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Foundation Cap

Welcome back to our home remodel project! Up to this point we have been working on the foundation. Today we’re starting on some framing. We’re

Home Addition & Renovation

Pouring and Waterproofing the Basement Walls

Welcome back to our home addition/remodel project! Today is Monday, October 25th, and it is the start of week three of this project.  Last time,

Home Addition & Renovation

Setting the Basement Wall Forms (ICF)

Welcome to my backyard, and welcome back to the home addition/remodel project! Last time, we worked on getting the footings in, and the concrete in

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  1. Curious what your thoughts are on the affordability of making your own trim and baseboards out of trees that you mill yourself. Is there a business model there for home remodelers?

    1. Could be. Just depends on how much your time is worth. If you’re already milling lumber, then yes. A molder would quickly pay for itself especially if you’re looking to make higher end trim.

  2. The planer that you changed the head to a spiral, was it a lobo 20″?????
    I have a 20″ Lobo and am looking to change the straight cutter to spiral.
    Mine is built in 1993.

  3. Hi Matt. I’ve been watching for a while. I like your approach to woodworking and especially like your urban logging efforts to rescue wood that would otherwise get turned into firewood or just left to rot. I think my favorite project of yours was the Something From Nothing box, where you welcomed your child home and then made something. Nice.
    My main question: You’ve been slabbing tree trunks for quite a while. Do you find yourself wondering what the slabs would look like from trees you see when you’re driving around?

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