Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-25-2011, 12:24 AM   #5971
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


For the record, this was a 27' 3" stretch, and I still need another 4' to get to the corner!
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-27-3-stretch.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 12:27 AM   #5972
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


After this end, there is only the piece which connects the end two sections together in front of the windows. After all the other messing around that ought to be a cinch.

Why do I think there will be some kind of oddball problem with that as well...?
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-end-carpet.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 12:54 AM   #5973
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Well, it seems that it is time to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.

Let me start by wishing Nathan and his merry band of moderators a merry Christmas and thank them for their under appreciated work that they all do behind the scenes. If it wasn't for Nathan and crew, none of us would have the camaraderie which this site seems to be so good at developing.

And a merry Christmas to everyone who takes the time to post on the DIY site...I think that for everyone who goes to the effort to do this, there must be 10 who might like to but for whatever reason do not. Don't be shy...join us, please.

And an especially merry Christmas to all the readers and contributors on this thread. If it wasn't for you gals and guys none of this would exist.

I sincerely hope you will have a safe and enjoyable Christmas day sharing with family and friends.

We don't have snow here yet, so I picked this photo from December 22, 2008. It's about the most appropriate pic I could find. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas everyone!

from Coco and Mrs. Coco


Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-merry-christmas.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (12-25-2011), frenchelectrican (12-25-2011), gma2rjc (12-25-2011)
Old 12-25-2011, 01:50 AM   #5974
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 456
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
There always seems to be a hundred other things to do when you're trying to finish something. Today it was switching over part of the battery bank and doing some wiring.

But once this was done the longest section of the carpet has been stretched, and the turnbuckle definitely worked best.

One other thing I noticed was that the long 4 x 4 seemed to prevent the carpet stretching right from the far side of the room...too much friction. So I tacked some 6 mil poly on the bottom of the 4 by and that fixed the problem.

Here's the door area, which was the first to get stretched. No transition strip yet, I will have to go over that very carefully with fixrite. Maybe some maple, about 3/8" thick...
For that transition strip I would do exactly what you suggested,3/8 maple cut at a 10 degree angle seems to work best. If there is a big height difference between the rooms then I would compensate for that by making one side thicker than the other. I made my own for my transition going from the entry to the living room, but that was for tile to wood and they are the same height. Normally I would not use one there but the better half wanted one, so she won on that one. Here is a pic of what I made, hope it helps.
Attached Images
  
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #5975
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 6,644
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
Well, it seems that it is time to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.

Let me start by wishing Nathan and his merry band of moderators a merry Christmas and thank them for their under appreciated work that they all do behind the scenes. If it wasn't for Nathan and crew, none of us would have the camaraderie which this site seems to be so good at developing.

And a merry Christmas to everyone who takes the time to post on the DIY site...I think that for everyone who goes to the effort to do this, there must be 10 who might like to but for whatever reason do not. Don't be shy...join us, please.

And an especially merry Christmas to all the readers and contributors on this thread. If it wasn't for you gals and guys none of this would exist.

I sincerely hope you will have a safe and enjoyable Christmas day sharing with family and friends.

We don't have snow here yet, so I picked this photo from December 22, 2008. It's about the most appropriate pic I could find. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas everyone!

from Coco and Mrs. Coco


Just beautiful!!! And a very Merry Christmas to you and Mrs Coco also buddy.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
cocobolo (12-25-2011)
Old 12-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #5976
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by fixrite View Post
For that transition strip I would do exactly what you suggested,3/8 maple cut at a 10 degree angle seems to work best. If there is a big height difference between the rooms then I would compensate for that by making one side thicker than the other. I made my own for my transition going from the entry to the living room, but that was for tile to wood and they are the same height. Normally I would not use one there but the better half wanted one, so she won on that one. Here is a pic of what I made, hope it helps.
I can't believe you fell for that one...!!!

The carpet and hallway floor are pretty much exactly the same height. If anything, I will just put a piece of that ugly metal in place.

The door into the ensuite will need something different though. Perhaps there I really will need to cut a piece of arbutus to fit.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #5977
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I bit the bullet and cut the carpet in that end corner. Just waiting for the iron to get hot enough to do the seaming...waiting...waiting...

OK, that's done, looks like it came out OK.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-corner-seam.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 04:58 PM   #5978
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 456
Default

Gulf Island Building.


[QUOTE=cocobolo;802703]I can't believe you fell for that one...!!!

Well I will make sure not to fall for that again.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 11:08 PM   #5979
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Jeez, I sure hope not!

OK, this is a legit question.

There is a big hole in the floor and the carpet just runs up to it right now...actually it is cut several inches long just in case.

I need to find out an acceptable way to finish the edge of the carpet.

