Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lifting Up a Sagging Floor – DIY

Cost, Time, and Skills: This job took two people one afternoon. We got muddy because we were in a dirt crawlspace doing just that, crawling. We used 18,000-pound screw jacks, 4×4 lumber, a circular saw, power drill/driver, and cement blocks. … Continue reading

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Antique Ladder Book Shelf – DIY

A few weeks ago,¬†our friend¬†Ben posted a picture to Pinterest of a book shelf made from an old wooden ladder. We reposted it, thinking about building one from the old wooden ladder our neighbor, Penny, gave us last year. I … Continue reading

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Fancy Bread Pudding – MIY (Make it Yourself)

In the dead of winter when it’s semi-miserable outside, we like to make ourselves a little happier through the avenue of comfort food. Part of our obsession with old houses and doing things ourselves spiderwebs out into cooking. If you’re … Continue reading

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