Age Range: 7 and up
If your little builders inherited the DIY gene, then theyre more or less programmed to dive into Mom and Dads tools. So maybe you should think about giving the handy helpers their own setthe better to get them involved while keeping your precious collection from getting trashed.
This toolbox is just the thing to hold smaller, basic items that fit a young do-it-yourselfers hands, including a hammer, saws, pliers, and screwdrivers. Building it is easy: The tools required are probably already in your stash, and the materials are readily available at a home center and a sporting goods store. Set yourself up on a sturdy worktablein the workshop, the garage, even the playroom. The fun is in having something for everyone to do and getting in good practice for future projects.
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A Beautiful Discovery
One of the goals of the renovation was to create a more open feel to the home whilepreserving the character and charm of the period. A large part of this vision included removing the drop ceilings that were added to the first floor many years ago. We were really excited (and slightly worried) about what we would find. Tom Silva cut away a piece of the dining room ceiling so that we could get a sneak preview of our 141 year old ceiling. This beautifuldiscovery exceeded our expectations.
The first thing we did was crawl up a ladder to inspect the condition of the ceiling and molding. There was some damage (mostly cracks and holes)but the team felt it was salvageable. The molding really blew us away. It was stunning!
The drop ceilings have been torn down and the doorway between the living room and dining roomhas beenmodified to accommodate the new ceiling height (10 feet).
The team is poised to start the plaster work this week. Thegoal is to repair and restore theoriginalceiling, moulding and medallion. Stay tune for the after shots!
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