July 7, 2014

Fixing things

The problem with building new things is that the old things tend to go from "rustic" to "awful."  These are the framed screens for the porch.  The cedar has had the characteristic grey look for a long time and the screens are a mess.  So, off with the screens, and time to power wash the frames. 

This is phase 1 and 1.5 of the power washing.  I was a little shy at first, so I have to go over them again.  They are not going to look new, but they will look good.

This is what carpenter ants do to wet wood.  This was a small section under the old deck.  We knew we'd run into some trouble under there, but it wasn't bad at all.

These are the jacks our contractor uses to lift the cabin.  So old fashioned, but they work like a charm.

1 comment:

  1. Huh. It never would have occurred to me that wood could be power washed back to brown. Those jacks are super cool!