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Consider Plywood

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We sheath houses and structures with plywood and we construct subfloors and the backs of cabinets and furniture from plywood. Plywood is always the basic and hidden material. BUT…plywood can also share the stage. This has got to be the belle of the plywood ball.   Based on the informative image above, these shelves look to be multi-ply and then likely coated with polyurethane,     This plywood barn door below might send you running to the nearest home improvement store to buy some cabinet-grade plywood. I mean how hard could it be right? Ha!     I like the cutout handles that always seem to come with plywood cabinets,   All images via Pinterest

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Grout front

Grout Cottage: Meet & Greet

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I’d like to introduce you to my newest project—the Grout Cottage. She’s hurtin’ and the people in the neighborhood are delighted that we plan to rescue the house and so am I. For a proper introduction– here are some basic stats, Built in 1895 (the oldest property we’ve renovated to date) Two story, Queen Anne Duplex; two apartments both two bedroom, one bath Has some original stained glass windows German wood lap siding metal roof has small dilapidated carriage house in rear w/ dirt floor Queen Anne architecture will incorporate bay windows to avoid smooth surfaces, one of the unique features in this house is the single cutaway bay window on the right corner with bracket detailing. Moving around to the rear, this is lovely isn’t it. I’m looking forward to improving that upstairs porch. If you’re thinking it looks structurally unsound…you’d be correct. the old carriage house, up close,…

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Completed Indiana Project

Dear TEOT: Renovation Referrals

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We’ve received some questions about the people that worked on the Indiana Project. I do all of the design work and make all of the decisions but when it comes down to making it happen these are the people who work the magic. If you live in the area (North Carolina) and think you might need some help with your renovation project or need to make a repair give any of these folks a call, they all subscribe to the “no job is too small philosophy” and they may be willing to travel, just ask. General Carpentry Locklear Brothers Home Improvement Joseph Locklear 910-536-4552 Allred Electric Chuck Allred 910-281-3026 Doug Smith Plumbing Doug 910-992-6025 HVAC 4 Seasons Heating & Air General # 910-235-0606 TR&L Coatings– paint Tim Hunt 910-474-6863 Harbinger Wood Floors– floor refinishing, installation and repair Tom Denza 910-603-1602 Quality Cabinet Company Bradie Locklear Jr. 910-827-1264 C&K Tile Chris…

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