Category: Home Improvement

  • I’m Staring at The Ceiling

    Working on the Blackthorn project. More sound mitigation attempts. The small basement bedroom is where the electrical panel is. It was updated in 2018. New circuits required the drywall ceiling be torn down. Now, 6 years later the ceiling is going back in The green board is a new product for me: Sonopan II https://www.mslfibre.com/ […]

  • Fun tools I wish I owned

    drilling beams with Magdrill

  • Colour Matching For Painters

    I came across a great online tool for house painters and renovators today. The interesting thing is that I was looking at a computer image editing software when I found the tool. https://photodemon.org/ is a lightweight image editing tool that can be used directly from a USB stick. It is Open Source, and completely free. […]

  • Nothing holds like a rusty nail.

    Part 2 of this bathroom redo. Here’s the link to the first part with some before pictures: https://www.thomashepburn.ca/2018/02/peelandstick/ The problem is not all the nails are rusty. This old style plank subfloor was nailed down without glue. The trouble is that you get nail pop which leads to squeaky floors. It’s unusual to see diagonal […]