It has been suggested that the carpet can be folded back under itself and stapled, (there is - or will be when I'm done) tackless all around the hole.

Another suggestion was to sew some kind of tape on it??? Not sure about that one.

I could also make up a wood trim. I have left the tackless about an inch back of the hole, so there is room to either tuck the carpet or to add a wood trim. We are talking about a total length of some 40 feet here, so there will be some work involved.

I have two pics...one is taken from downstairs, all those 2 x 12's will be removed. The other is looking at the carpet at one end so you can kind of see what's up.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-hole-floor-1.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-hole-below.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 11:42 PM   #5980
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 6,644
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Keith, are you going to run a rail around the hole? If you are maybe you could make a landing tread for that area. Just a thought.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 11:43 PM   #5981
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 456
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I am assuming that there will be some sort of hand rail running around it. Normally the carpet is just cut and tucked in between the smooth edge and the wood trim for the railing. If a railing is going in that is what I would do. If no railing is going in then (turning and tacking) or folding and stapling with small crown staples would work.I would do a test on a scrap to see just how the edge looked because if it was not up to par it would certainly draw your eye to it as you entered that area. If you wanted you could also go to the extent of purchasing some binding material (which is commonly used on area carpets and runners available in many colours and widths from a binding store) and hand sewing it on the edge if that is the look you are after. I will warn you it is a long and tedious job ( with thimbles on both your thumb and forefinger.) Generally this is not something done by a diy person. Then again nothing about your house would be considered done by a diy person. Using a wood strip and simply kicking it in place would definitely be the easiest route to go.
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:09 AM   #5982
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
Keith, are you going to run a rail around the hole? If you are maybe you could make a landing tread for that area. Just a thought.
Jim, we have long been thinking about what we are going to put around the hole, at least on the side where the bed is.

The latest incarnation of what we have in mind is three sheets of tempered glass running lengthways of course, held in place by a minimal amount of posts and handrails. The intent being to make that as unobtrusive as possible. There won't be anything on the front side of the hole.

The glass will be at a sufficient angle so that it will be very nearly self bracing.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #5983
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by fixrite View Post
I am assuming that there will be some sort of hand rail running around it. Normally the carpet is just cut and tucked in between the smooth edge and the wood trim for the railing. If a railing is going in that is what I would do. If no railing is going in then (turning and tacking) or folding and stapling with small crown staples would work.I would do a test on a scrap to see just how the edge looked because if it was not up to par it would certainly draw your eye to it as you entered that area. If you wanted you could also go to the extent of purchasing some binding material (which is commonly used on area carpets and runners available in many colours and widths from a binding store) and hand sewing it on the edge if that is the look you are after. I will warn you it is a long and tedious job ( with thimbles on both your thumb and forefinger.) Generally this is not something done by a diy person. Then again nothing about your house would be considered done by a diy person. Using a wood strip and simply kicking it in place would definitely be the easiest route to go.
That's sort of what I thought. The missus isn't too bad with thimbles and needles as she did some work on the sailboat which required that sort of work. Although I doubt she would be terribly interested in trying to do 40' of carpet edge.

I presently have the carpet edge kicked over the tackless, so it's just sitting there.

Personally, I like the idea of some sort of shaped wood strip which I can fix down right on top of the carpet immediately on the outside edge of the tackless.

Cedar will bend to that curve if I don't make it too wide and too thick, or I could always put it on in more than one piece and glue it together in place. I also have some pretty nice clear d. fir here which I could try.

Gotta get the thinking cap on and see which will be both practical and look OK.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:55 AM   #5984
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 456
Default

Gulf Island Building.


If you did the handrail to match the one outside on the deck that would look nice. I would then make a smaller trim to use on the floor, being that it would be very thin, it would bend nicely to make it easier to deal with the bends in the opening. Just a thought from someone who tends to over think things.
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 01:12 AM   #5985
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by fixrite View Post
If you did the handrail to match the one outside on the deck that would look nice. I would then make a smaller trim to use on the floor, being that it would be very thin, it would bend nicely to make it easier to deal with the bends in the opening. Just a thought from someone who tends to over think things.
You're not the only one...but I try to keep thinking until I arrive at a workable solution and then get to it.

I won't be doing any fancy laminated cedar railing where the glass goes as I just won't have the time for that. I might use cedar and I'll pick some nice boards, but no laminating.

On second thought, I could possibly rip a red cedar board and add a yellow cedar strip either dead center or perhaps offset to make it different. Just a single extra lamination wouldn't take too long. I'll have to see what's here for that.

But for now, I'm just concerned about getting the carpet done and I'm leaning heavily towards the wood strip trick.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.