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The Kitchen – part 3

So, there I was, about to create havoc in our kitchen. in part 1 of this tale, I talked about how the kitchen first appeared when I bought the house. in part 2, I drew up plans for how I wanted the room to look. Now it’s time to start knocking walls about. Everything needed […]

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DIY House

The Kitchen – part 2

A few years ago, I (well, with some help) rebuilt our kitchen. This is the story of the decision-making processes I went though, and the new design that resulted. In the previous post I talked about the original layout of the kitchen, and how it looked when I moved in. As soon as I could, […]

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DIY House

The Kitchen

Our house was built in 1967. It has had two owners so far. The original owner put the house on the market in 2001 so that she could retire and move closer to her daughter. She had kept the house very well, although as you would expect, the décor was “of its time”. As any […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy’s Desk – part 3

I built a desk in my son’s room. This is how it came together. In Part 1, I described the planning process. Part 2 covered the tasks of cutting out the desk pieces from the block board countertop. In this part, I get to talk about the assembly… The build began with a round of […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy’s Desk – part 2

In Part 1, I drew up plans for a desk to go in my son’s room. I got as far as designing the shape of the desktop, selecting the wood and planning how the one could be cut out from the other. So, in this part I will begin the cutting. Now, since this work […]

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Table Woodworking

The Boy’s Desk

My son’s room has been the scene of many projects over the years… As he has grown, so the things in the room have needed to grow around him. This has included the room itself, which used to be smaller, and somehow, mostly thanks to a lump hammer, gained an extra 20% of floorspace. I […]