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Practical Joke on the Joker

I’m stepping away from upstairs projects. Things were getting a bit too weird up there, so it’s time to lighten things up …

Like Taking off a Bandage

Now that the walls are taken care of (except for the windows that lead nowhere) it’s time to attack this worn, ugly …

Behind the Walls

  This 100 year old house is covered with paneling that was put up in the 60s. Why would they want to …

Skeleton Pedestal

Finally putting a personal touch on the master bath of my 100 year old house by fabricating a custom pedestal sink. Who …

Walkthrough to the Other Side

When you move into a new house, every visitor gets the tour. Follow me through #1915House and see what I have planned …

Do You Hear It?

Thank you for following along in my adventure to fix up #1915House, but Something is wrong. When you renovate you stir the …

What’s Happening at #1915House?

What’s happening at #1915House? You know I’m fixing the old place up, but things are getting… strange. Things wake up when you …

History Lesson

Casters with used up clay wheels off a restoration project  (remember roller skates with clay wheels?)

Do You Even Lift?

Missed the gym today, but spent an hour lifting, lugging, sorting & chucking logs, doors, rocks, farm implements & bob wire. Now …

Haunted?

Wind blew the cover off the attic access at the foot of the bed last night. Scared the bejesus outta me #haunted …

It’s So Sticky

I think it’s fair to say I’m a pretty good maker of things and problem solver – but I’m being totally defeated …

How to Haunt Your Bathroom

The bathroom in my 100 year old craftsman style house is getting a makeover. The mirror is temporarily down, which gives me …

Reversing the Swing of a Gate

My neighbors installed a fence that prevents by gate from opening all the way, making my driveway too narrow. Time for some …

Are You a Maker?

I’m a maker. Are you? If you are, or if you’d like to be, or if you just like to watch things …

Review: Dyson Hot+Cool Fan

The master bedroom of my 1915 craftsman style house has exterior walls to the east, south and west. That means constant sun …

Me and TOH on the Same Page?

Coincidentally, this weekend Ask This Old House installed a post light in a front yard and I installed one in the master …

Attic Odyssey

It’s finally raining in LA, so I finally know there’s a leak in my 100 year old house. It’s in a downstairs …

Full Turnout This Year

Some candid shots of me and my staff at the DoItWithJustin holiday party. Happy New Year from all of us to all …

Time Lapse

Whoa, when did it get dark? At some point before I finished my final topcoat. Time for lunch I guess.

Attack the Paneling

Someone put paneling all over the walls of my 100 year old craftsman style house, and it’s time to take it down. But …

x16

Ever watch a sheetrocking video? Me too. I don’t feel I have anything to add to the existing canon but this… 16 …

My Vanity Was Way Too Big

The sink in the master bathroom takes up too much space, so I’m building a pedestal sink out of welded steel and …