Monthly Archives: February 2017

2017 Week 8 in Review

I started laying decking on my son’s playhouse this weekend. Before that though, I installed blocking to help strengthen the frame and reduce joist wobble. I used scrap 5/4 for the blocking, which was adequate for stiffening up the frame. Using … Continue reading

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2017 Week 7 in Review

Hanging joists on my son’s playhouse has been the most enjoyable step in the saga. In hindsight, should have made the width of the playhouse 96″ edge to edge, instead of having the center of the posts be 96″. The … Continue reading

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Pens

Confession: I have an office supply fetish. I fed the fetish this week by trading in a peer recognition award (from work) for a Cross Century II rollerball pen. It’s the nicest pen I’ve ever owned, and it writes like a … Continue reading

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2017 Week 6 in Review

Made further progress on the playhouse this weekend. The front beam went up, and I started the joists with the outer (rim) joists that will form the outline of the structure. I had to put some temporary angle/knee braces in … Continue reading

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2017 Week 5 in Review

Despite the cold, drizzly weather, I managed to make some nice progress on the playhouse this weekend. I finished notching the posts, and installed both of the beams with ½” carriage bolts. The family is on the mend. Christina got … Continue reading

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