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Old 06-03-2011, 12:06 AM   #4741
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Henceforth, this piece will be known as "Bud's Tile".

That's the tiny triangle at the top of the curved door trim.
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And here's the tile on that very weird countertop.

I will make a trim strip from yellow cedar right after the missus does the grouting. No, I didn't ask...she says she wants to do it.
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Now I'll be able to sleep tonight - last night was hell knowing that tile was missing.
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Well, after several days of tiling and very little to show for the effort, I decided to put some Varathane on the window wall last night. First of three coats.
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Part of the reason there isn't a lot to show for all the time tiling is that there are countless tiles all around the perimeter of the dining area which need cutting into all manner of different shapes.

This is the inner circle of the lower stairwell.
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The general area between the kitchen and the solarium is the dining room. Most of this area is the dining room floor.
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Same floor area, but this small piece is just up from the main front entrance. It seems almost everything needs cutting here.
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Just in case there wasn't enough tile work to do already, the eighth wonder decided we needed a ring of tile around the chimney opening, both underneath and on top.
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Before the tile gets set in the kitchen area, it was decided that I would try to excavate a section under the plywood floor and run two pex lines from the utility room to the kitchen counter.

The Fein tool came in handy for doing the cutting...until the blade snapped in half. I was impressed. Thankfully, there is more than one blade that cuts wood with the kit.

Once a strip of flooring was removed, I used the tool to dig out channels in the foam just big enough to squeeze the pex into.
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It was a whole lot messier than the pic shows above, but when the lines were pushed into place I modified the plywood so it could be screwed back down again. It doesn't really show much at all. Once the tile is in place only you and me will even know the lines are there. And I'm not telling anyone.
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Around 4 am this morning, the moon was shining brightly into the house and woke me up. So I grabbed a few photos.
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Keith, you never cease to amaze me, beautiful work and designs!!! I bet you are sore after all the getting up and down on your floor. I just put brakes on the front of our daughters car and I am so sore I can't hardly move. I just can't imagine doing all that floor and everything else you have done. With all the different cuts you had to make I know you had to get down and up many many times.

The pictures are beautiful also, you sure do have a way with the camera buddy.
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Yeah Keith,

As always, I am amazed as to your workmanship. But the thing that impresses me the most is your drive. You have been going hard on this project for a long time, and yet show little signs of slowing or frustration or the desire to have it Done.

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Ditto what Jim said about the pictures Keith. They're beautiful! Thanks so much for posting them.

It's nice that you took some pics of where the Pex lines are, in case you ever need to locate them.

Wow is that ever a LOT of tile to put down! It's looking excellent though, especially the one's that need to be shaped.

ETA: I love the look of the tile around the chimney opening. It adds a unique style to it.

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