Blog Entries Tagged Building

Here's a list of all 13 blog entries tagged Building here at derek.broox.com. I've also got 386 other things related to Building.

  • Brooks' Dead End Ranch posted - 3 comments

    After 6+ years of wanting to move out of the suburban house that I bought when I was 24 years old, Kari and I finally found a new home to move into. We must've looked at/walked through 100 potential houses or lots (no exaggeration) over the years, but our picky asses could never find one we liked. Our top 3 priorities were pretty simple: a ranch home, within 5 miles of downtown, and garage space for 3+ cars and a workshop. Our other top priorities were: an open floor plan for entertaining, walk out basement, back yard privacy, an office near main living areas, 3 bedrooms, full master bath, full guest bath, a powder room, and to be near bike trails. Our "nice-to-haves" were: something unique and awesome with garage/shed space in the back yard for hanging out, yard space and windows on the south side for gardens, hops, and herbs, a back yard/porch on the north east side for shady afternoons, and a front yard on south west side to melt the driveway in the winter... read more

  • The Bar is Done posted - 4 comments

    And we broke it in. That's right, 6 months later and I finally finished the the basement bar project. There are still a couple accessories to add: lighting, stemware rack, stools, and a shoe rail. But finally the bar's in a completely usable state and I can forget about it for a minute. before after The party went pretty well... read more

  • Projects completed in 2007: 1/6 posted - 3 comments

    Why do I do this to myself... I always get excited about too many things at once and try to take it all on. So a couple months ago I started a book display for Kari. She had been wanting this one for her classroom that cost like $250, but I said we could easily build it for $50... So I did... read more

  • CR, Busyness, LAIM, and Larry posted - 6 comments

    Man, busy times... as usual. Work has been insane lately, slightly annoying, but good... and insane. Outside of work has also been pretty nuts... read more

  • Sushi, Dogs, and Beer posted - 2 comments

    As if I even have to say it... Dog parties are stupid. Kari had this brilliant idea to have a dog party at our house for Ninja's 2nd birthday. I originally didn't like it for a few reasons, one being that it ties us a lot closer to being parents than I'm really comfortable with. But also, wtf? read more

  • Shelves and 515 Alive posted - 1 comment

    My shelves are (mostly) done (again)!!! Haha. So yeah... Thursday, Rico and I finished spraying the shelves in my office - well, Rico did anyway. I just built the big ol tent and let the pro finish the work... read more

  • Webcam + Project Insanity posted - 3 comments

    So I finally hooked my webcam back up, ha. I'm not really sure why I have a webcam... except for the fact that watching me work is crazy-insane (or insane-crazy?). Besides that, things seriously are insane. I'm finishing my bookshelves, finishing the kegerator, getting ready for 515 Alive, doing Heelys demos, getting the house ready for a party Kari is hosting, entertaining guests, getting ready for my b-day, getting ready for Lollapalooza, etc... read more

  • Bookshelves and Mustaches posted - 3 comments

    Man, this weekend was super nice. Finally I got to put a couple of my best Christmas gifts to good use - the compound miter saw from Jeff, and a couple hundred in Menards gift cards from my parents. Rico came over Thursday night we cut up the wall, wired in a switch, and did some planning. Then Friday we turned my garage into a shop and built the first section. Saturday the 2nd section, and Sunday we had everything boxed in... read more

  • pwn teh shedz0r!!!11 posted - 3 comments

    A lot of you know that I've been building a shed in my back yard. It's my first building so I was a bit nervous... luckily I have mad building skillz, haha. So I downloaded the "Californian" plans from just-sheds.com and built a sweet shed. There's not much to say about it except that I definitely learned a lot... read more

  • Pocket Bike, Shed, Art, etc posted - 3 comments

    This weekend was different. Mainly because I had nothing to do, and even more mainly because Kari was out of town. What do you do when you have no plans and no girlfriend? You hang out with your single buddies. But then most of my single friends were out of town - Weak... read more

  • I'm still a Nerd (with mad building skills) posted - 6 comments

    Yeah so I haven't really written in a couple weeks - things have been crazy. Everyone's birthday is now so a lot of partying has been done. And outside of partying I've been working on the shed. I'm sort of getting tired of building it. Stupid shed... read more

  • Bloody Sheds and Cars posted - 2 comments

    Oh man, this weekend was pretty awesome for getting things done. My car has been running like hell lately, it's been really annoying. But Saturday I met this dude named TJ, who is 21 and has already owned 7 eclipses, helped me fix my car. He knows his stuff. His car is insane, he's getting under 12 second runs in his 92 eclipse... read more

  • Thanksgiving, etc posted - 12 comments

    I lead a boring life lately, it makes me sad. But soon I will step back into thy sweetness. Sweetness = money + Denver + Christmas + New Years + snowboarding - Boredom. Thanksgiving wasn't that cool... Kari and I went back to Marion to eat with her family... read more