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Old 02-18-2016, 03:20 PM   #376
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Got part of the bar top done....

Picture does not do it justice....
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Other bar top glued and stained.....will install tomorrow and start the 'many' coats of finish.
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I passed my final inspection. It was a last minute dash to fix a few things from last weeks inspection...., but I did it. Now I just have to have the title 24 inspection. Least of my worries. I have one incandescent bulb in my house...it's in the oven.
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Woot!!!

Good work boss.
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Excellent news ddawg.
Congrats.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:53 PM   #382
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But it doesn't mean I'm finished......I still have a lot of little details to finish up.....

At least that light at the end of the tunnel wasn't an on coming train
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Now for some pics....nothing earth shattering...or fantastic. But as Pugsy is about to find out, that last 10% takes 90% of the time.

To put it into perspective....I started this project almost 5 years ago....this July will be 5 years. We have been living in the addition for over a year now...I finished up almost all of the drywalling a little over a year ago (or was it 2 years ago?)

Anyway, now it's the final details....which is a lot of work....compounded by my OCD attention to detail.

As I mentioned above, I passed the final inspection today....but the 'first' inspection was last week....and there were some things he wanted done....like ALL of the baseboards....case framing around doors....etc.....(oh, those pesky details).

So....guess what I have been doing the past week?

Lots of baseboards....I put my oldest son to work...after all, it was for his bathroom.



And then our upstairs throne....
Before.....


After


I glued most of mine baseboards...saves me having to patch a bunch of nail holes. I also pre-painted all of the baseboards...saves a bunch of time.....but I also took the extra time to caulk all of the baseboards on the bottom edge. I run a bead of caulk along the bottom edge before I install it. The prevents crap from getting stuck underneath. In the case of bathrooms, it stops water from getting under it and causing problems.

I did have one good 'oh crap'. After spending about $250 just on knotty alder case molding, I cut and stained the pieces....then found out the hard way I grabbed the wrong can of stain. Needless to say, I have a few hours of work ahead of me sanding the stain off and redoing it.



I had been putting off doing the surround around the fireplace. Part of the issue was us deciding what we really wanted. The inspector solved the problem for us. "You want to pass? Put drywall around it!"

I did all this in one afternoon and the next morning. 90 Minute mud and a fan works wonders.



Drywall in but before mud and paint.


And painted.


And it's the little details I am proud of.....

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Now for some pics....nothing earth shattering...or fantastic. But as Pugsy is about to find out, that last 10% takes 90% of the time.

To put it into perspective....I started this project almost 5 years ago....this July will be 5 years. We have been living in the addition for over a year now...I finished up almost all of the drywalling a little over a year ago (or was it 2 years ago?)

Anyway, now it's the final details....which is a lot of work....compounded by my OCD attention to detail.

As I mentioned above, I passed the final inspection today....but the 'first' inspection was last week....and there were some things he wanted done....like ALL of the baseboards....case framing around doors....etc.....(oh, those pesky details).
oh nice! I was thinking about you this week. My master bed/bath started Oct 2015 and I'm finally seeing some light at the end of my tunnel (but I haven't done as much myself as you have). So as I'm itching to get done within 6-7months, I was thinking about your project ;-)
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It has been a BUSY few weeks and I'm well overdue for an update...

We got final buy off on the house permits (still a ton of stuff to do...cosmetic)
The house refi is done...3.9% fixed
We had our family trip to DC...got to meet WindowsOnWashington...

Now it's time to finish up all the little details.....so we can start the next project (yea, it never ends)

One of the next projects is going to be a revamp of the kitchen....making it larger. One of the things we need is storage for all the fancy dishes my wife has that have never been used since we got married 15 years ago. They are still in boxes in the attic. No room in the existing kitchen. Since our living room is now the dinning room....I'm taking one end of it which is a recessed nook about 9' wide and 30" deep....I'm building in a built in hutch. I'm doing the base first, then I'll do the towers on each side.

Anyway....a project like this requires a bit more 'detail'. I'm sure Pugsy will appreciate some of this.

I do my own fluted columns....not hard, you just have to be careful. I like my Ryobi table saw...part of it acts like a router table.

Anyway...all was going good on my last board....last run....and I got the board turned the wrong way.....



Not a biggie.....flip it over and do the other side.

This is what one of the columns looks like after flutes are in and the edge routed.


And the bottom cap. This is before any sanding is done.

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You got the part about me liking custom correct ddawg.

The flutes look great.
Good thing boards come with two sides.
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You're going to love these things.

I'm building a china cabinet in a recessed area of the dining room (see above). The 'nook' is 9' 1" wide. The cabinet has a base the full width. As soon as it's totally done, I'll build the towers that will go on each side. The middle will be open.

Anyway. The cabinet is covering the sole outlet on that wall. So....I installed these. Slicker than snot.....

Each pull up has 3 AC outlets and two built in USB charging ports.











These things are so cool, I'm going to order another one and install it at the back of the bar.
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More progress on the pub.

Yea....I'm good..............

Before Granite.......no, I didn't cut the granite...but I did everything else.



Granite installed.





I like how this turned out.
Picked up the 'sliders' from Rockler. Then had my local glass guy make me two glass doors...and for safety I had them tempered. Tinted glass 1/4" thick...tempered...$60 for both.

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Finished the first half of the built-in china cabinet. The base is done. Drawers installed and doors on. Wife is having fun stuffing it now.

These are Blum slides....soft closing.....full extension. At about $30/pair, kinda pricey.....but I think worth it. The only other option I would have considered was the old fashioned wood slides. But I wanted full extension.





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Man that quality and progress on this build is crazy! Awesome job so far ddawg. I've been contemplating on doing something like this for quite some time. Seeing this is just telling me to take the plunge and do it already.

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