Building a Custom Barn Door

Building a Custom Barn Door

Greathouse craftsman Rod Carter starts from scratch.  This 48″ wide barndoor’s needs a rustic feel, so Rod uses spruce with knots to give it character. The design has three 12x17 windows across the top, and two recessed 18”x 50” flat panels in the body. The door...
What if you just remove that wall?

What if you just remove that wall?

Who had the bright idea of putting a wall here? Sometimes your space just doesn’t work out, no matter how many times you move the furniture. Sometimes you need to think a bit more radically. What if you just move that wall? Or take it out entirely? Whoa. But this is...
…Maybe a good time for a Sharkbite?

…Maybe a good time for a Sharkbite?

Once upon a time, there was a leak. It appeared about a year ago, in my garage near the furnace – an occasional drip on the floor. I was avoiding it, since it came out of a mess of ductwork. I figured it was condensation from the AC line or something. Then that little...