Garage shelves

Ms. S. is moving houses and has quite a few things in storage in one basement which must get moved to the other garage. She had some 2×4/plywood shelves which I moved to the new house and put up high.

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Now to continue moving boxes over and filling them up!

Pine Pantry

H and C asked for an additional pantry in their kitchen. They have oiled pine cabinets and wanted a match.

Before Pictures:

During Building Pictures:

Final Moment of Truth Pictures:

They were happy enough with the match; it wasn’t perfect but very close. One noticeable thing was the amount of knots in the wainscotting (door panels). I bought it at Lowe’s; I’m not sure where the original came from.

To match the colour, I used gel (oil) stain, and two coats of clear Tung oil.

Speaker Box

Mike asked me to build a speaker box… I don’t know much about speakers, but I’m good at building boxes!


He designed it and I made it to spec. It’s made of MDF with some hinged lids and covered with vinyl.

No Birds Allowed

Kevin asked me to patch up a soffit where the birds try to get in every spring. I couldn’t match it perfectly but it will do the trick. I also took down an old electrical mast and gave the corner of the house a touch up.

While I was at it he also needed the plywood on his utility trailer replaced.
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Joseph set build

I’ve been busy building the set for Gallery 7‘s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I’ve booked off about 3 weeks to do it and have completed the first week somewhat on schedule. I won’t post too many pictures–but come see the show in March!


(I built palm trees and sand dunes while the workshop door was open so I could appreciate the snow!)

Cedar Shiplap Siding Repair

I got a call from someone in Las Vegas, looking for a handyman to make some steps for her parents in Abbotsford. When I finally arrived to look at the job, they had already done it, but had another one in mind. There was some water damage to their shiplap siding (even parts of the header were rotten). So I spent a couple of hours fixing it up, using some 40-year-old siding they had saved from another area. It turned out fine–now they just need to replace the door. 🙂

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