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07-09-09, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Kevin Stevens

more on doors

by plain oak, I meant simple design, kind of shaker like..fancy arch tops etc are also available. the finish was satin clear...most commercial finishes are Nitrocellulose lacquer, which dries very...
07-02-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,212
Posted By Kevin Stevens

Try searching "cabinet reacing"

I recently got a couple doors from Walzcraft in WI, for a client of mine here in colorado. Two 23 x 16 plain oak doors $125

There may be cheaper options out there but these look great and, have a...
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Views: 8,792
Posted By Kevin Stevens

2 x rims

Depending on how the deck is supported, Double rims are often the load bearing "beam". If the joists are sitting on a true "beam" then single rims are typical.

having the decking overhang the rim...
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Views: 829
Posted By Kevin Stevens

joining edges

the standard method is to cut a "v" notch in the vertical part that lines up with the horizontal part. the end of the horizonal part then has a matching "v" point, that fits into the notch. This in...
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Views: 4,165
Posted By Kevin Stevens

moss preservation

When working on my masters degree in Botany, I studied Moss, there are two standard methods to preserve. Wet ...In which the moss is put in a small bottle of special presevative. And the Dry...
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Views: 2,344
Posted By Kevin Stevens

Instead of Dados

a few years back I built a double set of 8' high 4' wide and instead of routing I cut extra pieces of MDF and used them as supports on the sides and back to hold the shelves...this made the sides +...
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Views: 6,363
Posted By Kevin Stevens

floor poly

The thin to win is ....applied thin....not thined with thinner. I use a quality natural bristle 3" brursh (be carefull of first brush use as it might shed a bristle or two) I have found that lots...
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Views: 36,785
Posted By Kevin Stevens

flush fascia

as a Fan of my 650 sqft of Ipe...I feel your pain on the trex. One issue that I often have to deal with when the facia in flush with the top of the decking is...that debris gets in there and starts...
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Views: 5,349
Posted By Kevin Stevens

Stairs are the true art!

Stair installation is the some of the trickiest carpenrty arround..in addtion to the "code requiremnets" of depth, height, tread overhang, railing spacing, handrail returns, goosnecks etc....lots of...
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Views: 22,839
Posted By Kevin Stevens

installation direction

My guess for why they want you to install parallel with the light source is to make it look better...most laminates are pretty cheezy in my book, and the line between each piece is the ugliest part. ...
06-22-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,507
Posted By Kevin Stevens

granite

in number 1 your second guess...two layers of ply on top of each other...screwed and glued. Yes it will raise the counter 1 1/2" but when I design kitchens with overhangs I calculate this up...
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Views: 6,363
Posted By Kevin Stevens

been there done that

had some bubble issues when I did my floor about 17 years ago with the minwax floor poly...I use Varthane Diamond now...seems to go down smoother...and thin to win
06-19-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,507
Posted By Kevin Stevens

support

I have seen this done differnet ways...easy to hard

easy #1 double layer of 3/4" ply just short of your built up edge, can be edge banded in matching hardwood if your built up edge is small.
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Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Kevin Stevens

door decon.

Back in the good ole days doors were built with deep tenons connecting the rails and styles, chances are high that these are built this way. There is no easy way to "unglue" the joint, plannng the...
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Posted By Kevin Stevens

replanking

I replanked my deck 12 years ago with Ipe, there were a number of joists that were questionable so I replaced them...about 1/3 of them. ipe will last near forever so I wanted to make sure the rest...
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Posted By Kevin Stevens

side by side is stronger

mounting the "beams" together as a single beam is stronger but not by too much. In filling the space between the beams with a piece of 4x4 will give you the same type of resistance to twist that the...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,300
Posted By Kevin Stevens

hand work

before you moan and groan about doing the whole floor...test an area in the corner somewhere...the mop was tooooo gentle. this will require getting down on your hands and knees with a gentle...
06-18-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,317
Posted By Kevin Stevens

do it right

sanding tile is probablly not going to work, the glaze is very hard...thats why is lasts so long. Also soap residues and such may limit the bonding of the thinset. It might be possible to lay some...
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Views: 2,300
Posted By Kevin Stevens

Have you tried cleaning it with some paint...

Have you tried cleaning it with some paint thinner?...sometimes a little elbow grease is all it takes.
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Posted By Kevin Stevens

no subfloor?

Sounds a bit like my brothers house in Denver also built in '22 or '25. He has oak hardwood in the living and dining and clear vertical fir in the room off the kitchen (former parlor?) The oak was...
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Posted By Kevin Stevens

bummer beam eh?

Looks like your house has settled a bit but not the big beam. Pergo like most laminates is a floating floor, and a lot are laid over a very thin foam backer...it comes in rolls like roofing felt,...
06-16-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By Kevin Stevens

flooring direction

it seems that 1 1/8" thick existing ply floor should be fine, if you can run the bamboo planks perpendicular to the 4 x 6 this will give you some added stiffness....

if the mastc is not to uneven...
06-16-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Kevin Stevens

Big box or mom and pop?

You can feed the corporate world, or help small business owners. Ya, the tile at HD might be 50 cents cheaper, but the service you will receive from a "Mom and Pop" kind of store will make up for...
06-16-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,100
Posted By Kevin Stevens

try better magnets

There are a number of more robust magnet / cabinet closures out there...one style that I have found to be very effective is one that has a magnet that sits between two small metal plates this is in a...
06-14-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By Kevin Stevens

tile weight

should not be too much of a problem, the particle board is pretty good in compressive loads (which this is) shear load like in shelving not so good. A box of 3/8" granite tile (10 pieces) is about...
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