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. Years later I discovered the answer is the question of meaning I call "the last why", for it will never be answered. Still we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. The result is our open-ended history of optional conflict.
In 2005 my Mom's need allowed me to see if I was a fool for asking why, by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, with a website. I first tried to attract visitors with prose posts but changed to my poetry, for reason in rhyme is more memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but reaction leans toward, I may not be. If you like a poem please at least click the new 'like' (heart) button. It will help keep mine beating. Sharing will help too. Thanks. Doug.E.Barr