Making the custom bed frame

Last summer, I made a custom king size bed frame for our bedroom, out of solid wood. I held off on writing about it until now, nine months later, because I wanted to make sure the end result was solid and worth writing about. We've been sleeping on it ever since, and there's nothing wrong [...]

The garden shed

We've recently finished putting together a "severe weather" garden shed in our yard, made by a company called Arrow. We wanted a model that could withstand hurricane-force winds, since we live in South Florida, where hurricanes do occur from time to time. The particular model that we purchased was the Homestead 10' x 8' (HS108). [...]

The cat house – part 8

This is part eight of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 In this post, you'll see the finished cat house, hear a bit more [...]

The cat house – part 7

This is part seven of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 8 In this video, I've already completed all of the carpentry work and the [...]

The cat house – part 6

This is part six of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the three layers of insulation in the [...]

The cat house – part 5

This is part five of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the almost-finished bottom, where the 3 cm [...]

The cat house – part 4

This is part four of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, you can see the finished exterior, with the 2 cm [...]

The cat house – part 3

This is part three of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, I show the finished frame and talk about the next [...]

The cat house – part 2

This is part two of a personal carpentry project whose stages were recorded on video: building a cat house for our two kittens. Here are the other parts: Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 In this video, I show the basic frame of the cat house after [...]