Photo Gallery

Photos from the collection of the Fischer Family

It seems we're always working on a project around the house.  For some of the bigger one's, we've created some "photo timelines" or mini-blogs of the project as it progresses.  It's fun for us to look back after the project is complete and see how it came together. 

Browse through the albums below to check out some of these projects or click here for a large list of projects we've done, and some we still have planned.


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New Patio Door (2009)


Installing a new patio door.

12 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2009

Kid's Garage and Workshop (2008)


A small project to make a place to park the kid's Power Wheel's jeep outside becomes a larger one to create a true kid's "garage and workshop"!

26 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2008

William's Playground (2006)


In early August 2006, we built a playground for William. As usual, we took some pictures along the way.

22 files, last one added on Aug 05, 2006

Building Our Deck (2005)


In 2005 we demolished our old deck and replaced it with a new, larger one. Follow along with our "deck blog" written at the time and see how it was done!

30 files, last one added on Mar 30, 2008

New Railings (2004)


In February-March 2004 we replacing our wrought-iron stair railings, which were pretty dated looking, with new oak railings.

17 files, last one added on Mar 30, 2008

Building Our Shed (2003)


In July-August 2003, we added a storage shed to our back yard in order to free up some space in the garage and park the John Deere lawn tractor in.

26 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2008

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Random files - Projects
Window!William was worried when we covered up his window with sheathing, but was happy again once we cut it back out.
Completed DeckCompleted deck, post-past-inspection!
Completed rails after finishingThe view from the entry foyer. Here, you can also see the new oak railing leading downstairs. Since this picture was taken, we have replaced the carpeting you see here with new as well.
Completed rails after finishingThe finished view, from the top! We used a Minwax stain finish, which matched the color of our floors and related trim. Then we installed three coats of Minwax rub-on polyurethane. This was the first time we used rub-on poly, and we loved it. It was a joy to work with, especially with so many hard-to-reach surfaces to cover.