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That old house #10: The End - (I think)

Blog entry by BillyJ posted 01-07-2013 04:19 PM 1955 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was completed in early December, but still had a punch-list to finish off (touch up painting, 3rd screws in hinges, etc.). Overall, everything on this job went well. I can’t say I am sorry that I took it on, as I learned a LOT in this never-ending ordeal. When I was working on that list last night, she handed me her “list” of things she thought were missing. She was 100% correct – they were all missing because every item was new to the project. I told her I would get to it.

Here are a couple of pictures of the project.

In the picture above, the two doors on the bottom rail of the basement door are for the cats. The doors are functional, and have little knobs on them. That is the one feature she points out to everyone.

If you look at the sink, you’ll notice it is flush with the counter. This is the first time I’ve heard of someone wanting a farmer’s sink flush. Everyone who dealt with installing the counter had never had that request before, but everything went well. I attribute that to the digital layout of the counter. It was cut exactly to the computer layout.

I’ll post a few more pictures this week showing some of the “extras” that made their way into the project, along with some editorial comments on building materials used.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.



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posted 01-07-2013 04:25 PM

Nice job Billy. How about coming over and putting up my ceiling in the shop? Its only 28 sheets of 5/8 fire code sheet rock on 10 foot ceilings. :~)

-- Just another day in paradise

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posted 01-07-2013 05:02 PM

Thanks.

No problem, Bob. I have a great lift that I use all the time, I’ll bring it with me. Only one thing, what’s the temp? As long as there is no snow, lots of sun, and temps in the 60s – I’m in. When do you want to start :)

Oh, btw, can we finish before the next snow-fall around here?

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 01-08-2013 02:21 AM

this is gorgeous
Love the cat door!

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 01-08-2013 11:38 PM

Billy – That’s the Sistene Chapel of small kitchens. Beautiful job my friend. Just beautiful.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 01-11-2013 02:29 AM

Thanks Debbie. It’s funny about the cat door. She also has two dogs – the last one to be added is a hound. Unlike his buddy, the hound has a difficult time with the cats (has yet to learn they’ve been there a lot longer). Anyway, numerous times I’ve been walking up the stairs just to find his head sticking through the door. Unfortunately, I never a camera on hand. It is perhaps the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

Mark – honest – it looks good when viewed from Texas. But no, I won’t point out the errors. Sistine Chapel, hardly. However, thank you for the complement and kind words. Speaking of the Sistine – I’ve always wanted to construct a dome in a house. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that some day. It’s on my bucket list.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 01-11-2013 09:31 AM

haha discrimination … poor puppy hehe

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 01-14-2013 03:08 AM

Finally got a picture of the pup trying to squeeze through the cat doors. Unfortunately, all I had was my cell phone, so forgive the grainy pic.

Anytime someone goes downstairs, he’ll stick his head through the cat doors and watch for felines.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 01-14-2013 10:06 AM

hahah that is hilarious!!

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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posted 01-16-2013 05:50 AM

Oh Man – Billy that is way too cool! Well a little creepy looking too.

Anyhow – I found the flaw you were talking about. The can light above the stove is 1/64th of an inch too far to the left. How can you make such a blunder?

Well – at least you can spell better than me and you know how to make a dome. I have GOT to see that. That will be a grand sight my friend and I’m sure you could pull it off.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 01-16-2013 07:41 PM

I found another flaw. I think there is a paint drip the size of a pin head next to the arch…..........Nope, dust speck on my glasses….............

I love that dog pic! They always have to get in everyones’ business…..
I’ve done a half dome years ago in an entryway….can’t even remember how I did it. I was pretty green then. I would probably laugh now at how I did it then.
A ceiling challenge I would like is a groin vault. That would be awesome when it was finished.

-- The difference between a pro and an amateur, an amateur points out his mistakes

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