Built a sliding door 66″ x 93″ to conceal our bikes. The sliding door mechanism is by Johnson Hardware. The door was build using 3/4″ MDF. Currently it’s being painted with Chantilly Lace OC-65 Satin Oil.
Posted by alpaul on February 18, 2015
I love the ease of changing the front face on the IKEA drawers so I bought a Rationell drawer and worked on modifying it to fit a 12″ base cabinet. Below are some pics showing the mod.
Posted by alpaul on January 4, 2015
Posted by alpaul on January 2, 2015
After completing two leafs on our dining table I stripped and color washed for the final look.
Posted by alpaul on December 31, 2014
Since receiving a “Side.By.Side – French Door” Bosch Evolution 800 Refrigerator a few weeks ago from a friend we have been engaged in doing some Kitchen renovation on our place. We have been working on the apartment on a room by room basis since moving in back in April. The first room we focused on was our toddler’s room. We did some lighting, plaster work and some wall upgrade in his room. The living room, hallway, bathroom, son’s room have all been totally skim coated with plaster to gain a smooth new wall feel and look. The Kitchen is now being upgraded somewhat “accidentally”. The plan was to work on it sometime in the future. But as with life there is the factor on unpredictability. With a 36″ fridge the cabinets had to be reworked because what we had before was the standard 30″ refrigerator. Stay tuned for more updates…..
Posted by alpaul on December 30, 2014
Keep your knee strong and healthy by using the strength and stretch exercises in the KneeFit App. Doing a few exercises daily will keep your knee healthy and fit. As an active individual I use the exercises in the KneeFit App before and after my workouts. Whether you are going through therapy, recovering, or maintaining an active fitness lifestyle the KneeFit App is for you.
Posted by alpaul on November 8, 2014
Since finishing Waterman Half Triathlon three weeks ago I haven’t done any training. This time off has given my body enough time to recover. I wasn’t quite planning on putting a hard effort at today’s race, but after a 10 minute warmup I was feeling pretty pumped up to race. The first corral which I was in went out a bit slow given the race was sold out and it takes a while for runners to find their rhythm and create gaps in a crowded Central Park. Past mile 2 I was keeping a steady effort after the gaps opened up. I took some water at mile 3 aid station and continued with a 6:50ish pace. The last mile I went all out and recorded a 6:30 pace. Finished with an overall 6:55/mile. This race along with next weeks Dash to the Finish Line marks New York City Marathon Race week. Both races end at the marathon finish line and really gets you in the marathon spirit. Great to see runners from out of town in the park already. Others will trickle in during the week.
Overall Time: 34:35 (6:55/mile)
Place: 228/5522 (Top 4%)
Posted by alpaul on October 27, 2014
Posted by alpaul on October 23, 2014
I’ve been reading up on mirror adjustment to get rid of blind spots and most articles are saying setting mirrors the traditional way is wrong. Car and Driver’s article.
Proper Mirror Adjustment Video:
Posted by alpaul on October 20, 2014