Sunday, April 15, 2018

Finishing a bookcase and a building a door

Nathan finished the other bookcase this past week. He put the edging on, stained it, and applied polyurethane to the entire structure. That bookcase is now ready for use.


This picture taken by Faith shows the work in progress. The edging is on but not stained.

Nathan also put a door closure on the door to the building. This was especially important as the winds were howling this week. But it is spring in southern Idaho so no surprise.

In addition, Nathan also built a door for our trailer to give access to an area in the kitchen that was hard to reach. The door turned out beautiful.


This photo also taken by Faith shows the door before it was stained.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Another bookcase

Last week at Eastside Baptist Church, Nathan focused on building a bookcase for one of the other pastors at Eastside. This time around though, Nathan stained the wood prior to building it making the work easier.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hesperus Camp 2018

The last week of March was spent at Hesperus Camp in Colorado working on drywall. There had been some water damage above the showers in two of the lodge rooms, in the storage area of the dining hall, and on the ceiling in the conference room. In addition, the drywall needed to be repaired in the office and a hole fixed in one of the cabins.

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A leaky pipe in the room above caused a problem in this bathroom.

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It is now fixed.

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Same problem again….

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Same fix

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The conference room ceiling had a small problem

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A little paint and it will be unnoticeable.

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The problem was pretty obvious in the dining hall.

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Big improvement

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The office area did not have damage, it had just never been finished after a remodel. It now looks pretty good.

It was a good week especially since we were able to spend time with those we have grown to love over the last few years.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The office is finished

This past week, Nathan wrapped up the work in the Pastor’s study and conference room at Eastside Baptist Church. He stained the trim and got it all up. He clear-coated everything including the bookshelves. The pastor is now free to move into his new office. He has already started to fill the bookshelves with his books. To say he is excited is a bit of an understatement. He will finally have a functional office again rather than parts of the ceiling on his desk.

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Nathan putting up trim.

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Touching up paint.

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Clear-coating the bottom shelves. He was on the ground a lot this past week.

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This window trim is made from oak and gorgeous. 

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Finished study

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Finished bookshelves.

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This is the picture the pastor sent us on Sunday. You gotta love it!

We are currently spending a week working at Hesperus Camp in Hesperus, Colorado. When we return to Twin Falls next week, we will be focusing on other parts of the building still needing work. There will also be a bookcase built for another pastor. It will not be nearly this big though.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bookcase and doors

This past week, the majority of the time at Eastside was spent staining the bookcase. This took way more time than anticipated. The rest of the time was spent trimming doors in the study and office.

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Note to self, stain and then put the bookcase together.

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Look at the door trim. Please ignore the mess.

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The door to the study is a pocket door.

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The trim around this exterior door was pretty although it is hard to see in this picture.

The next part of the project will be clear coating and it will take a while.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

This week at Eastside

This past week at Eastside Baptist Church, Nathan focused on the working on the pastor’s bookshelves. He is in the process of finishing the bookcases. He has sanded in preparation for stain.

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The other focus was on a cross for the sanctuary. Nathan built the cross out of oak, lightly sanded and stained the cross. It was hung this week as well.

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In place.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One way to make a pastor happy

Nathan had a project this month at Eastside Baptist Church that made the pastor very happy. He built bookcases for the pastor’s study. The pastor was like a kid at Christmas. And Nathan still has more to build.

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