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Let there be a lattice.

What can I say? A few thoughts come to mind. I’ll start with this one:


So I found myself thrown into true Weekend Warrior mode these past couple days. With the math done, I penciled off the lines and sawed the wood on Saturday. To save some time, I stained the cut pieces first, letting them dry overnight, and figured to wake up the next morning to put the screws to the whole thing.

It was a lot more tedious than I realized, with the brain constantly calculating fractions of inches and body parts cramped up into uncomfortable positions for hours on end. Lots of drilling of pilot holes, lots of aligning, lots of adjustments. On a knee for about 90% of the time, I actually had to grab Kona’s bed just to keep the blood circulating in my legs. Had a few episodes of hand cramps. My eyes got tired. I had to borrow a couple drills just to keep the work flowing while the batteries recharged. I probably could use a massage.

But hey, no pain, no gain. No real setbacks, with the exception of a couple lengths of wood being slightly curved, which made things sort of a pain in the ass at times. Other than that, the math all worked out perfectly. Here’s where we are:

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

remodel lattice

Next part of the project will be the floor repair, some furniture decisions, and a few other items. But first I need to figure out how to get all this Minwax Ebony #2718 stain out of my fingernails.

11 comments… add one
  • Ali December 3, 2007, 5:25 am

    Looks amazing and gorgeous. Love Ali

  • ROYMAN December 3, 2007, 6:17 am


  • vincenzo December 3, 2007, 7:18 am

    the joint is coming along beautifully. nice work! i use the minwax ebony for all the wood bits in my studio and i’m sad to say you’ll be picking at your nailbeds with the pointy end of the nail file for a minute if you want to get rid of the stuff! of course, that industrial hand soap they have at pep boys will do the trick too, and it’s cheap.

    i can see there’s some color selection and wall-painting in your near future if you plan on further warming up the space…

  • mike December 3, 2007, 8:59 am


  • ner December 3, 2007, 9:38 am

    Dang Lav, nice work! Why don’t you come out to the OC and fix up my pad…

  • thundy December 3, 2007, 10:10 am

    So tigole brutha!!!!!!!!!


  • thundy December 3, 2007, 10:11 am

    Total Tice!

  • MARGARET December 3, 2007, 11:39 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • pablodiablo December 3, 2007, 1:21 pm

    Very classy and cool! I really like it. Good job Broh!

  • Steph December 3, 2007, 1:37 pm

    LOOVE it. Very moody! That first shot looks like a movie setup.

  • Rob December 4, 2007, 10:33 pm

    Wow, very impressed. You just amaze me.

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