Monthly Archives: August 2012

Grab bag.

Here’s a collection of some images…

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Insulation between the floors

The way the floor joist pocketed into the brick, there is access to the center of the outside wall which can be drafty, and airflow – as we all know – is the killer of an energy efficient house. I … Continue reading

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Slapping on the paint.

It’s been great having Walt paint, besides Walt being good at it, there was plenty for me to do. Here he is in action…

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Thanks Jack…

I’ve known Jack since the late 80’s, he’s amazingly generous and one heck of a fine woodworker with a crazy cool shop and living space. He visited one day and without asking took with him the broken spindle that was … Continue reading

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Bringing back the Seventies…

At some point the front bedroom walls revealed their past colors, some were stunningly vibrant. Of course I couldn’t just hide this with another obscuring layer of paint… sooo… time to breakout the sander! Like the electrical work in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Finishing the woodwork, Part two

After the shellac coat and the touch-up process, we did the next and last step ending up with my favorite finish for natural woodwork. It’s simply a very thin coat of varnish applied over the shellac with a cotton rag … Continue reading

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Finishing the woodwork, part one

Stripping the woodwork was intense but well worth it. The original finish being Shellac really helped out the process of stripping and refinishing. I brushed on a sprayable methylene chloride stripper (lays on more evenly than paste strippers), then clean … Continue reading

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