My 1-year old is a curious kid. She prides herself in breaking into highly secure bank vaults, er cabinets. In particular, she’s taken a liking to our buffet which houses both china and liquor (neither of which are kid-approved items) behind two toddler-level doors. So I had to come up with a way to keep her out.
Back in October of 2009, I started this ambitious project. I finally got it done a year later.
I added storage space to my old garage by putting in an attic. It was much bigger of a job than I thought it would be.
I might have been a good candidate for the Darwin Awards, but thankfully didn’t bite it.
I ran into an interesting trigonometry problem a few weeks ago, when I was working on the cable pole installation. The problem was simple enough: extend the pole such that the trash trucks wouldn’t snag it, thus ripping it down. But the real question was: how tall must I extend it to get adequate clearance? Indeed.
The garage of our new house was broken into long before we bought it. Someone had kicked in the side entrance door. So I reinforced the doorjamb with a piece of steel angle iron, making my own door latch / deadbolt combo strike plate. Here are some pics…
Sarah and I decided our first big house project would be a kitchen remodel. The old cabinets were very distinctive, but not that practical. And Sarah loves cooking, so we needed an updated more convenient kitchen.
It’s that time of year again. The weather is changing. The leaves are falling. We’ve already gotten our first light snow fall. All of those elemental goings-on spell holiday buzz: Festivus!
Sarah and I are both list people.
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In lieau of a couch (which I’ve sold now, hurray!) I finally put together all the parts of my theater seats. Continue reading “Theater seats!”