Thursday, November 12, 2015
30" LED strip lighting (bought on AMAZON from LEDWholesalers), 12V/2A power supply, and an 'inline low voltage switch'. The LED strip has an adhesive backing so it was easy to attach to the top inside of the desk. We still have some work to do on cleaning up the power cords (computers, phones, and now the LED lighting).
Saturday, September 26, 2015
|Finished sidewalk as of this morning, curing!|
|First drop of concrete from Prairie Material.|
|Concrete form, right on property line. Neighbor fence will be adjacent to concrete on neighbor property.|
|Retaining wall form for 3 steps down, under the bay window.|
Friday, September 4, 2015
|before sidewalk removal, you can see drain below bay window|
|after sidewalk removal|
|the beast that removed the house, dirt, fencing, sidewalk, etc. LIKE BUTTER|
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Before mounting the fronts, I predrilled the holes for the drawer pulls using a drill press. The drill press makes perfect holes in the right location and straight in.
I used 3mm Tavy tile spacers to mount the drawer fronts. I had to hold the tile spacers in place while placing the front against the drawer, sort of a pain, but it worked. It would have been easier to mount these with just wood glue, but I didn't want any glue drip here (like i saw in this video), and I couldn't figure out a way to clamp it after the front was in place. This is an 'after picture', after screwing the fronts to the drawer from the back using self-tapping screws and mounting the hardware. I did have to drill the hole in the drawer for the hardware from the front AFTER mounting the front. The sequence was a bit complicated.
Mounting the false fronts under the sink needed a different strategy. There was no drawer to mount the front to, so i had to figure something out. I couldn't mount it to the cabinet panel, there was only a few millimeters of overlap there. I created some mounting blocks using some spare oak. I used the Kreg jig to create the pocket holes for the mounting screws. The mounting screws are also from Kreg, as its part of their system. The blocks were affixed to the side panel using wood glue and screws. I used an adjustable square to offset the block from the cabinet by 1mm to match the doors and drawers. The next day, i was able to mount the false front to the cabinet.
|my favorite glue, not Elmer's!|
Finished product below. If anyone has an idea to keep the 'single mount' handles on the doors tight and aligned, let me know. If you're not gentle with them, the screw comes loose and it twists out of alignment. I've already tried some
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We ordered silestone quartz countertops through home depot before thanksgiving. They subcontracted the job to Stone Systems in Mundelin, IL.
There were many people involved with the complete job: Home depot kitchen and bath sales, HD special services desk, SS templater, SS fabrication, SS scheduler, SS installers, and finally SS sales.