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Old 06-11-2011, 08:17 PM   #76
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One more thing.

I didn't use the router on any of the above pieces (in the latest pic). My wife is really on me to get this project done

All of this is new to me. I've definitely learned a lot over the past year, and I'm trying to get this done RIGHT!

I was playing around with the router on some scrap.


could I use this roman ogee profile on JUST the 3' high horizontal pieces? to soften things a bit. or do I need to use this profile on all pieces if I use it on these horizontal pieces?

as always, thanks for the feedback!

how does the pic I posted earlier look? I feel like it looks decent, but it is hard to be objective when you've spent as much time on this project as I have. Like a lot of you, I am sure, I am really critical of my work. Although, unlike a lot of you, my criticism is often legit. I admit it


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Old 06-12-2011, 10:36 AM   #77
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:04 AM   #78
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do you think the wider horizontal piece looks too big? nothing I can do about it, since this is how I managed to avoid using the cheapo screen tight materials that I didn't like.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:05 PM   #79
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pulled out the compass...

before





after, using compass
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #80
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getting siding profile for molding




doing it this way worked better for me than trying to scribe it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #81
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I'd like to get into the habit of posting a weekly to do/update.

This is the interior view. I plan on completing this section by this time next week.

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:27 AM   #82
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depending on size of router you could add profile after material is in place, so no need for mitered corners
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:41 PM   #83
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7/5

-worked on scribing the post profile for the the interior left side, top. (got a template for it)


-worked on scribing the post profile for the the exterior left side, top. (got a template for it)

-tomorrow i plan on buying some AZEK trim and getting most, if not all, of the inside molding in.

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exterior front, done!




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Old 07-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #85
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It's looking great Joe. Your wife must be happy pulling up into the driveway and seeing how professional it looks.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:22 PM   #86
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was thinking about how much I spent on this project. I actually stopped keeping track of the $ spent on this project half way through. Probably around $2500-$3500 if I had to pull a # out of the air. I did get some tools along the way, including a table saw, and I learned a lot of valuable lessons/skills. I also gained a lot of confidence and humility along the way.

Not sure what a pro would have charged; I do know he would have had it done a lot (a lot!) faster. Regardless, if I would have paid someone to do it, I am pretty sure I wouldn't drive around the block three times to see how seamless a corner looks. Or be able to talk for 30 minutes about that one section of molding on the inside corner, not that anyone but me enjoys that story!
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on to the inside...

tougher to get good interior pics

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a better shot...
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haven't nailed anything yet, but seems like a good fit, with a bit of caulk.
after spending a lot of time on a template and not being satisfied with my work, I decided to draw the lines right on the piece and cut.came out better for me. I need a more rigid material, next time, to make a template.

are the spaces too big?





I'm noticing the gap widens as I move down the board.

so, I am pretty sure, areas that are touching need to be cut back slightly to close the gaps. i have done this for corner gaps, but with such a large piece I am not sure of the best approach. do I start at the top and work my way down,looking for the first piece that is touching and then cut it back a bit?

once I do that will i immediately know if I made some progress? or do i have to shave a bit of every piece that is touching before I will know how much progress I've made? each of the pieces that jut out seem to be touching.

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I'm noticing the gap widens as I move down the board.

so, I am pretty sure, areas that are touching need to be cut back slightly to close the gaps. i have done this for corner gaps, but with such a large piece I am not sure of the best approach. do I start at the top and work my way down,looking for the first piece that is touching and then cut it back a bit?

once I do that will i immediately know if I made some progress? or do i have to shave a bit of every piece that is touching before I will know how much progress I've made? each of the pieces that jut out seem to be touching.


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