Pesky termites

I see termites a lot. When I am splitting wood for my wood heater I find them in the wood. It is a natural part of the process of the decomposition process of wood that has been in contact with the ground. The termites consume the wood and return it to the soil. In nature it is a good thing. When they get into the wood in your home it is bad. They can destroy a board in just a few days. If left alone, they will move from the first board to the next and beyond. They are very sneaky in their approach. Termites need water and they need food. If they have both then there is nothing to stop them from destroying a home. We use pressure treated lumber in areas that are exposed to the elements and/or the ground. The treatment in the lumber makes it undesirable as food to the termites. We also use masonry products such as block or brick in areas that contact the ground. This is a good deterrent to the destructive bugs. 

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Bathroom remodel

 

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This bathroom really got a complete makeover. We kept the 400 lb. cast iron tub. It involved taking out a wall in order to open up the space. The accent wall is a tongue & groove pine that was stained to match the floors in the house. The vanity was re-purposed from an antique chest of drawers. We cut the marble top in order to install the sink. Two of the drawers had to be modified in order to get the plumbing tied in. The finished bathroom is a major improvement to the home.

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Tongue & Groove

The inside of this porch is finished using tongue and groove pine. We framed up the walls with pressure treated lumber than then covered it with the T&G boards. The trim was ripped from pine 1×8. The pine has a lot of character with the heavy grain and knots showing through.