Tag Archives: carpentry

Path

On the verge of a Rehabbin’ Cabin epiphany. While working on the steps from the back door, I had a distinct thought: this is not me. Meaning: as much as I’ve enjoyed the renovation — and I do particularly enjoy … Continue reading

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New Rituals

The day was cool and blustery, finishing with rain. A kind of day I used to call an “Eagle Harbor day.” Eagle Harbor, Mich., on Lake Superior where I summered as a kid at my grandparents’ house and where my … Continue reading

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Cacophony

POP QUIZ Where is the source of the water damage on this side of the house? If you answered “somewhere up along the chimney” give yourself a pat on the back and what are you doing standing around, hand me … Continue reading

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Tight

My father and architect John Johansen around 1985 (?), Michigan “Xanadu” on the shore of Lake Superior, nearing completion My dad and I were talking about weatherproofing, and he related a cool story. When he and my mom were building … Continue reading

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