First, get your mind out of the gutter. Otherwise, the rest of this post will get awkward. Installing hardwood flooring (correctly) is a SLOW job. There’s a lot more involved than meets the eye. It’s playing chess and there’s a lot of machining to do. The box of wood flooring says “Assorted Sizes”. If true, that […]
Well, I haven’t been blogging in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been getting anything done. Quite the contrary. This weekend I had a great time with some fraternity brothers in the mountains, so I didn’t get a lot done on the house. However, it was a much needed break, because… The subfloor […]
Particle board ought to be illegal. I was not planning to replace the subflooring, even though it was particle board, until I came across this nightmare. This was my subfloor – much of it could be removed with no other tool than the shop vac. It doesn’t take many years of study to learn that […]
Turns out that the search for the world’s ugliest linoleum was concluded before I even got started.
My house has been hiding some dirty little secrets. The photos below are not for the meek. There are years and years and years and years of spills, grossness, grime, a little mold, and some water warping. I don’t really know yet how I am going to fix it. I cannot cut off the offending […]
I ordered the floor on Tuesday and Lowe’s said it would be in on the 25th. I got a call yesterday that it was in. It’s not often that an order comes in two weeks ahead of schedule–especially on a 2 and a half week lead time. I know that Dalton isn’t that far from […]
With my wife in Africa, it is time for me to address an inadequacy that has been plaguing us for years: much of our life is not built on a strong foundation… Literally. Sarah and I bought our house right after we got married and we were told that our house had foundation problems in […]