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Old 12-12-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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Compared to what most of you do, this is a pittance. But I just finished a project for my wife's sister & her husband.

They added a family room. I built in oak bookshelves (that she decided to paint white...), built a hearth & mantel, tiled around the fireplace, and trimmed out the base, windows & doors.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Got a quick before & after pair of pictures...




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Looks good. nice work!

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Well done... I'm considering built in bookshelves similar to the set up you have.. I'm curious.. did you buy standard shelving units, custom, made yourself? If you bought standard, did you ahve to customize or build trim around to make finished?
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Well done... I'm considering built in bookshelves similar to the set up you have.. I'm curious.. did you buy standard shelving units, custom, made yourself? If you bought standard, did you ahve to customize or build trim around to make finished?
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Nothing was standard. I ripped 4x8 3/4" oak plywood to 11" widths. On the outside edges I glued/nailed 3/4" oak trim.
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Wow it looks great. Good job.
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You call that a pittance??

Sheesh, any time you want to drop by my place you can put in all the pittance's you like!

That's an excellent job, particularly the fitting of the tiles on the surround, just excellent!
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Hi, I posted a question yesterday under the painting section about updating the look of an old brick house. I tried to view your response but its no longer available. I have a similar post
under the roofing section. I would love to know the advice you had. Thank you!
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oh by the way... you did a great job with your project
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Hi Brandie, your post is now in "Building and Construction", sorry for the difficulty and confusion.

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oh by the way... you did a great job with your project
Thank you!

Hey - you started two almost identical threads about your house. One is in "roofing" and one is in "building and construction." The one I made comments on is in "building and construction."


Looks like you and your fiance' have a fun task ahead of you!
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yes we do!

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