Remodeling a family cottage #4: Window casings and LED lighting

Blog entry by Craftsman on the Lake posted 08-08-2013 09:25 PM 4529 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, it’s been awhile. I got all the oak planed and jointed and made all the window sills and casings and got them installed. I also installed the oak facing on the underside of the header from the load bearing wall I tore down a ways back.

I installed some LED light strips on both sides of the header. They have an RF controller so that I can change colors, flash, strobe, blend, dim, etc. The power supply sits in a cavity on the wall where all the internet stuff resides. this will be enclosed by a cover and the 60” LED TV (reward for finishing this) will be in front of the whole thing.

The lights are mounted above the header in a pocket behind the top molding.

A view from the other side

A close up of the header molding. It’s just one ogee on top of another.

The 60 watt power supply (top with holes in it), the controller (in my hand) and the receiver (small white box about the size of a stick of gum on the right) The rest is modem, router, etc.


-- Tryin'

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posted 08-09-2013 07:45 PM

It looks very good Craftsman. I just finished bathtub surround (actually the tear out work) new insulation, and cover up prior to waterproof membrane, got the new window installed yesterday and over did working in 100+ degree weather and I am paying for it today. I wanted to get it finished before my 70th birthday next month, but if I do this again, I might not make it ;>)


-- John

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posted 08-27-2013 12:06 AM

I’m 58 and sweatin’ it. You’re doing well at 70 my man….

-- Tryin'

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posted 09-02-2013 03:16 PM

Very nice project : ) Bet you can’t wait to sit down in front of that big screen and relax !

-- "I've got an hour glass figure , but , it's later than you think"! _Minnie Pearl

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posted 09-04-2013 06:38 AM

I have just completed my home remodeling with lack of patience,my friend is an civil engineer and he gave me the idea for remodeling my home.

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posted 03-24-2016 04:29 AM

This is an amazing concept. Using the window casings and LED lighting are very much effective to enhance the ambiance inside a room. man buns I am so glad to see this post on this blog. Keep sharing such interesting posts!

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