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Title: Creations by Crash
Post by: Crash on December 27, 2016, 05:02:16 PM
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/mycijor/Cutthroat%20House/CutthroatHouseWest.jpg)
  This is the house I designed and built stick by stick at Lake Tahoe. 
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/mycijor/Cutthroat%20House/MB_East.jpg)
  These are a few of the built in cabinets in the Master. 
  (http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/mycijor/Cutthroat%20House/Guest_bath-3.jpg)
 
This is the Mahogany vanity and quartzite flooring in the guest bath
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Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: daniel1948 on December 28, 2016, 10:25:13 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Redamare on December 28, 2016, 12:41:16 PM
Yeah, wow!
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Crash on December 31, 2016, 12:44:11 PM
  I have been remodeling  a house in Sacramento that we bought to give me a job.  I am slow and disabled so everything took a very long time compared to my old pace of hauling ass.  THe photo below is before while Iwas remodeling the roof framing. 

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/Roof%20tear%20off_zpsdsojlqda.jpg)

This is the house about five years later. 

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/HazelW29dec16_zpsry21jqpt.jpg)

This is the front entry.  It's a little whimsical.  Eventually the columns will have a base and a tapered post to match the 2 degree taper on the entry trim. 

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/Front%20door%20HW_zpsirqedikn.jpg)


  I spent a little while doing tile in the bath.  The whole house was gutted to the bare bones.  It is a new house now and very nice to live in. 

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/Bath_zps0gvcutvc.jpg)

I vaulted the ceilings and added a few skylights.  This is the Master before I installed the baseboard.

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/Master_zpsfghcdaoy.jpg)

  This is just inside the entry.

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss122/crash_hammerdog/Entry_zpszv9lbhtk.jpg)


Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Nemmzy on December 31, 2016, 07:42:25 PM
Wow, that home is just lovely! I wish I handy skills. The best at home renovation I can do is painting walls.
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: daniel1948 on January 01, 2017, 09:31:27 AM
I've known two or three people who built their own homes with help only for lifting the really heavy stuff. I am impressed beyond words. Most homes are built by large crews of specialists, each coming in as needed.

Give me three nails and if the wood is not too hard I should be able to pound one of them in more or less straight. After ten or fifteen my arm will be too tired to continue. I once built a stand for bedding plants and grow lights. It was much too heavy for its use (poor design) and was slightly crooked, and had lots of nails bent over after going halfway in. Later, someone told me I should have drilled holes and used bolts instead of nails. This would have been around 1980 in North Dakota.
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Crash on January 01, 2017, 01:29:29 PM
Thank you all for the complements.  I mostly use these boards to talk about science and especially biology so it might not be apparent that I am your garden variety blue collar tradesman. 
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: estockly on January 02, 2017, 02:47:46 AM
Very impressive   The engineering and design needed to do the vaulted ceilings especially.


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Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Alias on January 05, 2017, 09:45:03 PM
Both of these homes look really really excellent. Kudos!
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: Jeremy's Sea on January 06, 2017, 02:39:27 AM
Super impressed and jealous! Especially of the Tahoe place.
Post more pics please.
Title: Re: Creations by Crash
Post by: brilligtove on January 11, 2017, 12:13:01 AM
Super impressed and jealous! Especially of the Tahoe place.
Post more pics please.

Yes on both counts from me.

I'm just embarking on my building and woodworking and designing journey. The work looks very very good. You might be slow and disabled, but you are also quite highly skilled.