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Creations by Crash
« on: December 27, 2016, 05:02:16 PM »

  This is the house I designed and built stick by stick at Lake Tahoe. 

  These are a few of the built in cabinets in the Master. 
 
 
This is the Mahogany vanity and quartzite flooring in the guest bath


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 10:25:13 AM »
Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 12:41:16 PM »
Yeah, wow!
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« Reply #3 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. 



This is the house about five years later. 



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. 




  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. 



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



  This is just inside the entry.





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Re: Creations by Crash
« Reply #4 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.

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« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Creations by Crash
« Reply #6 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. 

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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 09:45:03 PM »
Both of these homes look really really excellent. Kudos!

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Re: Creations by Crash
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 02:39:27 AM »
Super impressed and jealous! Especially of the Tahoe place.
Post more pics please.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 12:13:01 AM »
Super impressed and jealous! Especially of the Tahoe place.
Post more pics please.

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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.
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Re: Creations by Crash
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 04:42:10 PM »
So easy to criticize. So difficult to build.

Lovely homes!  The OPs cabin is to die for!

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 05:19:33 PM »
I have lived for more than a year now at my little half acre.  Last spring I bought a pile of wood off craig's list and used it to frame a greenhouse.  I used steel fence posts for the frame so I could have a dirt floor.  Recently I built some shelving to start my spring seedlings.  I plan on using the greenhouse mostly to start seedlings and in the future perhaps to fruit oyster mushrooms from my little spawn lab. 
 



Inside the house I am still working on some of the last details.  I finally finished the range hood.  We ordered an insert that sucks 1200CFM with an 8" pipe to exhaust out the roof.  It's a little overbuilt but I like to roast coffee and it can get smoky.   I'm waiting for the first coat of finish to dry right now on the wood.  It's nice having a new kitchen.  The slab bar counter is fiddleback Black Walnut.  The range hood, door and window trim is Douglas Fir.  Most of the wood is salvaged or reclaimed as they say now.


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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 07:02:40 PM »
  This is the second floor of my Tahoe place.  My wife did the decorating. The sword on the wall is my grandfathers WW1 cavalry sword.  The musket is a Civil War era muzzleloader that shoots a 50 caliber miniball. 



  This is the guest bedroom at the Tahoe house.  My wife chose the tile pattern and I made it so.  All the pine trim was salvaged from a roof tear off I did a few years before.  I got about 5000 BF of nice tight knot local Sugar Pine. 

 

Below is my bath at the lake.  It has air jets and makes lots of bubbles.  My wife designed the tile pattern.  I had to make each tile from larger pieces.  The trim around the window is the same limestone that is on the floor.  The house stays warm from a hydronic radiant system with a 2" Gypcrete thermal mass under the floor tile. 


My wife found this antique copper kettle and we made a sink for our dog room.  I had about five dogs at one time and I could gate them off the rest of the house when I was away. 


This is the dog room with my quiver of skis.

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Re: Creations by Crash
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 03:14:45 PM »
I am your garden variety blue collar tradesman.

You underestimate yourself grievously, sir.  This is marvelous design and craftsmanship.
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