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Archdale Modular or Double Wide

Archdale Modular or Double Wide

My daughter and her husband were going to remodel the house they are in, but it may be more cost effective to sell and start over. They already have a piece of land they were going to eventually build on. Now they are looking other […]

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Pet-Proof Screen for the Front Door

Jack, our German Shepard Chow, used to stare at the door and wait patiently. Geordie, our rescue German Shepard Golden Retriever, paws on the screen and woofs to be let in. If no one lets him in immediately, he gets more and more worried and […]

Drywall Stilts

Drywall Stilts

The drywall hangers used drywall stilts. They have two different sizes, for the different ceiling heights. I had heard that drywall stilts are not allowed anymore, so I looked it up. OSHA does prohibit the use of stilts in some areas and states. And their […]

Ikea Inspiration: Skadis Pegboard

Ikea Inspiration: Skadis Pegboard

This is one of the pictures we got when we explored the new Ikea store in Jacksonville, Florida. We were looking for inspiration for the new house. This is an idea for my laundry room/craft room. The wall is covered with Skadis Pegboard. It comes […]

Ikea Kitchen Inspiration

Ikea Kitchen Inspiration

They have opened an Ikea store in Jacksonville, Florida. We had a shopping list for the new house, but spent some time wandering through the models getting ideas and inspiration. I like that they show a lot of different style kitchens. Most are pretty streamlined, […]

What is a Rice Bed or Rice Carved Bed?

What is a Rice Bed or Rice Carved Bed?

One of the beds at the Waverly Inn is an Oak Four-Poster Rice Carved King-sized Bed. What is a Rice Carved Bed or Rice Bed? The motif carved onto the posts is rice sheaves. In the 1850s rice was a major crop in the south. […]

Browsing the Fabric Outlet

Browsing the Fabric Outlet

The crane was going to put the trusses on the roof today, but the forecast was thunderstorms so we have to reschedule. They don’t want the crane struck by lightning. On the way back from an appointment in Asheville, I pulled over to take a […]

Wrapping the House

Wrapping the House

They have finished putting up the cladding and have cut open some of the windows. They delivered rolls of green wrap with the rest of the materials and I wanted to see how they put it up. When we got there, they had put the […]

Lakewood Shed Kit with Large Dormer

Lakewood Shed Kit with Large Dormer

The Lakewood Shed Kit has nearly all the parts you need to build this 2-story building. You can use the kit to make a storage building, workshop, studio or she-shed. Pull the permits and follow code to make a Tiny House. The Lakewood Shed Kit […]

Master Bath in the Schumacher Homes Blue Ridge Model

Master Bath in the Schumacher Homes Blue Ridge Model

This is the Master Bath in the Schumacher Homes Blue Ridge Model. It is not at all what we are building, but I thought I would share. The sinks are completely separated. No tripping over each other here. Probably no sharing the same toothpaste, either. […]