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Smath74
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7/14/2014 7:46:58 PM

wdprice3
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where do you guys get your high quality lumber for interior/furniture/etc. projects?

7/14/2014 9:11:07 PM

Bobby Light
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most any good lumber yard should have what you need.

7/14/2014 10:52:54 PM

slaptit
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The big boxes will almost always carry poplar and red oak, and in some places they'll carry maple, but you won't find stock thicker than 3/4". If you're looking for different species and/or thicknesses greater than 3/4", then you're heading to a lumberyard. Most of them offer milling services for a fee if you don't have a jointer/planer.

You could also ask a local cabinetmaker if they'd be willing to sell some of their stock.

7/14/2014 11:18:18 PM

Fry
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any recommended lumber yards in rtp?

7/15/2014 12:03:22 AM

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Built some shelving for my folks' lake house garage. They have a little alcove that they wanted to extend and cover up, so I built 8' x 3' shelves and added a little plywood flap that can flip down to cover up all the junk stored underneath. Turned out pretty well, I think...



Also built yet another set of cornhole boards for a friend, thought they looked pretty good...

7/15/2014 1:45:01 PM

slaptit
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"any recommended lumber yards in rtp?"


There's Capitol City Lumber on Beryl Rd and Wurth Group on Poole Rd. Woodcraft maybe also worth going to, depending on what you need.

7/22/2014 9:36:35 PM

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Fixed the garage door transmission system today.

7/22/2014 10:06:21 PM

wdprice3
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added a large pet door to my screened porch a few weeks ago. not too happy with how it looks from the inside, but I'm happy with the outside, which was my concern.

inside:


outside:

7/23/2014 8:29:42 AM

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Felt like posting this again, as it was the bottom of the last page, and the transformation is great.
It is even better because we did 95% of the work ourselves.

Before:


After:


Changes:
Paint- $100
Can lights in place of domes- $500
Crown molding on the cabinets- $240
Remove bar/ half wall- Free
Tile back-splash- $400
Granite counters- $3000
Wood Floors- $1800

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7/24/2014 2:20:53 PM

spydyrwyr
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looks fantastic, dude. Nice work!

7/24/2014 3:01:09 PM

poohpimpin
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^^ pretty incredible, and rewarding i'm sure

7/24/2014 3:37:51 PM

CalledToArms
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lots of good stuff on this page!

good job on the kitchen though. I remember seeing some earlier pictures of it. The change of cutting down the "bar" height portion is great. We are still planning to do the same thing in ours.

7/24/2014 4:44:19 PM

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My pics are always sideways but I don't care...

I know a guy in the lumber industry that has pallets of 6' untreated pine that he gives me. Thought I'd make an attempt at plantation shutters. Turned out pretty Nice. Had $10 in this window.

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Swing I made using wood from a barn I took down.

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Rocking horse using same barn wood

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Table made from barn wood. 100+ year old oak

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7/24/2014 8:01:12 PM

MaximaDrvr

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Those all look great.

7/24/2014 8:52:28 PM

bronco
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^^ that swing is so awesome. I'm looking to do something just like that. Did you have a plan for it? Any chance you could get me some pallets and push in the right direction?

7/25/2014 10:59:03 AM

jbrick83
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I, too, would like a plan for a swing like that. We've been looking at purchasing one for the porch...but now that I have the tools and experience...wouldn't mind trying to make one either.

7/25/2014 1:40:05 PM

ctnz71
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1. Build a 2x4 frame a little bigger than the size of whatever pad/mattress you will use
2. Clad frame with 1x material (decking may be good)
3. Attach uprights to three sides (2x4s maybe)
4. Attach 1x back on 3 sides
5. Attach 1x caps on top of two sides
6. Put 4 eye bolts through frame/bottom clad
7. Drill holes in line with eye bolts in caps
8. Feed rope through bottom of one eye bolt, through hole in cap, through ceiling eye bolts, then back through cap and frame eye bolts. Then knot on bottom sides of eye bolts
9. Tell wife to make it pretty

It's really simple and can be done with basic tools

7/26/2014 12:22:20 PM

wdprice3
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took a bunch of ~2' 4x4 scraps and made a janky soil bin.

8/6/2014 1:38:08 PM

CalledToArms
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Doing a budget remodel of our master bathroom.

Here are some pictures of the master bath as we were cleaning out our master closet and bathroom (we redid all the hanging and shelving storage in the closet already as part of this project):

It was really just bland and beige. And we both hate the lights.







Normally we're both involved in the design process together but we have both been swamped lately. So, one day when I had some free time I set out to put together a plan for the room and to show my wife. I got immediate approval.



Started out painting the entire room:



Then I started spacing and face-nailing the shiplap boards. I used a quarter for the spacing:





The spacing is more consistent in person than it looks in that shot. Some of those were just tacked up and could 'rock' back and forth a little before I secured them well which gave the impression that the spacing was uneven toward the bottom. I just don't have a more recent picture yet.

