Category Archives: Barn Restoration

Electrical Prep

y Dad has been tearing off the thin cement-board facing in the northeast corner of the barn in preparation of the electricians’ visit next week.  We are trying to get it ready for the installation of a new breaker box … Continue reading

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Paint Removal with Heat Gun

eave it to Dom to figure out a better way to remove old paint from window frames.  With a little heat from a cheap little heat gun: the paint bubbles and lifts from the wood and scrapes off like butter! <—-This paint … Continue reading

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Yet Another Visit to Conrad’s Woodshop

oaded up another suburban full of my rough-sawn wood this morning from my cache in my dad’s “warehouse”, pictured above, and planed it with Conrad.  He is also one of the local beekeepers who took my brother under their wing … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Pile of Concrete Rubble is Finally Gone!!!!!

his weekend the farmer who moved the hay from the hayloft made good on his promise to remove the pile of concrete rubble from the demolition last fall.  He brought his most trusted assistant, his grandson <—-Andrew.   Who, after … Continue reading

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Planing Wood to Frame in the Windows

oday my mom helped me haul a suburban-full of 2 x 8’s to Conrad’s, where we spent the morning planing them.  Along with the new posts in the barn, they are also from the lumber I made years ago while clearing … Continue reading

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Another Car-load of Windows

y friend Dana helped me with windows yesterday, as we unloaded another car-load of 30 or so from my friend James Dean. 

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Still at the windows…

  ot much to report lately because aside from talking to an electrician and an architect, all I do is scrape, repaint and recaulk windows.  Mom felt bad for me and pitched in, scraping windows with me all morning.

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