Some long overdue updates are coming soon, in the meantime I thought I’d share my step-by-step process for installing new doorknobs in old doors.

Before and After
Some of the old knobs were nice, but they didn't match, and most didn't have locks.

Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, we demoed most of the plaster walls on the first floor, put in new walls and leveled some of the ceilings and floors.


It’s time for a long-overdue update on the gradual progress of this project. Over the past 24 months we’ve demoed and built all the new walls and headers on both floors. Here are photos of the second floor.

master closet landing closet
Master and Landing "Closets"

I’ve fallen way behind in updating this site, but things are finally starting to move forward on the house. I’m planning to get some more photos and get a post up in the next week or so with details there, but in the meantime here’s a project from last year.



A few weeks ago I finally got around to power-washing the dangerous slime off my back deck, and discovered I liked the bare wood and leftover paint even less. I took a belt sander to the remaining paint and gave the whole thing a coat of deck “stain”

The jury’s still out on whether it needs a second coat, but it probably does.