Then we potted some of our succulents:





Next we took down our large frameless mirror, cut it into smaller pieces, and re-installed the smaller pieces with shelving in-between. Deciding between staining or painting the shelves.



And that's kind of where we are today so far.

That back wall with the boards will have a piece of art that I will make that will go inside of a frame we picked up at a thrift store. We'll also be hanging a chandelier from the ceiling over the tub. Probably this one from Schoolhouse Electric:



I still also need to buy lights to replace the current ones, as well as go back and counter-sink all the nails, putty, sand, and paint the boards. We will most likely do some sort of faux roman shade with a modern fabric above the window. I will also probably install more shelves over the toilet.

At some point I would love to rip out the fiberglass shower and install a tile one but I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle that. I will probably hire that one out.

9/25/2014 1:26:02 PM

wdprice3
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installed a sink disposal this weekend. which involved replumbing my entire kitchen sink, redoing an outlet and switch, and fighting a leaky rubber gasket that came with the disposal... should have started with plumber's putty.

and 3 effin trips to lowe's.

[Edited on November 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM. Reason : .]

11/3/2014 2:43:52 PM

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Quote :
"took a bunch of ~2' 4x4 scraps and made a janky soil bin."


What's the idea of a soil bin...versus just throwing dirt on the ground?

11/3/2014 2:52:24 PM

smoothcrim
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^^^ what is that material? looks like nichiha siding

11/3/2014 4:49:55 PM

CalledToArms
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We ended up using pre-primed primed pine boards. 1x6s. We then painted them a slightly off-white (cloud white) in a satin finish.

11/3/2014 5:06:20 PM

BrickTop
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I like the shiplap look and want to do that on one wall of our master bedroom. part of me thinks that there should be a bead of caulk down both ends to tie it into the other walls, though.

11/3/2014 5:29:17 PM

CalledToArms
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Thanks for the feedback. I have debated that as well and may end up going back and doing that in the end. I was very careful to try and get the lengths right so that it lined up crisply and for the most part it did, but you'll never get that stuff perfect.

11/3/2014 5:41:00 PM

wdprice3
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"What's the idea of a soil bin...versus just throwing dirt on the ground? "


So I can keep/store the soil without it washing away. Then I use it in pots/planting area/filling in holes.

SAVE THE DIRT! shit's expensive

11/3/2014 7:05:58 PM

synapse
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^ Indeed it is! Makes sense...I might build something similar soon.

11/7/2014 12:00:19 AM

wdprice3
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it comes in handy. the dogs love digging in it.

I spent well over $1000 on dirt this fall. It drives me crazy. So I save what I can

11/7/2014 9:00:51 AM

DonMega
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"SAVE THE DIRT!"


no shit, i end up using a lot of dirt selling banana trees and hop plants. I use some old plastic tree pots, my yard machine composter, and supplement with the dirt from my worm bin. Even still I save every last bit of dirt I dig up from my yard.

11/9/2014 8:38:25 PM

wdprice3
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Built a greenhouse in my garage. You can withhold your comments on my shitty taping and wrapping job. The plastic was way too thin, but oh well. I put the house in a little cove with a window, have a heat lamp in there (waiting on a temperature controller in the mail) and a 2-light, 4' florescent light fixture with cool and bright white bulbs on a simple timer, plus a bucket of water to keep things humid. So far it's maintaining about 70-80% humidity and mid-60s. Though I don't think the heat lamp is going to cut if for really cold weather. I may get a second lamp, an electric space heater, or possibly insulate the house. I should have made the house shorter height-wise, but I was trying to incorporate the full window for natural lighting.



11/24/2014 9:52:27 AM

ctnz71
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http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mat/4816448756.html

Couple like new toilets

12/22/2014 5:08:42 PM

MaximaDrvr

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Added 32 sq.ft. of storage space above the garage door.
Already full. Put the extra set of wheels and tires there.

12/29/2014 3:53:48 PM

wdprice3
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Ok painting pros... I goofed up... I just repainted a bathroom and the paint is bumpy as hell (stippling?). The primer coat was fairly smooth, so this is all from my roller I'd assume. It's a satin finish so the stippling is very noticeable. Is there a fix? From what I've read, most people say it has to be skim coated, sanded, and redo the process, which is out of my league and desires. If I use a higher quality roller/lower nap and/or brush for the second coat would this help (a lot)? I tried sanding an area, but didn't get much improvement. I guess I could get my orbital sander on it, though that seems to be too much power for this... maybe not, I'm a noob.



I've used the same rollers in the past but didn't get nearly this stippling effect, though it was flat or eggshell paint I think.

Or is this texture fairly common/not seen as an issue?

[Edited on December 29, 2014 at 3:57 PM. Reason : .]

