Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Carpenter - Moi!

Btw, just thought I'd mention who does what here. Jim does the framing, electrical and plumbing and carpentry that's really high - like putting up a wood ceiling.

I do all the finish work, like you see in the picture of the great room in a previous post or in this picture of the closet I built in the eves of the upstairs bedroom. I even made the doors! Yup, I do it all, window and door trims, installed and finished the wide pine floors, sheetrock mudding, even hung the door on the barn and put up the siding. You name it - if it shows, I built it. Of course there's a down side to being able to do all that. I can't blame DH for the house not being finished now can I?


Anonymous said...

Will you marry me? ha he he I need a gal like you around here. I'm sure my husband will understand. Especially if the work gets done and I quit harping on him to do the "Honey Do" list!

Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Hey, Judi - if you cook for me every night you won't even have to marry me! I'm on my way!

Shelley said...

I wish I had a 1/4 of your finishing skills!!

Andrea said...

Are you self taught?
I have always wanted to do finish work but felt inadequate with no formal training.
Your work looks fantastic!!! A~

Melanie said...


Melanie said...

Hey Jim,
Glad you didn't fall:)

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I just love a self-sufficient woman. I'm not quite that skilled, but I can hardly a hammer and am not afraid to use it! LOL Its just a great feeling to be able to take care of these things for your yourself, isn't it?


Sandy@American Way Farm said...

Andrea - yes, I'm pretty much self taught but if you can sew you can build stuff. It's just using wood pattern pieces instead of cloth. I'm not afraid to rework something if it doesn't come out right. When I get done I ask myself "If I were paying a carpenter for this, would I be happy with the job he/she did?" If I can't say that I would, then I tear it apart and redo it. I'm actually not having to rework things as much as I used to. Give it a try with something small, I'll bet you can figure it out.