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The microsite for the project house is on the development server and will be pushed live sometime soon. I'll post a link when it does.

We're going to release long- and short-form videos, magazine articles, and lots of photos over the next few [insert time period here].

The house is a 1950's ranch that we are rennovating one room at a time. The first project is converting the two-car garage into a warm shop where we can set up authors to work and shoot videos.

The first Project House article will be in the next issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine, which we just shipped to the printer (issue #224). It is on installing a new flanged window into an old wall (removing exterior trim, cutting back the siding, etc.).


Coming soon:

Wiring a subpanel magazine article based on the video we shot (at Project House) with Brian Walo and released a while ago, here:

Airtight drywall installation video series and magazine article with Myron Ferguson. Here's a behind-the-scenes preview of the shooting:

Site-built cabinetry video series and magazine article with Mike Maines (Mike built us an awesome tablesaw outfeed table that anyone would be proud to have in their kitchen as an island).

Re-roofing a small shop video series and magazine article --including how not to do it (from existing conditions).

Carriage House Doors magazine article and short video by Justin Fink

Installing a keg-o-rator in a garage shop? Wishful thinking most likely.

These are all multi-part in-depth how to videos/articles. We will also release weekly wrap-up videos where Justin Fink and I ponder what we accomplished, what went right (and wrong), and what we hope to accomplish the following week.

After we finish the shop, we will tackle a bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, deep energy retrofit, basement remodel, attic conversion, deck, master suite rennovation (small addition required), porch-to-sunroom conversion, and probably more.

Stay tuned,


Dan Morrison

Now it makes some sense to (post #205220, reply #1 of 7)

Now it makes some sense to have this header

You will want to add it to the list in the left column too. That top of left column "Forum Topics"  has been great for navigating here



Oh Well,

We did the best we could...

Dan (post #205220, reply #2 of 7)

"and lots of photos "


Will these photo's be presented as we have had them (thumbnails) or have you figured a way to place them full size in a post with narrative?

If thumbs, will you have the same problem capturing the meaning of the shot as we've had since the change to this software?

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


Most likely they will be in the Project House photo gallery (post #205220, reply #3 of 7)

which is in the process of being set up and is located here:

Dan Morrison

micro- (post #205220, reply #4 of 7)

So this won't be here at BT at all?


A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


Glad to see the site built (post #205220, reply #5 of 7)

Glad to see the site built cabinet section - I'm a finish carp who builds a number of cabinets onsite and the level of information out there amoung carps, even amoung shop-oriented cabinet makers, is less than ideal.  The past 9 months I've been primarily building cabinets on site for a large remodel with over a dozen bars/shops and have seen many of the guys working with and under me struggle with how to go about it.

Building on-site shouldn't be confused with pre built vs built in place since on-site building can involve both depending on the situation.



If I could edit my location it would say I'm now in Reno :-)

Dan, I suggest you move this (post #205220, reply #6 of 7)

Dan, I suggest you move this folder down the list and put General Discussion at the top. you are getting a lotof newbies posting their  here so it will soon be polluted and overrun with all sorts of querries other than that which pertains to this project



Oh Well,

We did the best we could...

Good idea. (post #205220, reply #7 of 7)

Good idea.

Dan Morrison