12/29/2014 3:56:10 PM

wdprice3
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So, anyone good at crown molding? I'm measuring and cutting consistently but shit just doesn't line up due to thick mud and stud bows I guess. I'd pay money to come learn

[Edited on January 4, 2015 at 12:56 PM. Reason : m]

1/4/2015 12:56:03 PM

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I used an orbital because our hall looked like stucco thanks to the previous owners' painting abilities. Was definitely the way to go. Wear a mask and shut the door to the room. I started with some fine grit paper but gave up and went to 100. After that and a couple coats of paint it looks fairly normal. I always use Purdy white dove 3/8" nap rollers, or the equivalent in another brand if I need some and am at a store that doesn't carry Purdy brand. Basically I get the most expensive roller covers they have, and they are worth it. The in-laws thought I was crazy until they tried them, and now they don't buy the cheap crap anymore.

1/4/2015 5:38:40 PM

BobbyDigital
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yeah never cheap out on rollers or brushes (a good brush will last years). Hell don't buy cheap paint either.

Lowe's paint is shit.

Behr at HD is good

Sherwin Williams is my go-to now.

1/5/2015 12:45:42 PM

wdprice3
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Thanks on the painting notes; noted for next time. I ended up forgoing the sanding just to see what another coat with a better roller would do; it improved some. not great, but good enough for me. It's my half bath that doesn't get used and I'm using it as a test room to work on my skills.

1/5/2015 4:53:02 PM

CalledToArms
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^ did the same thing 4 years ago in our house when we started painting. Learned a few things in that half bath. Now I feel our paint jobs look really good. I'm actually finally planning to repaint that half bath in the near future because it still bugs me

Good rollers and good brushes are definitely key. We have had good luck with Behr paint even though it is not top of the line. Outside of that, both SW and BM sell good paints. We typically color match BM paints.

1/5/2015 6:28:23 PM

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So we needed to do something with our mudroom because the kids would never hang up their jackets (hooks too high for them) and there wasn't enough room under the bench for their shoes.

Before:



So my wife and I designed a mudroom locker setup that I would build. I started with 5 pieces of 4x8 3/4" Birch Plywood. Everything was done from scratch on this project. I used pocket screws, base structure, face frames, and molding throughout. I even remembered my PPE for painting and lacquering.



Here is the finished project. I love the crown molding up top and the shoe molding wraps around the bottom. We each have two shoe shelves, 3 double hooks for coats and backpacks, and extra storage up top.




We all have a special monogrammed box for things we don't use too often. My wife did the monogramming paint by hand.



I kept the bench on the side wall and painted it white to match.





Here is a spliced front view. You can see the beadboard backing in this one. Also you see the see sections on the right have their hooks lower for the littlest kids.






Interested in your feedback both positive and negative and what you might have done differently. Trying to figure out my next project.

1/7/2015 10:12:26 AM

OmarBadu
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looks good as long as there aren't any additional kids - the monograms look removable - are they? so that you can change the names if you sold the place

1/7/2015 12:00:05 PM

elise
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Looks similar to something one family I nannied for had. Theirs had one thing more going for it and it was a cushioned bench integrated in to it so they could sit down and put their shoes on.

1/7/2015 12:07:47 PM

PaulISdead
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its kind of big for an open wordrobe/closet but if you have the space

1/7/2015 1:19:06 PM

EMCE
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Nice, looks good man

1/7/2015 7:12:39 PM

panthersny
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@Omar - No more kids for us...3 and done. The Monograms are painted on with a lacquer to protect them from scratching. If we ever sold (not planning to as this is a custom built forever home) we can sand them down and paint them white.

@elise - I could have put the padded bench into the top of the shoe storage (come out 12"), but we felt it would restrict traffic flow in the mudroom as there is a washer/dryer/sink on the opposite wall. That is why we have the bench on the side.....wish it could have been all in one.

@Paul - We had an eight foot wall space between the door and angle so we went with 75"width (77" with trim). Each partition is about 13.5" wide inside to inside, and 15" deep. Bottom and top are 10.5" inside height and middle section is 48" inside height.

1/7/2015 7:47:48 PM

YostBusters
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I built/finished this wall mounted entertainment center.





Velvet lined drawers

2/4/2015 10:40:13 PM

YostBusters
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Ok try this again ipad. Here's my wall mounted entertainment center:





Velvet lined drawers

2/4/2015 10:45:06 PM

DeltaBeta
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Built a bigass bench seat. Ended up larger than I wanted but not bad for a first shot. Still needs white paint all over and a custom cushion made for the top.

2/5/2015 1:17:59 PM

PaulISdead
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Finished this 2 years ago but never posted

3/23/2015 8:31:45 PM

NutGrass
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A wishing well I recently built for my inlaws.





[Edited on March 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM. Reason : .]

3/24/2015 2:15:54 PM

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