Category Archives: carpentry

there is no “normal” anymore

Like for many others in this area, there is no “normal” anymore, there’s  “before the fire” and “after the fire” for those of you that have followed our story and the one from before moving to Portugal, we have been … Continue reading

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this is my story

This is just my story. Two weeks ago we had the second once in a life time fire, to occur here this year. The fire ravaged an area 6,000 hectares, (a fifth of the size of the fires in California) … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, Cabinetry, carpentry, Forestry, just stuff, New builds, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), The simple life, Timber frame, Uncategorized, village life | 14 Comments

the kitchen

the kitchen is the hub of our home, it always has been, and no doubt always will be. I’m sure it’s that way with a lot of people. As such, it’s construction deserved due consideration, thought and work. Back in … Continue reading

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wooden flooring

i cut a fair number of trees for flooring boards enough for 150 square meters of flooring, but, in the end, not all the wooden flooring came from the forest some of it came straight from the mill. by the … Continue reading

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stairs

this morning as i was stirring the tea in the teapot, in my peripheral vision the dog on the floor appeared to be moving backwards and forwards, only when i racked my vision to the dog it stopped moving. because … Continue reading

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windows

sometimes, it can take what seems like forever to write something, or do something for that mater, sometimes the words just don’t appear, and then sometimes they do, sometimes out of other people’s mouths, and about things other than what … Continue reading

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a different kind of spirit level

To gauge by hand and eye is perhaps the pinnacle of craftsmanship. To reach a level of ability where you no longer have to measure everything with a rule, but can by your own good judgement achieve a sense of … Continue reading

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