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How to help Norman family complete their dream home

John Norman was building his family's dream home in Woodinville when he died in a tractor accident. (


Family friend Mike Barter and John’s wife Breanna Norman compiled the following list of supplies still needed to finish the 1,000 sf house. Their current priority is drywall, both materials and experienced volunteers to help install.

Contact Mike Barter with supply donations or volunteer info: Please ‘CC and submit monetary donations here.

In addition to supplies, John’s house could use volunteers knowledgeable in: Dry wall, tile setting, flooring, an electrician standing by for consultation/possible volunteer work, and a certified septic tank installer.

“Let’s get it done before Father’s Day,” says Don.

Septic system:

1 1500 gal 2 compartment septic tank

1 1500 gal pump tank

pump timer SJE Rhombus (or equal)

(we have all pipe material and the pump)

Installer and labor to be determined


54 sheets 1/2″ 4’x12′ Textured finish

30 sheets 5/8: 4’x12′

4 sheets 1/2″ 4×8 green

8 sheets 5/8″ 4×8 green

Taping mud, tape, corners, screws

Ext paint:

Amounts and colors to determined. Some is done now.

Int paint:

same and PVA


aluminum, green, continuous, and downspouts

Gravel to finish driveway (can be reclaimed blacktop)

Concrete for back patio and side walkway (7-9 yards)

Plumbing Trim:

1 lav w/faucet

1 toilet

2 shower heads (have valve trims)

1 add-on temp reg valve at hot water to tub (existing valve does not meet code)
laundry tub


Need one bath vanity Width 35″ max.

built-in cabinet/dresser in B. R.

util. room cabinet and shelves

(Have all other cabinets)

Interior Doors:

Bath: 2’4″ LH, 2’4″ pocket door, 2’6″ LH

Bed room: 2’6′ RH

Bedroom closet 2’6′ RH

Coat closet 2’6′ RH

Pantry 2’6″ RH

Swing determined hinge side door swinging to you.
prefer wood panel doors, or shaker style, fir, alder, pine, other (not oak)

also garage to util 3’0″ RH (not fire rated) white oak

util rm 2’6″ LH white

Electric Trim:

24″ vanity

30- 34″ vanity

Ceiling fan (Hampton Bay ‘Lynhurst” SKU 795 904) Home Depot

11 wh/wh IC 22 Juno can trims

1 shower trim (Water proof) Juno

8 up-down lights for vaulted pine T&G living room ceiling

2 spots for frpl face (shadow effect)

2 bathroom ceiling mounts, 1 small, 1 large

3 ceiling mounts covered patio area

2 garage front, 1 garage dbl flood w/motion

Int. Hardware:

Door knobs, Cabinet pulls, towel bars, T. P. , door stops

Sliding door handle for Anderson door (match existing?)

Door & window trim (pine)

Baseboard trim (hardwood floors are clear coated Hickory)

Handrails, Ext:

entry porch and stairs


deck above garage



Front entry way stairs

Deck Coating:

Waterproof membrane Approx 80 sq. ft.


Base 300′ lin. 1×3 pine

Casing 6 doors and 8 windows

Screens, window:

will have to built to fit


Need gas dryer

Washing machine

Garbage disposal

Hot Water tank gas 40 gal.

(already have all kitchen appl.)

Shower door:

2’0″ or 2’2″ glass


2 (1) 24″ (1) less than 36″

Tile Prep:

35 sheets ½” (3’x5′) Hardy Backer Board

2 rolls 30 lb felt paper

1 ½” Roofing nails (20 lbs)

Tile Finish:

Colors and amounts to be determined


Grout sealer

Fireplace slate:

100 sq ft Blue Roan 1″ (originally purchased existing from Clearview Nursery & Stone)

Kitchen Counter tops & backsplash:

¾” Plywood

Granite tiles


Grout sealer

Breakfast Bar counter top


John Norman was building his family’s dream home in Woodinville when he died in a tractor accident last week.

Family and friends of the 31-year-old man are now banding together to complete the home before Norman’s baby girl is born in September.

Family friend Mike Barter tells the Ron and Don Show that Norman had framed up a beautiful home, but it still needs some of the major systems installed and the detail work done.

The Ron and Don Show is hoping to raise enough funds through online donations to help buy the group materials like tile, appliances, lighting fixtures.

Besides construction supplies, friends are hoping to buy things like diapers and clothes for the daughter, Cadence, he leaves behind. Not only that, but the Norman’s will need newborn clothing and diapers for when baby Abigail arrives this fall.

Those items are being accepted through the Kirkland Eagles Club.

Thank you all for your help!

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