved quite a bit of wood.  Stuff like exposed beams, structural beams, and even wall studs and floor joists, all redwood.  Much of it is old growth, tight grain, clear heart redwood. We also got quite a few old redwood fence and shed boards, which we areRead more about Old wood[…]

Barn doors

Barn doors

Last month, our finish carpenters installed the barn doors in the basement.  The barn doors will mostly sit open, as they sit in front of the craft room, which seldom needs privacy.  I supposed if the kids are getting too noise in there, and there is someone in the rec room next door that wantsRead more about Barn doors[…]

Closets

Closets

When I had my bachelor pad, I had a fancy closet system installed.  It wasn’t cheap and I wasn’t that impressed with the quality of construction and the value. So this time around, we opted instead to just have our carpenters fabricate much simpler closets out of MDF, which will then be painted. Here isRead more about Closets[…]