Category Archives: House

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Blog stats are fascinating – it’s fun to see all the different countries from which people find their way to our site to read about our little projects; and it’s really interesting to see which subjects receive the most attention. … Continue reading

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Raising the Arbor

This Thanksgiving weekend, we have a very special reason to give thanks. With the help of a bunch of friends and neighbors we brought on site and raised our wonderful new wrought steel grape arbor. Rachel Simon, a local artist … Continue reading

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Rodent Patrol

Seattle is a city by the water. There’s Puget Sound, Lake Washington, and numerous lesser bodies of water. It is also a green city with parks, green spaces, and lots of wild blackberries everywhere. In short – rat heaven. As … Continue reading

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Basement Camp Kitchen

We’re currently having our kitchen remodeled and enlarged. Basically we’re tearing out a corner of the house and rebuilding it. Oh, and we’re replacing all the appliances too. So we’ve been without a range for a while now; and more … Continue reading

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Gabion Bench

We haven’t tired of gabions yet; and the oven project gave us confidence to try some other structures. When we needed a small retaining wall at the back of the kitchen patio we decided to build a gabion bench that … Continue reading

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