We removed the manufactured home’s front door and replaced it with a hand carved wooden door. We’ve been busy the past few weeks on the future homestead with various projects. We’ve replaced the front door, which was a much larger job than expected, picked up free carpet from a friend who was replacing it with […]
We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]
Ever seen a place &Â thought “Ain’t no way I’d live here”? About a year ago I found myself in saying those exact words to my wife. So I did the only thing that made sense. I bought the place and made plans to move in. At this point you may be thinking we are a […]
How do you cope with the power going out? While rearing two young boys with life-threatening allergies, the smallest things can become big problems. Let’s take losing power due to a summer thunderstorm for example. Here’s a quick story about my oldest son (let’s call him Buddy) and how our DIY home battery backup system […]
See how we installed a dryer vent in the middle of our house During our mobile home reno, figuring out how to install our dryer vent in the middle of our house proved to be a bit of a challenge. Before giving up and changing the house layout, again, I found a product that allows […]
Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater Review: How well does the Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater work? I actually thought I posted this article and video several weeks ago, but just found it in the pending section. Even though I’m pretty sure the cold weather is over for East Texas, I’m going to put this out […]
This past weekend I worked on quite a few projects. Sunday afternoon I decided to frame out the master closet bifold doors. The video below is part one of who knows how many videos. I started the afternoon planning on taking down the old wall and framing out the door. However, I found that the subfloor was in worse shape than I originally thought. I was forced to remove and replace it before continuing with the wall and doors. I ended the night with the floor joists prepped and almost ready to lay the new subfloor down. I’ll have to place blocks on the closet side for the subfloor to nail to. This old mobile home is full of surprises.
How can you turn East Texas red clay into brown soil? Those of you who live or play around red clay know just how invasive it can become. You can step in it on Monday and track it all through your house on Friday. It doesn’t drain water and it is super hard and compact. […]