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Old 10-21-2012, 05:03 AM   #31
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Good heavens, but you guys work quickly!

For what it's worth, I found a couple of items here in my library that you might like to check out when you have some spare time (right!).

There is a magazine called Arts & Crafts Homes which is excellent and might give you some ideas. Not that I think you need any, you're doing one hell of a good job so far.

Then there is a book by Randell L. Makinson simply called Greene & Greene, subtitled The Passion and The Legacy. It has top flight photographs of some of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in existence. That will show you what one of these homes is like. They really are quite exceptional.
I'll have to look it up, thanks.
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Looks to me like it may have started off as a "Georgian" style house. But along the way has had modifications. I also have an un identified home. We just refer to it as an a-frame. It is the closest we have come. I can understand your frustration in trying to get proper identification of your home. We could use a thread for situations like this one. There are a lot of us that have the same problem. By the way your home looks fantastic!
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There has to be a better classification of what this house is other than "old style".
I'm inclined to agree with you. I do remember one old style of house very similar to yours being referred to as "Shingle Style", for obvious reasons. I will have to look that up and see if it applies more correctly to your fine house.

Whatever you call it,she's gong to be a beauty!
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Well, I visited our friend Mr. Google, and I think that Shingle Style is quite appropriate for your house. It has just the right amount of detail, and the main features all seem to fit.

Check out some of the Shingle Style houses in the Hamptons...whooeeee! Worth a few bucks some of those nice little shacks. So you are in some very select company of that's what you end up choosing to call it.
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October 21st, 2102 - Fun with Polyurethane. Total newbie at sanding and refinishing hardwood floors but figured I've watched enough youtube videos I had to try it. Worst case scenario, I hire someone to fix my mistakes and I pay double. Best case scenario, I save myself $1000 off the best quote I got. I believe I've successfully saved $1000 to the budget. I rented a commercial 18" square buff orbital sander, started with 20G, then 36G, then 60G, then 100G, then 120G. Finish is Procoat Oil Polyurethane applied via lambswool applicator. Here were the results:

















I like how the old floor came out better than the new floor, way more character. It had all sorts of flaws from where someone miserably failed with a drum sander way back when, they made the floor pretty cool. Tomorrow morning at 6am the next coat goes on after a 220G screening, then at 6pm I'll put the final coat on.
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Pretty good job for a young feller!
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Pretty good job for a young feller!
Hey, who you calling young!
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Hey, who you calling young!
When you get to be my age, everyone is young!
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Just realized I never put a full on shot of the house from the street view:

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Congratulations you guys! You are making tremendous and QUICK headway! You must be so excited! Thank you for journaling this for everyone to see who is obsessed with houses and remodeling!
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And did you freak out when you got a good look at that knob and tube? That stuff is SCARY! lol
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October 22nd, 2012 - Finished the third coat of poly on the first floor, like glass:

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And did you freak out when you got a good look at that knob and tube? That stuff is SCARY! lol

I actually like it better!
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We gave up on site finished floors many years ago.
Only install prefinished, lay them and walk on the same day, more layers of finish then a site finish, and no smell or drying time.
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Place looks great so far, why did you decide to do plastering? Stay true to the period?
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