Dick Motz - Small Projects 2006
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Projects 2005/06
    Porch on Kitchen (2005)
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Hmmmmm....Still have a problem with the sun on the west side of the house ...... I know, lets build a porch. The addition of a roll-up screen will control the sun. Ahhhhhh Now I have some shade!!!!
Deck Clearing Project (Started 4/10/06)
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Have returned from vacation and the rain has arrived for this winter. Have stopped construction on the deck and the grass area till spring. This leaves me with time on my hands so I decided to cut down some of the "stuff" that I have to keep trimming all the time. It will provide some additional area for plants.
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Well the rain has let up for a while so I added the trim strips, picked up some dirt for fill and then spread a load of beauty bark over the area....done!!!
Ready for planting. NOTE: This area is revisited in November of 2007.
Theater Room Project (Started 12/10/06)
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The theater room has 4 doorways in it. This was just too many so I decided to close off one of them to provide room for more seating. In addition to the additional seating it will provide sound control and will darken the room. First I created an image on the computer of what I thought it would look like. After several versions and a lot of discussion with Hoddi, we decided to go with a stained window effect. 1st the wall was closed.
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We were originally going to install theater seating which would provide one additional seat but after sitting in some we decided to get just get a chair to match the couch. By rearranging the furniture we found that there is room for two new chairs. I created a computer image to preview them. Stone was installed on each side of the window to simulate Egyptian columns. Moldings on top and bottom were painted in bold Egyptian colors. A border around each window matches the border around the top of the theater room. The bar side of the window is more like what you would find in a German beer hall. Now all I have to do is wait for the chairs to be delivered.

Forgot to mention, I had to make the stained glass windows, used some liquid stuff from the local craft store, really looks like stained glass!!
Corner Cabinet for Kitchen (Started 1/17/06)
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Hoddi wanted a cabinet to match the one we have the kitchen TV in. So I ordered a cabinet to match the others. The plan is to modify it to fit in the corner.
She already had a small piece of furniture setting there that she stored her silverware in so I removed the legs from it and built it into the new cabinet..
Return to Theater Room Project (Started 12/10/06)
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We finally got the new chairs in. Now that I can see how they fit, the room needs a face lift. I can accomplish this by re building/reupholstering some of my existing furniture to make it match the couch/chairs. I can also add a corner table from an old sectional in another room and reupholster it. Very comfortable!

AND THAT COMPLETES 2006