A cautionary tale about shelves over toilets

We make mistakes, we are human. For example, the mustard colored paint in the tiny upstairs bathroom. That’s nothing. See that shelf behind Teresa’s head? All of that, ALL of that, got knocked into the commode a few months after this picture was taken. There was no flush- however...

R.I.P. Carol

Teresa’s mom passed away a few days ago, she will be greatly missed. I wish I had started this site a few years ago, I showed it to her just a few weeks ago, and she encouraged us to put up more of their old family pictures. She joins...

Suddenly I’m Bob Villa? Not hardly.

I wanted to stain this vital component of our home security system (A stick that goes in the window frame) but it’s a dowel. So I cut up a a scrap of 1×2 into two pieces, notched them, then put screws in the ends of the dowel. BOOM –...

This right here, is spring fever.

I was at McLendon’s Hardware in Renton a few weeks ago, and I was impressed with their assortment of springs. Sadly, I could not think of a single current project that is held up for want of “A helical metal coil that can be pressed or pulled but returns...