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So, where were we? Right, I had just driven to Lowes and back to return and buy back the same seven 5 inch, IC rated, remodel cans, and Steve was drilling holes in the ceiling. We added five cans along the long side and two along the short side, in an L shape. Because of […]

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Ken the Plumber made a confession to Steve last weekend that confirmed everything we’ve suspected all along. “When I first came out here,” Ken said, “I didn’t understand what you guys were doing at all. The reclaimed wood, the old beadboard – I just didn’t get it. But actually it’s looking really great.” Steve said, […]

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We had some visitors last week – cousins Reed and Judy, architect friend Melissa, and my sister Melanie and her daughter Melia all braved the cold and rain to check our progress. My mother had four girls and her sister Mary had four boys. Reed and I are both second oldest. He and Judy met […]

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Measure your island and add a bit – enough for a lip. We added an inch one way and three inches the other, allowing for a half-inch gap on three sides and a 2/12 inch overhang on the fourth side (where the walnut bar will attach).   Measure, mark, and cut your plywood. If you’re […]

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There are, according to the manufacturer, two ways to edge a wall in glass block: one is with mortar, the other, with channels that you purchase. The guy at Lowe’s recommended the channel approach as sturdier, so that’s what we did. It’s really not that hard. First, you attach the channel to the wall with […]

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