I converted my hilly backyard into an ~800sqft patio by hand.

I converted my hilly backyard into an ~800sqft patio by hand.

Before Before Before Before My dog helping me dig up the yard Excavating the upper terrace Excavating the upper terrace First delivery of materials Excavation complete, need to reroute some drainage pipes. Pipes rerouted. Starting the foundation of the first wall. First set of stairs on their way First wall started A lot more to […]

Broken parts of finished granite side tables using discarded pieces.

Broken parts of finished granite side tables using discarded pieces.

Pine plywood 2×2 sheet Granite countertop shard found in a dumpster of a counter top fabricator. There are tons of pieces like this that they throw out monthly. I probably should have taken more pictures, but this is after taking an outline of the shard, cutting the top piece with a scroll saw, hitting the […]

concrete pavers walkway

I dug up my uneven, flood-prone, poured concrete front walkway and replaced it with concrete pavers

Before photo The concrete walkway between my driveway and front porch was not level, having sunk about 2" on the right side. Water pooled on it after every rain, forcing you to walk around it unless you wanted water in your shoes. Time for an upgrade. Site prep Those bushes around the front side of […]