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The Long List of Cabin To-Dos

8 Oct , 2014  

This video covers the typical “To Do List” for someone who owns or maintains a cabin/cottage off grid. You can make plans, but when you finally set foot on the property, you soon discover there’s a lot more that needs to be done. The hardest thing is to stay focused and finish the job you […]

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Buildings and Renovations

Shop Local for Better Prices on Nuts and Bolts

3 Oct , 2014  

This is a plug for a local business that gave me some good advice and the prices were impressive. I didn’t get anything free, but I didn’t get gorged either. I don’t mind pay more for a better product, but nothing is worse than paying more a product (and think you got a good deal!) […]

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Buildings and Renovations

Epic DIY Deck Project 8- Rocking Out the Deck Rails

5 Sep , 2014  

The Epic DIY Deck Project is almost finished. Had to finish off the deck railing, add a few more deck boards, stairs and finishing touches. Had the chance to head out to the cabin on the Labour Day Long Weekend. The focus was to get the railing completed and get some close-ups on some of […]

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Buildings and Renovations

The Epic DIY Deck Project- Part 3- Installing Joists, Brackets & Blocking

10 Jul , 2014  

The good weather is finally here and most of the crisis projects were completed. Next on the list was the Epic Deck Project. It called that because it such a huge deck (24′ x 11′) and time consumer. Since I work behind a computer for the day job. I really enjoy building something. I think […]

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Buildings and Renovations

The Epic DIY Deck Project- Part 1- Planning and Digging Holes

21 Oct , 2013  

The Epic DIY Deck Project was the process of building a huge 10 foot wide by 32 foot long deck by one person. It was for our cabin (aka Cedar Workshop Test facility) in the boonies. Since funds were low, and the place is way off the beaten path, a contractor could not be brought […]

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