26 year old bathroom
I removed all the drywall.
The one and one half styrofoam insulation is in addition to five and one half inches of insulation in the wall. The black is the water proof membrane for the shower/bath. The outside curb is barely visible in the foreground.
Cement board and drywall were installed on insulated walls. Outside curb is visible in the foreground.
The tile was installed by an expert; anybody can paint so I did that. Note the serendipity seat.
The shower enclosure was installed by experts.
Custom maple towel rack
I made the towel rack. I am an expert.
Custom maple toilet paper holder
I made the toilet paper holder. I am an expert.
The pieces on the bench are made of mdf with a 1" maple edge and a plastic laminate covering. In the background are the pieces of the shaker panel.
What can I say? It is ready to installl
Final inspection 1
Final inspection 2
After thinking about how to protect the window from shower water for the entire length of the project I finally dicided to install small glass doors.
The explanation of life and related writings.
While earning a B.A. and B.Phys.Ed. at McMaster U circa 1970 I learned conflict pervades our lives, and I asked why. After years of looking outside the existing boxes I found the answer is the question of meaning I call "the last why", for it will never be answered. Still humanity has tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" ever since, according to one story, it was first asked, by 'Eve'. The ways we try all conflict. The result is our history of optional, increasing conflict that will end in one of two ways.
In 2005 my Mom's need allowed me to see if I was a fool for asking why by seeking reaction to my detailed analysis in my epic "The Last Why: the poem" the only way an anonymous carpenter could, with a website. I first tried to attract visitors with prose posts but when I realized I could also rhyme reason in short verse I did for my poetry is unique and so much easier to remember. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but likes suggest I may not be.
If you like the reason in my rhymes please at least click the new 'like' (heart) button. It will help keep mine beating. Sharing may help keep the heart of humanity beating. Thank you. Doug.E.Barr