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911 Barbara…

I’ve been super busy with all sorts of projects in and around Maison Barbara, and of course the paying gig takes precedence. But we’ve now added to the chaos and are now taking on another project. We have bought a vacant lot down the street and are in the process of building a home on it. The new house will have a nice view of the lake from the second floor.

Woodworking Portfolio

A sampling of woodworking projects: This page is a repository for woodworking projects that fall under the category of fine wood working or cabinetry. I hope to be adding to it in the not so distant future!

Renovation moving along nicely at Maison Barbara as of January 2015

It has been a while since I posted anything of our work on the Barbara house. We’ve been plugging along steadily, making good progress, and I think now is a good time to post a few photos of what we’ve accomplished. (I had considered posting what we’d done as we did it but somehow that seemed a little tedious from both a production and reader’s viewpoint as progress has been so incremental.)

Anyhow, the first three photos are there to remind you of what it looked like before we started the reno. (Click on the first thumbnail to open the gallery and see the full sized photos.)

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Master Bath Vanity Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. We’ve been very busy on various projects but have completed nothing… until now. We are both happy to be done with the first phase of our master bath update – redoing the vanity.

The two guys we bought the house from who had bought it as a total wreck and started to refurb it didn’t quite get finished with the master bath. They had done a lot of good work but we came along and bought the house before they had a chance to finish everything. They had put a new vanity and lighting into the bath but it was not what we wanted so we decided to completely redo it.

Click below for a blow by blow of what we did!

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Kitchen and Great Room Demolition Complete!

Here are four photos showing the current state of affairs in the great room and kitchen at Maison Barbara. We are now ready to start putting it all back together starting with raising the ceiling joists.

Almost Done!

The vanity in the guest bath is now semi completed – that means it’s functional! We still need to replace the top with the limestone we bought but we’ll get that manufactured when we do the kitchen counter tops.

Remodeling 101

When we started looking at homes in Canyon Lake, this one really impressed us with its great view and reasonable price. We also really appreciated the fact that it has a level entry at the back of the house on the upper part of the lot. Usually having a great view means living on a hillside… meaning lots of stairs to climb!

This house is Maison Barbara.


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