Friday, January 30, 2009


We had to pick shingles from a picture. I just couldn't do it so I found out where in the area they were. I drove to the place and picked them from a sample board. If you had to pick from a picture taken from the manufactures web site, what one would you pick.

Dual Black

Antique Black

Shingle Poll

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wrap up work.

OK, it's been a few days since I posted. There has been more important things happening then this house.

This might be the most I type in any post, so here is what has happen over the last few days.

Lots of little wrap up things are getting done. Interior framing, roof, stairs, pony walls and other stuff. Windows were delivered and installed. Water and gas lines ditches are dug. Plumber and cabinet guy were out. Roofing was delivered today. I'm sure there is much more, things are moving fast.


Like most home haunters, right after Halloween I'm already planning and preparing for the following year.

To better prepare myself, I'm continuously surfing the Internet for new ideas from other home haunters, professional haunted houses, and distributors who sell Halloween props.

Two years ago, I came across this very unique web site
Beyond the Grave Productions Brian Lashchuk (Owner) specializes in creating realistic life size zombie and vampire professional-quality prop characters.

Each character is highly detailed with latex pieces and real clothing costuming. Each prop comes with it's own base, but because the support structure is hidden within the prop, it gives the illusion that the body is freestanding. You can drive rebar into the desired location outside and slide the legs over the rebar, the prop will look as if it is actually standing on the ground by itself.

The other really cool thing with these props are the custom-fabricated joints, which allow the arms to be posed in various positions at both the shoulders and elbows. By tightening these joints, they can be locked in any desired position. The upper body separates from the legs for easier handling, shipping, and storage or even half size bodies climbing out of the ground. Furthermore, the torso can pivot from side-to-side at the waist, which also allows for different poses.

Everyone who visited my home haunt this year were totally freaked out how realistic my zombie props looked standing under their Zombie Crossing Sign on my street. The detail in the masks, hands and clothing were next to none.
I would highly recommend Brian Lashchuk's ghoulish creations to any home haunter; futhermore, he even does custom orders.

Beyond The Grave Production will be at Transworld Haunted Convention from March 27-29, 2009 St. Louis, MO in booth 604 HauntShow go check out Brian's work, you won't be disappointed.

Monday, January 26, 2009



The Thornhill Woods Haunted House would like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit our home haunt during the last two weeks of October 2008 and contribute to the Sick Kids Foundation Sick Kids

We raised $3,200.00 in cash donations and had more then 2,300 trick-o-treaters on Halloween Night, it was our best year ever.

We can't thank our family and friends enough for all their help and support with the set up and tear down of our display.

Also, a big thank you to all our sponsors who helped support our yearly event and all those who stopped by to make a donation.

In 2009, don't fear the darkness, but what lies with in it at the Thornhill Woods Haunted House.

Lot of things getting done.

Dirt work, power and almost done with the roof.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello Neighbors

Think they will throw a block party for us?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pictures I take when no one is around.

I have taken hundreds of pictures of how the house is being put together. Years from now I might need them.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Over a foot of snow that stuck around 20 days, three inches of rain in a day and now fog. What's next, locust?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Missed a day.

Missed a day at the job site. We had a water leak under cement at our house and I had to watch my brother-in-law fix it...... I know there is another post that says Thanks Paul but once again...Thanks Paul.

Janette took a few pictures with her cell phone. Looks like a lot happen in a day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trusses Everywhere

Trusses are on the roof... on the floors.....Oh, and on the ground. Lots of trusses.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Goat - Found on job site.

Will the owner of the goat please come get it.
Garage and interior walls are up, trusses are being delivered tomorrow.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Outside Walls - Next Day

More walls up today, and more scheduled for Monday. Trusses should be delivered on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Outside Walls

First floor walls are going up and the back filling in the garage and front of the house is done.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And the builder is....

Dave the builder has his new logo ready to go. Figured I would give him credit for all the work he's done on our house. One day soon, maybe I'll be linking a web site to his logo.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Walking around in the house.

Look what we can walk around on now.

Side note: Our hard wood floor we picked out got sold out from under us. (ha) Thought we lost a great deal. New shipment came in and we're back on with the floor we wanted.