Interior Trim and Doors

Wow!  I can’t believe what a difference interior trim and doors make!  I was looking forward to seeing the interior doors hung and I knew it would be cool to see the trim installed but I didn’t realize all the details Bethany had planned for the trim.  For example, she planned for the entire family room area to be covered in shiplap.  She also requested beams to be placed on the ceilings in the dining room, main living areas, and the master bedroom.  Even the doors are not the “normal” doors I’m used to seeing in most houses.  For the doors she picked out a five panel farmhouse style door in keeping with the look of the rest of the house.  Continue reading Interior Trim and Doors

Tile Installed

Its been a few weeks since the tile was installed but I’m finally getting around to uploading some pictures.  Like much of the house, Bethany opted for simple colors and styles, mostly different shades of white.  She did decide to do a checkered pattern in the utility room and requested to have it installed in a diagonal configuration.  Continue reading Tile Installed

SketchUp Tutorial for Woodworking Projects

Last  year I completed one of my first “real” woodworking projects, the Ana White 4×4 Truss Beam Table.   I was impressed with the quality of the directions Ana provided, especially the images she created using SketchUp. We are currently in the middle of building our dream home and my wife has many woodworking projects in mind for me.  For example, she would like me to Continue reading SketchUp Tutorial for Woodworking Projects

Trip to Ireland

We started a tradition two years ago with Mannah’s trip to Paris.  The tradition is that for our children’s sixteenth birthdays they can take a week long trip to anywhere in the world they choose.  Haven chose Ireland and we just got back yesterday.  This post is a summary of where we went, what we did, and a collection of some of the best photos from the trip. If you have any questions about the trip please leave a comment at the very bottom of this post. Continue reading Trip to Ireland