Building a Barn Door for Our Dock Closet

This blog post describes the process we used to build a barn door for our dock closet; however, the same steps apply to building a barn door for any room in your house. The only difference is that we used treated wood and plywood.

Here is our dock closet before building/installing our barn door. Neal purchased all of our supplies from Home Depot. We started by measuring this treated plywood and cutting it the size we need. It will be the frame for the door. The height will be 84 inches and the width will be 42 inches. Continue reading “Building a Barn Door for Our Dock Closet”

Building Our Boat House/Dock

Boat House

This is our old dock (and house before renovation). 😳 Neal added on to the original dock and added the steps when we first purchased the house. (This wood looks newer in the picture.)Here is another picture of the old dock on a beautiful day!

Dock construction begins…

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Interior Construction of Our New Addition

New Addition Pictures

Below is our new master bedroom. I like this picture because it was my makeshift office. It worked! Through the studs on the far right of the picture is the master bathroom, where the garden tub will be installed. Continue reading “Interior Construction of Our New Addition”

Installing Our Heart Pine Flooring

Flooring

First, the floor had to be made the same level. The contractor built a frame to raise the lower floor (previously discussed earlier in this blog post) and then added new plywood throughout the entire house to have a consistent and strong floor base. Neal found our flooring on Craigslist. Basically, we purchased several large beams that were in an old yarn factory in Columbus, Georgia. We took a field trip (with my Dad) to go see the factory (before they tore it down) and beams. We purchased the beams and had a mill cut for flooring. In the picture below (in our guest bedrooms), you can see some of the oil spots on some of the flooring where the heavy equipment sat on the floor. It is truly rustic.

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Updating Our Fireplace

Before and After Fireplace

This is a before and after picture of the living room fireplace. More before pictures of the fireplace are below.This picture shows the fireplace after we removed the wood molding around the fire place and after we removed the carpet.  Check out the floor! Oh my! 🤪 Continue reading “Updating Our Fireplace”

Renovating/Updating Our Patio Porch

Patio Porch on the Lakeside

Check out this before and after picture! Here is a picture of the basement patio (lakeside) once we cut the block and added a header to add a double window. We wanted more daylight in our basement living room. Here is the inside view of where we cut the block to add the double windows. We will show you more interior pictures of the basement living room area later in this blog post.

More patio porch project pictures: 

  • Click here to see how we built our outdoor fireplace on our patio porch.
  • Click here to see how we wrapped the columns on the patio porch.
  • Click here to see how we added old barn wood to our patio porch ceiling.

Building on to Our Lake House

New Addition from Street View

This picture shows digging the foundation for the new construction, which includes new front entrance, master bedroom and bath upstairs and two additional bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs.Here you can see the outline of the addition and pouring the footer.The footing has been poured.  Continue reading “Building on to Our Lake House”

Renovating the Exterior of Our Lake House

Here is another before and after photo from the corner of the house. Redoing our deck rail is on our future project list! 🧐 Continue reading “Renovating the Exterior of Our Lake House”