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Old 02-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Remember the ugly 2x12s on the 2 walls of the new dining room? I decided to do a wrap around knick-knack shelf for the wife to hide it! Drywalled it, primed and painted, then created oak shelfing and trimmed it out in walnut.
I made it all easily removable for painting, and today she's bringing the new curtains home! yay!
....she loved it until she saw I had put a few of MY things on it.... as you can see, they are no longer there. heh heh
Still undecided if I should go all the way around the room or just the 2 walls with a smaller maybe 2 foot shelf that could round off? Or just butt the ends?
Any opinions?

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Old 02-08-2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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I think it would look nice going around all four walls.

Also, how would it look if you hang the curtains from the bottom of the shelf on a rod held up by brackets made from the same kind of wood the shelf is made of?



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Old 01-04-2011, 08:37 AM   #3
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I think it'd look a little strange....
But I DO need to get back to doing casements/trim now that the major crap is done and it's winter, so I can't do much outside.

I think I spend too much time on these silly magic boxes I make... lol

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nice looking, thought out work dm I love the mountain lumber advert below, they're just down the street from me
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The ads are area specific if I'm not mistaken. I don't see it. Now, for me here, they'd probably post one for the good folks at Big C Lumber in Schoolcraft, Mi. .....if they had one. I like this lumber yard for various reasons... topmost being free delivery! And I've spent thousands there and saved hundreds I'm sure in delivery from the BB stores. (usually $50 or $60 bucks!!!) A few of their items cost a dollar or two more than the BB stores, of course, but the free delivery WAY more than covers that. Po)
Keep up the good work guys!

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Well well! So you FINALLY answered almost a year later! Do you know I've been sitting here in front of my computer waiting for a reply? I haven't left the house and have barely stepped away from the computer - even to sleep.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get to the grocery store. I'm down to my last 3 coffee beans and 1/4 cup of milk/cottage cheese.

- I'm just giving you a hard time.

Are you going to do the windows in the other rooms the same way?
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One piece casements for super easy painting, yes, wooden slats as blinds, no.

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Okay, so it has been two years nearly since you did the first part of the shelf up there...how did it end up?
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That shelf is full of knick-knacks, the south wall with the 6'X6' windows is still unfinished. I've been too busy doing the inspectable things to the rest of the home.

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Well, one thing at a time. Pretty much the same thing around here...

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