October 28, 2011
Now that the virtual paint has dried and the e-dust has been collected, we'd like to show off our latest reno: the new Canadian Home Workshop website. As with most renos, it's been months in the making and we hope you enjoy the final product as much as we do.
We have many...
October 19, 2011
If you're looking to drop subtle gift hints, here are three new books that are coming out this fall.
Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac Rough Cut (Taunton Press) is a collection of 12 projects from the first season of the Emmy-nominated, eponymous show. Heralded as the "Van...
October 7, 2011
The floor is down, and the boxes (and boxes…and boxes) of cabinets have all been opened and the cabinet's locations labeled on them with masking tape…so it's time to put them up.
You always want to start with the wall cabinets so you can get them up without working around...
October 4, 2011
OK, a short entry tonight. Tomorrow we'll look at installing the cabinets, but for tonight let's take a closer look at what these Kraftmaid cabinets offer as far as cabinet construction.
People have asked me why I didn't just build my own cabinets….I mean, I have a full shop,...
October 3, 2011
Let's get this floor down.
I love tile in a kitchen….well, more accurately, I love the *look* of tile in a kitchen, but for this house tile had too many disadvantages to be a viable contender as a flooring choice. From the flex in the floors to my love for cooking with cast...
September 23, 2011
With the primer dry, the next step was to get rid of the dip once and for all…..and the best method for dealing with uneven spots that require a smooth finish has to be self-levelling concrete. For anyone who isn't familiar, SLC is a polymer modified non-sanded concrete that is...
September 21, 2011
It was time to move on to getting the kitchen floor done so we could prep for the cabinets that were due to arrive from Kraftmaid at any time. Now the subfloor was sound, but the patching I had done created some seams that I wanted to cover. Also, knowing we were going to be...
September 20, 2011
I'll spare the bandwidth detailing the hours of final drywall prep….it's not exactly interesting (nor something I'd particularly like to re-live) but after the final coat of mud (and of course….the sanding), we were ready for paint. We started our morning with the Lowe's...
September 16, 2011
Wallboard, drywall, or gyproc….whatever you call it, help is a good idea.
Not being able to stomach the Barney-purple haze that was my living room, I couldn’t wait to get the drywall up! Just like every other job though, there’s always those last couple things you need to...
September 14, 2011
Well, not really disaster…but a fly in the ointment for sure. Remember how I said I made the sink removable? Well…I had pulled it out from the wall to prep for the next step, unhooking the drain and trap but leaving the flex-supply lines hooked up……and one of the guys...