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 04-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #7531
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I actually managed to get some work done today while the wind was blowing outside...something that I have been studiously avoiding for as long as possible. Carpet on the first half a dozen stairs. Quite a difference when you walk on them, and much better looking than painted plywood.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-new-stairs-1.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-new-stairs-2.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 04-28-2013, 12:53 AM   #7532
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I intended to add the facing plywood as I went, but only about half the pieces are stained, and none have been Varathaned. So that will be for another day.
__________________
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 04-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #7533
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 6,624
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Wow, absolutely beautiful Keith, your pictures are so clear it feels like I can reach out and touch them. All that beauty comes with a lot and I mean a lot of work though, that has to feel good seeing all you have done. Thanks for sharing 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 (04-28-2013)
Old 04-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #7534
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Morning Jim...yes there's a fair bit of time in each tread there. I hope to be able to get three or four more done today.

The weather was supposed to be wet today, but the sky is almost 100% clear and the sun is just now coming up. So I may be forced (hehehe) to work outside...you know how it is.

Here's a shot looking over towards Ladysmith earlier this morning as the sun had just hit Vancouver Island. The moon is still well up.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-l-s-moon.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 04-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #7535
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 6,624
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I was just fixin to ask you how the weather is up your way. Good deal, it has to feel good to get outside and work for a change.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #7536
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Pretty good day today on the stairs, all but the very bottom tread is now done. That one requires a special curved moulding around the end of the step, which I will work on tomorrow.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-15-treads.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 4 Users Say Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
Amateuralex (04-29-2013), BigJim (04-29-2013), frenchelectrican (04-29-2013), gma2rjc (04-29-2013)
Old 04-29-2013, 11:47 PM   #7537
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Well, I did manage to get some work done on the curved moulding for the bottom tread. Looks like it is going to be quite a job and take more than a little time.

The first thing was to get the wood strips that I cut some time ago all glued up and clamped to the jig that I screwed to the tread.

Can't remember how many laminations I used, I'll count that tomorrow in daylight...but it looks like this.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-stair-moulding.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 04-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #7538
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Hmmmmm...it's pretty hard to see what's going on there, but that is the outside part of the moulding.

Now there needs to be the top inside part made up, and I cut some more strips for that this afternoon.

Then I glued up about half of them inside the first part of the moulding, but without actually gluing the two parts together. I need the top part to get all glued up separately so I can run it through the planer. That is still in the clamps.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-thin-moulding-1.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-thin-moulding-2.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 04-29-2013, 11:56 PM   #7539
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Also got the posts cut for the railing which is to go around that lovely opening in the bedroom floor. But no pics of course. Maybe tomorrow...but if this gale force wind drops before morning I hope to go over to Ladysmith for a bit of a fun day. If the wind is still up (gale warning still in effect right now!) then it will be carrying on with work here. One way or the other, there should be something in the works for tomorrow.
__________________
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 User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (04-30-2013)
Old 04-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #7540
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Here's what I mean by needing to keep the two pieces separate. Now a total of 18 pieces in this lamination...
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-curved-moulding3.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-curved-moulding-4.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 04-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #7541
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


As usual, I have more than one thing on the go at the same time, and the next big job will be to get the railing done around the big opening. The corner post was the only one which needed special cutting to fit right into the corner...the rest are pretty straight forward.

The little bits sticking up in the air will be used as a jig to glue up the long curved handrails with. More fun coming up I think!
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-cnr-post.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 4 Users Say Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
Amateuralex (04-30-2013), BigJim (04-30-2013), frenchelectrican (04-30-2013), gma2rjc (04-30-2013)
Old 05-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #7542
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


The stair moulding is almost done. After putting it in place to test the fit it needed just one more thin lamination to be wide enough.

That is in the clamps now waiting for the glue to set up.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-almost.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-test-fit.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-1-more-piece.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 05-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #7543
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


The posts for the floor opening are sanded, first coat of Varathane applied.

Won't be here today so next coat will get done tomorrow.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-floor-posts.jpg   Gulf Island Building.-floor-posts-1.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 2 Users Say Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (05-01-2013), gma2rjc (05-01-2013)
Old 05-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #7544
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Just one more coat of Varathane to go on the stair moulding and she's done.

I should be able to get it installed tomorrow along with the carpet.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-moulding-varathaned.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 05-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #7545
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,367
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Three coats on three sides of the posts. Tomorrow I should be able to three coat the last sides. Beautiful weather forecast for the next week! Yaay! About time too.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-posts-3-coats.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
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.