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Old 08-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #1771
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I have been looking at the last pic. The main beam optically looks a little kicked to the left. It is about 6" off center. I set the chimney before the roof guy came. My goof on that one. This house is so out of square it doesn't really matter. Only really close eyes will see it. Now you all know! dorf dude...

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Old 08-04-2011, 03:29 PM   #1772
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Looks good!!

With the mass of the walls, good windows and air gap, it looks like you will be warm in the cold months and keep your secret sounds away from the neighbors unless you have enough power/amps to raise the heavy tile roof.

What about the surface acoustics for the walls and ceiling?

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Wine corks will go on the new wall with bottle caps mixed in. Great sound diffuser. The floor will be vinyl with texture. It will be a "Bright room" If I pull out the stops I will be able to rattle the roof tiles, no problem. That's why I put a dedicated circuit just for the amps.Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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I have been looking at the last pic. The main beam optically looks a little kicked to the left. It is about 6" off center. I set the chimney before the roof guy came. My goof on that one. This house is so out of square it doesn't really matter. Only really close eyes will see it. Now you all know! dorf dude...
I had to REALLY look to see what you were talking about. I never would have noticed otherwise. I notice things like that about my own work. That's an inevitable downside with DIY. You become your own worst critic.
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Looking good, Dorf Dude! I've been following along for several months now. Thanks for all your pix, comments, and inspiration!
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I got the last wall pieces up. Now I have the windows to do. I've planned on 2 wall lights and wired for them. I want them to be dim-able. I've been keeping an eye out for something that would work. Today I stopped at a furnishings store. One of those expensive places. The sales lady told me to look around on all 3 floors. I got to the 3rd floor and found a back room with markdowns. My spidy senses started to tingle. I felt the force. I found 2 aluminum wall vases. I figured that I would powdercoat them black matt and mount a halogen inside. I want to cut some slits to let some light out the front and sides. Not bad for 38 Euro! I also stopped by the recycling center to get corks. They had very few. This is going to take longer than expected. Usually they had tons. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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After a very late start because I was shopping for materials, I got going on the next wall. I'm using hammer in wall studs Makes things go much quicker. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
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Are you going to put any soundproofing material on the wall that you share with your neighbor?

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Are you going to put any soundproofing material on the wall that you share with your neighbor?

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Barb, your jumping ahead! Yes it will be insulated, not because of noise but thermal.. That wall is a "Cold Bridge". It is exposed directly to the outside when my roof and walls stop. There will another bedroom and bathroom up there. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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After a very late start because I was shopping for materials, I got going on the next wall. I'm using hammer in wall studs Makes things go much quicker. Here are a couple pic's, dorf dude...
dd, question on your horizontal stud technique, as this is precisely what I ws envisioning for several of my walls. Do you then run your electrical cable along the top or bottom of one of the studs? Or are you going to put them in the putz layer, as seems pretty standard?
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I have the electric inside my putz walls run inside at floor level then up to the outlet or switch. I built a jig for setting anchor blocks. I would just clamp it to the wall and then clamp an anchor block on the back side and screw it to the beam. I guess I should have gotten more pic's of this. On the next wall I will detail it better. This wall is now ready for paneling. It is cheap and quick. I will spend the money on the floor not the wall. Here are a couple pics, dorf dude...
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Here is a better pic of the alignment jig. I ended up using a temp screw to hold it in place, the clamp was working loose as I set the screw in the block. I hope this makes it easier to understand. This is after the horizontal board has been attached. dorf dude...
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Paneling is going up. I wanted something kind of light. I had to quit because my jig saw started cutting cooked. It's only 9:30pm . There are some tricks getting the cuts around the beams. Tips if your interested and if you have any let me know. Slanted ceilings are really tricky to get right. First tip, a template really helps. Don't measure each one. Get it dialed in on a mock up, then work from that. Saves lots of time. Here is a pic of today's progress. dorf dude...
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I'm having problems getting traditional cork's for the big wall. Plastic and screw tops have taken over. I need all that I can get, please help. I will pay postage. I will also take any beer labels, that will cut down on the total number of corks needed. The big wall will be corks, caps and labels. Labels mail really easy. Thanks, dorf dude...
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Do you want the corks whole so you can cut them in half to get a flat back and more coverage for the number of corks? It is not to difficult to go to a few restaurants in the U.S. and tip someone to save the corks for a couple of weeks if it is one that pours a lot of bottles of wine.

I tried doing a small wall with wine labels, but it was pain to get them off in one piece. Usually soaking in water works well. Beer bottles seem to be worse. I tried to get the labels off the beer bottles that the caps I sent to you were on, but the newer labels, inks/foils and adhesives make it difficult and just soaking in water does not always work. They are easy to come by, but the removal can take some experimenting.

How about sending you the front of a "wine in a box"? - LOL

The postage for something light to Germany is not that much.

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I ordered the floor today. I go on leave next week so things are coming together. I put a couple hours in on the wall today. This is real slow going cutting around beams and things. Only 1 pic but you can really start to see how it will look. I wanted a lighter color. The floor will be dark rustic oak. My saw was cutting straighter tonight. It helps to look from the left side of the jig saw while cutting, not from the top. Tip of the day! dorf dude...
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