I’ll admit — we still have a little punch out on the electric, some touch up painting, and I do intend to add shelving above the “picture rail” in the powder room. Plus — there are some adjustments I would like to make (if for no one else other than myself) to the tile.
There really was not anything truly inspired about this project (it was not without its share of issues). I am proud, however, to say that most materials (including those used in rough-in) were either salvaged, saved, reused, begged for, or taken from my own surplus, except:
* Some building materials (carpet pad, leveling compound, and probably a few other things), toilet, laundry sink, cabinet hardware, and floor boxes from the Home Depot.
* Surface-mount light fixtures, and post-form laminate countertop from Lowe’s Home Improvement.
A one-time construction manager, and always handyman, turned blogger and editor. My wife, Jen, and I are on our 9th property (. . . yes, together). She is a real estate agent. We have two beautiful daughters Evyn and Eva. We recently traded in our now restored 1889 farmhouse in Baltimore's Lauraville area for our next adventure - a 1920s Dutch Colonial in nearby Towson.
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Building a Trash Can Pad or Stand, is much like installing a paver patio - just on a smaller scale. Both why and how I built this stand using scrap 4 x 4 timbers and bluestone. To learn about it all - from leveling the grade to finishing the joints, read on.