Handyman Thoennes in Glen Ellyn IL

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Who’s this and what specifically does he do?

Click on this link to see pictures of my projects, fixes and build outs, read about me, and about what a Handyman does. See a list of items I can take care of for you. How many of these are on your honey-do list?…

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Tile leaks no more, & drains better

“There is a steady leak through the ceiling onto the furnace surround every time I take a shower.” This repair had me a little concerned being that this location was immediately above the furnace and the duct work was hiding…

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Stained-glass, design, build and ship.

The Farr family of San Antonio, Texas, wanted me to design and build stained-glass panels for their winding staircase. Color in the landscape in a desert environment is beautiful, stunning and remarkable so I wanted the design to reflect that…

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Mission Coat Tree for good friend and client.

This is the basic coat tree, that I am using as a basis for a longer version (4-hooks) and 42″ long for a long-time client and longer-time friend. I’ll post the final soon. I’ll also get around to photographing the…

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…part II (after)

Here’s the stone after I’d cleaned it up. It was only a few hours with my stone-tipped rotary tool, some finesse, and some careful caulking. The homeowner was so thrilled when he got home from work that he came to…

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More than Painting, Part II

When doing the prep work on this prairie-style 1950’s ranch in Glen Ellyn, I see careless caulking and paint spatters and gaps. Since this was Elmhurst stone — which is all quarried out now — and it was a reflection…

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More than painting

Damaged, rotting and poorly repaired sub-fascia and soffit boards needed more than just painting. I removed the damaged boards, milled cedar tongue and groove replacement boards in my wood shop that matched the original 1950’s construction, and rebuilt the soffit….

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Real Estate rebuild

A circa 1950’s residence, lost in time for the last 64 years, was in need of some low-budget renovation and upgrading. Removing very old asbestos-laden pink, linoleum tile and replacing it with modern ceramic tile was first on the list.

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Project: Basement Build Out

Photos show custom shelving and the near-finished build out of a basement in St. Joseph, Michigan. The budget-based shelves were designed built from scratch to house fabric sample books. The hidden storage behind is not shown. Electrical fixture locations were…

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Pilot Fuel

Texas airport diner serves up pilot fuel

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