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Old 07-21-2011, 11:02 AM   #1726
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nice table, good weight. are you going to set it up yourself? almost all tables are 3 piece slate, the skill is in getting the seams level and smooth with shims and wax. having the frame level first helps this. You should be able to set a new cue ball any where on the bare slate and have it sit, also no click over seams or side fade when rolling on bare slate. wish i had one but getting the 5' clearance around not possible here

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #1727
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nice table, good weight. are you going to set it up yourself? almost all tables are 3 piece slate, the skill is in getting the seams level and smooth with shims and wax. having the frame level first helps this. You should be able to set a new cue ball any where on the bare slate and have it sit, also no click over seams or side fade when rolling on bare slate. wish i had one but getting the 5' clearance around not possible here
Yes I will set it up myself. Came out pretty good the last 2 times. They recommended Bondo for fill. I have to fill the screw holes that go through the slate into the frame. I wanted an 8ft but in my original room 7ft was all I could get away with. Even then I had a short stick for certain places. Now I have the space but already have this table. It does play really nice. I will put a new felt on it this time. I know what I will be doing this winter. dorf dude...
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #1728
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I know in old table restoration we would find plaster on the seams but we always went back with wax. The wax is made specific for tables and i dont think you can buy 1 stick. enjoy your table dont let it get to dry with the pellet heat
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:25 PM   #1729
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I still can not get into my driveway because of road construction. That means my trailer is locked in. I had to get OSB boards for my upstairs floor. Little blue Toyota to the rescue with help from Campbell. We got started early and got 10 boards per load on top of my car. The locals were really laughing as we loaded it up but by the time I had them strapped down they were saying "Perfect" 3 loads later I had 30 boards sitting here. A delivery truck couldn't have done that with the state of the road. I ended up having to tag some ends onto some of my beams. I used Gorilla glue, slats and screws. Tomorrow I will start laying floor boards. Hello 2nd floor!!Here are a few pics from today. My garden is really turning into a jungle. Bottom left corner has a black dog head, always. dorf dude...
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #1730
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I got the pool room floor in today. I'm so sore. I glued all the seams. The screws have thread all the way down the shank. This anchors the platten much better, much less chance of squeaks. I need to set more beams and continue on. Here are a few pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:55 PM   #1731
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Now that the floor has had 24hr's to dry and settle I gave it a good bounce and stomp test. This thing is solid with no squeaks at all. I was shopping for flooring today. Of course the one I liked was almost double what I had planned on spending. I had to come home and think about it. I'm thinking big fat rustic looking oak planks, lots of texture, distress and weathered. Opinions? I should sign off as dead dude and not dorf dude.
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Now that the floor has had 24hr's to dry and settle I gave it a good bounce and stomp test. This thing is solid with no squeaks at all. I was shopping for flooring today. Of course the one I liked was almost double what I had planned on spending. I had to come home and think about it. I'm thinking big fat rustic looking oak planks, lots of texture, distress and weathered. Opinions? I should sign off as dead dude and not dorf dude.
The only opinion that really matter Shu is yours.

But it sounds to me as though the boards you're considering would be in keeping with the origins of the house. I think if it were mine that would go a long way towards convincing me that is a good choice. I try not to let price interfere too much - consider 5 years down the road from now, you won't even remember what they cost anyway.
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It looks great and will make a great pool room. At least the fan is high and not in the area of the cue sticks. Is it remote controlled or do you have to pull chains of flip switches for control? How thick is the flooring you have down now and how far apart are the beams you just put in?

The rustic/rough floors will go well with the ceiling structure.

How does Mai get up there to supervise now?

Keep it up and design as you go to maintain continuity.

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The only opinion that really matter Shu is yours.

But it sounds to me as though the boards you're considering would be in keeping with the origins of the house. I think if it were mine that would go a long way towards convincing me that is a good choice. I try not to let price interfere too much - consider 5 years down the road from now, you won't even remember what they cost anyway.
Thanks, I was leaning towards your thinking. I want what will look and wear best. I want to have a "Wow" factor every time I walk up the stairs and gaze across it. Not a "I should of" This is going to be the Grand Room, 45 square meters, 485 sq ft. Thanks and I will go back and get the right stuff. dead dude...
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It looks great and will make a great pool room. At least the fan is high and not in the area of the cue sticks. Is it remote controlled or do you have to pull chains of flip switches for control? How thick is the flooring you have down now and how far apart are the beams you just put in?

The rustic/rough floors will go well with the ceiling structure.

How does Mai get up there to supervise now?

Keep it up and design as you go to maintain continuity.

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The fan is not in the pool room area, directly above the stairs. I have pull chains. The OSB sub floor is 22mm, beams are around 50-60 cm apart with big ass screws holding them down into the old beams. I have put 20 screws per platen into them. Mia sits on the ground floor and talks to me about being left below. Cattle dogs can sure talk and express their opinions! dead dude, I'm beat
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This is the floor I'm looking at, Merino Oak. This stuff is awesome. It has extreme texture. What ya think? dorf dude
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The color will open up the area and I assume the texture is extreme as you defined it. The texture will work well.

Any special lighting for over the pool table?

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The color will open up the area and I assume the texture is extreme as you defined it. The texture will work well.

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Dick, I bought the lights 3 years ago. How's that for planning ahead! You will have to wait for pictures. I don't know where they are exactly at the moment. They will add a modern touch with the rustic design. dorf dude...
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You're making great progress Shu. Are you still collecting unique beer bottle caps?
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Yes I am still collecting bottle caps. Thanks for following, dorf dude...

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