Do It Yourself

My most recent house!

Building Projects

My most recent building project is this three story dollhouse built for our 3 granddaughters. I modified designs I had found to build this house for their 18" dolls. The house is complete with a kitchen, 2 bedrooms, living room, dance studio, school room, salon, outdoor roof patio, front porch, and a stable for the horses.

Grandma helped with all of the painting. Delivery was a bit interesting since they live over 3 hours away. It took two vehicles and final assembly took place on site.

Our Own House

Thirty years ago I built our own house. We still had heavy equipment at the time so I cleared the woods, dug the basement, installed the septic system and framed the house. Below is a list of the major tasks that were necessary for completion:

  1. Electrical
  2. Plumbing
  3. Heating
  4. Flooring
  5. Cabinetry
  6. Siding and Roofing
  7. Landscaping

The only jobs that I don't care to do are finishing drywall and painting. Those jobs were relegated to a friend that I traded work with over the years.