Tuesday, January 06, 2009

An attempt at building a fireplace mantle

After 2 years of nagging (..."suggesting") that we need a decent mantle, I decided to build one.

Original Mantle:

Building the new mantle:

1. Frame a box around the existing top shelf.

2. Put a shelf on top of the framed in box.

3. Add crown molding underneath the shelf.

4. Add some thin molding around the bottom of the framed in box.

5. Side view of the shelf and moldings attached.

6. Sand, prime and paint the top portion.

7. Widen the columns and attached some molding on the front.

8. Closeup of the new column and molding.

9. New columns are attached, molding added, and columns are primed.

10. Finished new mantle after 2 coats of paint :)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ever wonder what the dog(s) do when you're not home?

Apparently mine bark at the neighbors:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Gas Hype

Hurricane Gas Hype has hit Chapel Hill, NC...about 1,200 miles from where Hurricane Ike will likely hit. This is my first time seeing a sign like this on a gas pump. Fairly lame, but the good old Accord only wanted 9.9 gallons, so I was safe.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dog in a bucket

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I am a shelf building machine

More signs please

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Make your own Dog Agility Jump

Been putting off this one for a while, so I decided i'd finally make it. My very own homemade dog agility jump for Montana. It was way easy than I thought. I figured i'd make it out of PVC pipe and some couplers.

I bought two 10' 3/4" PVC pipes and bag of tee joints for 3/4" PVC pipe. I cut the PVC pipe into:
With those pieces cut, I put together the 12" sections in 2 upside down Ts. I put another tee joint on top of the 12" piece that would be facing up, and then a 6" section and another tee joint and then one more 6" section.

In the end, I have a dog agility jump that can set at 12", 18", and 24". Or, I suppose I could mix it up and have it settable at 6", 12" and 24". And can easily modified to any height with a little more PVC pipe cutting. And all for $6!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Harry Glaser Photography

Presenting: Harry Glaser Photography at www.harryglaserphotography.com

Black and White Gallery, Color Gallery, and Still Life Gallery

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