Vent Hoods

I LOVE vent hoods! This is not an overstatement or hyperbole. There’s something amazing about a well-designed vent hood that effectively whisks away the smoke emanating from a perfectly crisping item in a pan,

It’s Truck Time!

There was hemming… There was hawign… Gears shifted and grinded and then it happened. We bought a truck! A truck has been one of our major house-related purchases that we knew needed to be

Light Switches

You know one thing I never expected to disagree with Kori about on this project? Light switches. But we found ourselves at an interesting impass a few weeks back and it led to some

Latest House Plan Update

Here’s a visual update to our latest house plans. We have played with dimensions a lot moving things around as we placed windows, and debated the fine points of deck size and commode gappage.

Making Stakes

Today I decided to make some stakes for marking out various locations on the property. Locations that need to be marked include the septic field, well, driveway, and house. 3 ft. Pine Grade Stakes

Under-Counter Appliances

We got our first appliance and drum-roll …… its a microwave !!!!! Why am I so excited? Because this isn’t just any old microwave – its an under-counter microwave. A what you ask? Let

Closets? Scmosets!

One of our newsletter subscribers (you have subscribed have you not – click here) asked a very astute question the other day – where are the closets? It’s a good question and one I’m

Chainsaw Head-to-Head

We have trees and those trees (unfortunately) need to find their way into our bonfires (and hopefully shelves). So what is a guy to do – except buy a chainsaw! Did I mention a

The Floorplan

It has come to our attention that we don’t have a floorplan of our house yet. But wait – we do !!!!! Below is our current plan which results in about a 900 sq.

North? or North?

One of the fancy new techniques we can do with technology is to take out AutoCad drawings and overlay them onto satellite imagery like that seen in Google maps. This requires setting a point