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01-29-21, 02:45 PM
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Posted By dmestan

Thanks. I was thinking a brown stain to lose to...

Thanks. I was thinking a brown stain to lose to orange.

Painting the back sounds like the easiest change to make. Of course id have to fill the oak grain.
01-28-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dmestan

If I were to just paint the back of the bookcase,...

If I were to just paint the back of the bookcase, should I also paint the sides or leave them stained?

Another thought, what about a light sanding then applying a gel stain to change the color. ...
01-28-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dmestan

That might be an option. The room is dark at...

That might be an option. The room is dark at night and painting the back might help brighten it up. There is a can light on either side of the fireplace, but they do not provide much light in the...
01-28-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dmestan

Yep thanks, I know about the correct paint for...

Yep thanks, I know about the correct paint for shelves.

Regarding the fan, not sure what to do with it. We could replace it, but I don't want to eliminate it. As far as centering, i think it's...
01-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By dmestan

What to do with wood bookcase and ceiling

Hi all,
We have a den with a vaulted ceiling. It has a stone fireplace with 80s oak bookcases on either side. I'd like to paint the bookcases an off-white color to match the cabinets in the...
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Views: 1,896
Posted By dmestan

Manden, are you suggesting cans betweent the...

Manden, are you suggesting cans betweent the collar ties? That is an interesting idea, not sure how much space is in between them. Might only be 3 1/2".

Don
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Views: 1,896
Posted By dmestan

Dane, Yes the ridge has a chase with conduit...

Dane,
Yes the ridge has a chase with conduit inside. Conduit source is in the attic not visible in the photos. When first planning this project I thought about placing hanging/pendant lights on...
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Views: 1,896
Posted By dmestan

Pete - yes the collar ties are just 2 2x6 on...

Pete - yes the collar ties are just 2 2x6 on either side of the roof beams (not visible - hidden by the T&G cedar).
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Views: 1,896
Posted By dmestan

Lighting for sunroom

Hi all,
We have a 14x14 sun room with vaulted ceiling. It gets plenty of light during the day but at night all we have is a light kit on ceiling fan. We'd like additional lighting for reading and...
11-30-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,794
Posted By dmestan

I'll try laying it down to se if it flattens out....

I'll try laying it down to se if it flattens out. If not I'll dump it and get the hardiebacker. Probably can't return it - I've had this stuff in the garage for 5 years.
11-30-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,794
Posted By dmestan

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think that I may...

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think that I may have issues with the thinset squeezing out as I force the board down.

Since I'm buying new, would I be better of with hardiebacker rather than...
11-29-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,794
Posted By dmestan

Warped backer board

Hi,
I'm installing porcelain floor tile in a small bathroom. I have some 1/4" CBU left over from a project from several years ago that has been stored upright in the garage. The weight of other...
11-22-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By dmestan

Tub/shower tile

Hi,
I'm, remodeling a small bathroom (7x8) and have some questions regarding the tile to use for the tub surround:
1) What is the most common size/trend for wall tile - 6", 12", or some pattern...
10-26-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By dmestan

Toilet flange

I'm in the process of a bathroom remodel. The toilet flange is cast iron, I'm guessing original from mid 60's. I notice some rust on the flange but it appears to be solid. Anything I need to be...
08-25-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By dmestan

Insulating garage ceiling

While doing some work in the garage I discovered that the ceiling is not insulated and there is a finished room above. I've ripped out the drywall from the ceiling and I'm ready to insulate. The...
05-21-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By dmestan

Anyone?

Does anyone have comments/suggestions here? My questions are related to the design of the bathroom, not how-to questions. This is the reason I initially posted on the design forum, but it got moved...
05-12-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By dmestan

master bath design

I'd like to remodel our master bath and have many questions regarding the design and materials. The last time it was remodeled was in the late 80's.

The room is long and narrow. As you walk in...
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Views: 2,801
Posted By dmestan

Well, the last time I tried it did not even start...

Well, the last time I tried it did not even start for the few seconds - turns but doesn't fire. So I had the service center come to tow it. Before they took it I tried one more time, same thing. ...
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Views: 2,801
Posted By dmestan

98 Grand Prix GTP won't start

70,000 miles, never had a problem. I was out this morning, started and ran just fine. Got back in a few hours later to go out, when I turned the key my hand slipped (guess I didn't hold it long...
04-02-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By dmestan

I'm in the same boat - getting ready to paing...

I'm in the same boat - getting ready to paing some new bookcases.

From what I've read the best solution is oil based paint, which I do not want to use. For a latex based solution, I've seen the...
Replies: 15
Views: 43,261
Posted By dmestan

One more question before I start the project this...

One more question before I start the project this weekend -

The shelves (adjustable) will be about 41" wide. I was planning on adding a 1x2 poplar nosing to prevent sagging. At this length,...
Replies: 15
Views: 43,261
Posted By dmestan

Yeah, I have a HF store near me, but I'm a little...

Yeah, I have a HF store near me, but I'm a little cautious of the quality I'll get. Seems that the $20 nailer does not have depth adjustment and you need to use an allen wrench to open it for...
Replies: 15
Views: 43,261
Posted By dmestan

Thanks again XSleeper. So 18ga brads are good...

Thanks again XSleeper. So 18ga brads are good enough for the box? Are brads also suitable for misc trim work? (I want to get some use out of it after the bookcase project if done.) I was thinking...
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By dmestan

using biscuits

I bought a cheapo biscuit cutter from HF tools, wondering if I got what I paid for. I've never worked with biscuits before, but the biscuits are pretty sloopy in the kerf the cutter made. Should...
Replies: 15
Views: 43,261
Posted By dmestan

Thanks guys. So you recommend gluing the face...

Thanks guys. So you recommend gluing the face frames to the box? I was just going to nail w/o glue.

For the ply boxes, glue and 1 1/2 brads are OK? I was also thinking of a few screws since I...
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