I Like to Build Things

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    They Look Even Better Now

    I don't want to sound like the guy that makes his wife presents all the time... but... a few summers ago, I decided to try and build her window boxes out of extruded plank PVC. This material would never be prone to rot and because it came in white, which matched our window trim...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 22, 2013

    Latest Project

    I don't get to hang out on EP much any more. I used to be able to catch some time on weeknights and weekends.  But once the warm weather arrived, I began building the pool deck.  It's a massive structure... roughly 15 ft X30 ft.  At this point, I'm almost done laying the...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    Jul 22, 2013

    The finished summer project - I never got to

    post the picture of the deck I built around my pool last summer. It's still standing, even after a few snow storms... lol... so I guess I built it right. Anyone want to come over for some sun and swimming next summer?
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    Jan 15, 2014

    Timberframe Project

    I have always been fascinated with the old methods of putting wood together, specifically using large timbers and a type of joinery called mortise and tenon. It is very strong and is not seen very often in this part of the country. I know a lot of big barns have been built that...
    edgarner51 edgarner51
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2011

    My winter project. In 2005,

    we put a 16X20 addition on the back of our home. I convinced my wife to have a basement dug out below it, to use as a game/entertainment room. I've decided to turn this into my home gym/entertainment room. Part of the construction involves building an entertainment center to act...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    Jan 19, 2014
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