The House That Jack Built – I Am An Island

Island corner was extended to reinforce the spliced corner

The hub of our great room, the island counter needed a modification.

The island counter was a conventional bottom corner cabinet (the corner was cut at a 45 degree angle) before we squared it out.

Island installation complete

The counter top is a two piece unit joined at the corner.  Squaring up the cabinet added eight more inches of support under the seamed counter top.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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