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Old 12-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #5986
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Keith, how are you going to finish the face of the edge of the hole, 1X? Maybe you could make a nice "L" shaped strip like you were talking about to cover the top edge of the 1X and lip over the carpet. Just throwing out options to maybe spur some thoughts.

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Keith, how are you going to finish the face of the edge of the hole, 1X? Maybe you could make a nice "L" shaped strip like you were talking about to cover the top edge of the 1X and lip over the carpet. Just throwing out options to maybe spur some thoughts.
When I first made the hole I covered the edges with some thin yellow cedar.

Anytime there is proximity to a knot in yellow, it doesn't bend smoothly. Well, there was a few of those and it doesn't look so great now.

I might just get something simple like 1/8" mahogany plywood and cover the yellow with strips of that. Whatever it is I don't want to be spending a ton of time doing it.

I will be ripping something this morning for the top edge of the carpet.
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I found enough rough wood down in one of the wood sheds to make up some trim for the floor.

I think I will be needing more to finish it off, but this should work OK to cover the edge of the carpet. If it takes a couple more pieces to get over the edge and into the hole, then so be it. One step at a time.
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OK...I pulled a few boards out of the floor and nailed on a couple of pieces of the trim wood.

I think it's going to be all right.
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Added the floor trim around the inside this morning.

Then spent some time stretching the carpet from the hole side back to the wall. It's a slow process, but it's close to being done now.

The missus was adding a second layer of glazing to the kitchen door downstairs...one pane was broken. So I had to remove that before she could finish the job.
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I don't understand the hole? I guess I don't see the big picture. dorf dude...
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I don't understand the hole? I guess I don't see the big picture. dorf dude...
Oh sorry...I thought I explained that before.

It's a divorce hole...when the missus gets me really annoyed I just give her a hip check into the hole...instant divorce!

(Now don't anyone go taking me too seriously OK.)
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I just know someone is going to get on my case for that...so the real answer is that it is a hole right over the solarium. The missus will have that filled with plants soon enough, and they can grow to be whatever height they like right through the hole.
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With thanks to that Archimedes fellow, the bed has been moved off the hole and back on to the main floor.

As soon as I have finished the last piece of carpet up against the windows, the 2 x 12's will go and the divorce hole will become more obvious.
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'Tis all covered now.

Last night I was trying to stretch the last piece of carpet into place, but the angle at which I had to do it put a big twist in the carpet which simply didn't work.

It finally dawned on me that I could just lay several 4 x 4's up against the front wall, and that would give me a push from the right direction.

Just some final trimming now and add the last couple of pieces of wood around that hole.
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As of yesterday afternoon, we were still trying to figure out how to get full sheets up. Unfortunately wife number 2 cannot lift anything over her shoulders. Except for food, of course. So I made a really tall saw horse, I suppose you shouldn't call it a saw horse at that height, should you?
The plan was to sit one end of the sheet on top, then jam a deadman under the other end to get the sheet tight to the ceiling. Then go back to the first end and start nailing it off.
Here's the whatever-you-want-to-call-it.
looks like you borrowed saw horses from kareem
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I bet you are glad you are coming in to the final stretch. A house starts to look final when the carpet is done, you did a great job Keith.
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looks like you borrowed saw horses from kareem
Kareem Abdul Jabbar? Do I have that spelled right?
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Congratulations are in order on having the absolute most inspiring thread ever at DIY Chat.

This should be post number 6000 to the thread and I'm glad to have been a part of it.

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You beat me to it Bud. I was going to use post #6,000 to wish everyone a happy new year.

But post #6001 will work just fine for that...

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

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