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Old 11-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #61
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Looking pretty good. Next time you will know that you can stain any light wood to get a closer match.

We actually didn't want to stain it but rather leave it as a transition strip between the room. When we get tired of it maybe I'll sand it and stain it.

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We actually didn't want to stain it but rather leave it as a transition strip between the room. When we get tired of it maybe I'll sand it and stain it.
It does look nice.

I have many red cedar boards throughout my place that aren't red by any stretch of the imagination and they don't look out of place.

Old fir goes dark like most of your floors. Do you know if the lighter wood is pine, or something else?
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It does look nice.

I have many red cedar boards throughout my place that aren't red by any stretch of the imagination and they don't look out of place.

Old fir goes dark like most of your floors. Do you know if the lighter wood is pine, or something else?

The lighter wood is actually fir as well. We assuming it's going to go darker over the years. Unfortunately, it's hard to match 1922 fir to 2012 fir in terms of grain, etc., so no matter what it will always be the strip that doesn't belong.
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The lighter wood is actually fir as well. We assuming it's going to go darker over the years. Unfortunately, it's hard to match 1922 fir to 2012 fir in terms of grain, etc., so no matter what it will always be the strip that doesn't belong.
I see...so this is brand new lumber then, is it?
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I see...so this is brand new lumber then, is it?
Yes, you are correct. And the floor in the original 1922 floor.
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Were you able to leave the new wood in the house for a time before you had to lay the floor? I'm just thinking of any possible shrinkage issues that may happen down the road.
If the boards are narrow, that shouldn't be an issue.
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Were you able to leave the new wood in the house for a time before you had to lay the floor? I'm just thinking of any possible shrinkage issues that may happen down the road.
If the boards are narrow, that shouldn't be an issue.
Not as long as I wished (1.5 days), but i put the boards in very tightly, assuming that shrinkage will indeed occur. Those two strips are 2 5/8" each.
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Not as long as I wished (1.5 days), but i put the boards in very tightly, assuming that shrinkage will indeed occur. Those two strips are 2 5/8" each.
2 5/8"...shouldn't be any trouble at all.

The type of heat you have in the house might have an effect on any possible shrinkage. Natural gas/propane heat is moist, wood or electric is much drier and will have a greater effect.

But hey, the house is 90, you have to expect a little character to develop here and there!
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2 5/8"...shouldn't be any trouble at all.

The type of heat you have in the house might have an effect on any possible shrinkage. Natural gas/propane heat is moist, wood or electric is much drier and will have a greater effect.

But hey, the house is 90, you have to expect a little character to develop here and there!

We're on a natural gas hydro system, definitely a moist heat for sure. A little character is no problem at all with this house. I think the ghost that lives there might even like it!
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Natural gas...you'll be fine. Older house like a little moisture, which also helps the inside air to hold more of the heat anyway.
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Novemberr 10, 2012 - Been a while since some updates. We had to pick a granite slab for our countertop, what a chore. The ones we loved were all insanely expensive ($120 sq/ft installed), and the ones we could afford were so generic they just didn't go with the quality of our kitchen. In the end we sucked it up and picked a good one. The color we settled on is called "Blue Flowers" and is very similar to the exotic Azul Aran that simple isn't affordable.

Here is the slab we chose:



Here's the crane moving it (i need one of these in my garage!):



Here's a close up:



Got some paint color on the walls and trim in one of the spare bedrooms:



Half bath downstairs, tiled, grouted, trim is up, walls and trim are now painted, vanity is put in place waiting on the vessel sink. The vanity we found at a builder's surplus consignment shop, it fits perfect and was $120.:



The kitchen is coming together with the stove in place ready for the granite to be templated:



New fridge waiting on final assembly:



That's it for now, more updates after the weekend is over.
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Oh how i dislike painting!
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Looks great, you do really nice work!
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Looks great, you do really nice work!

Thanks, many more photos to come today/tomorrow.
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November 18th, 2012

Full bath upstairs is painted (Arctic Ocean, Behr, Home Depot)





Half bath sink and vanity (vanity from Furniture Guild, sink from Linkasink):





Maritime Lights in half bath (Restoration Hardware, Baby and Child Catalog):



First refinished and poly'd door (these take a ton of work to disassemble, clean all the hardware, stain and poly the door, I get one done a week):



Master bedroom is painted (we're changing that door, which is why the trim and paint isn't complete on that wall):





This hallway use to be a nasty mix of dirty pink walls and smoke infested white [yellow] woodwork, all primed now:







For this week, the granite goes in tomorrow, which means the stove and dishwasher can be set in place and kitchen sink can be setup. We're ~2 weeks from finally living here.

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