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The Schoolhouse is in the redwoods, but when we bought it it was IN the redwoods – literally – with too-big trees pressed up against it front, back, and sides. We took down a few and then a few more, both to make room for the decks and to let in some light. Several of […]

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Paint is an amazing substance. Looking back over my many projects, I realize I’ve spent an awful lot of time taking it OFF things that shouldn’t have been painted in the first place (or were painted badly) and putting it ON things that needed it. Last week was all about putting it ON. I choose […]

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In which we actually succeed in making a zinc counter for the kitchen island and it looks GOOD!!! Sunday morning we took off the weights, unscrewed the counter top from the island, and flipped it over. The next step in the zinc bending was harder – we needed to fold the zinc under and up […]

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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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I’ve always been a plaster girl – spackle, joint compound, or my recent discovery, 20-minute mud – you name it, I can use it to good effect. Caulk? Not so much. It’s plastic-y, you have to use that squeeze gun thingy, and it gets all over the place. This weekend, however, I found myself enthralled […]

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