Tap in the SubFloor, One Tile at a Time

The old basement walls were built from the vinyl tile flooring straight up to the ceiling and attached to 2x2 furring strips that were bolted straight to the painted concrete walls. I want to improve the insulation of the basement and also the air circulation so that no mold will form in dead air cold spaces. First step: install a DriCore sub floor system.

Exterior Progress: Nearly done with North and South Gable Ends

I spent the (spectacularly hot) week of my birthday pushing forward on the painting progress.  Knowing I'd have someone around to spot me, I planned to do the high-up, platform work on the south gable.  Here's what I've accomplished since the last time I checked in on the painting. To shake things up from the … Continue reading Exterior Progress: Nearly done with North and South Gable Ends

And now I’m obsessed with concrete and want to use it everywhere

I've spent the last two weeks struggling through the muggy heat to de-lead and prime the north and south walls of the house and prepping for my upcoming talk at the MREA Energy Fair but when I think about design, I've been thinking about concrete and wondering what I can make from it.  Pavers?  Planters? Benches?  The … Continue reading And now I’m obsessed with concrete and want to use it everywhere