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Old 12-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #16
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Had not looked at the bigger pictures. Just looks like drywall mud on them. They are plywood scraps from elsewhere. As bad a job as they did building the stairs, who knows why anything was done.

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Everytime I go back and look at the pictures I see something else wrong. The stairs on the right have the end grain of the wood trim sticking up.
The top piece across the stairs should have been run all the way across and the vertical piece should have ended below it so end grain would show.
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They certainly had no idea what they were doing.
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Everytime I go back and look at the pictures I see something else wrong. The stairs on the right have the end grain of the wood trim sticking up.
The top piece across the stairs should have been run all the way across and the vertical piece should have ended below it so end grain would show.
They need to run some bull-nose to wrap the carpet or trimanyways. It should hide.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #20
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What is the "setting bed"?
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Bud--I think you added the wrong link---this one doesn't fit the situation---
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oh boy....

What's the finished floor going to be? 3/4" ?
The baseboard looks like it's spaced off the floor that much to allow for hardwood flooring to slip underneath?
I would have put my hardwood down first, then baseboard to it.

The baseboard coming down the stairs is 'busy'. If you like that look then okay.
Craftsman-wise....not okay.
Alternate method would have a sloped skirt board following the angle of the stairs. Not as busy as all those little pieces.

Observation...the rise of those steps doesn't look correct.
If the two floors are to be covered with the same thickness of floor (not same material) all the risers should be the same height.

2nd observation. I'd be concerned with the construction of the stairs also.
With the obvious miscut on that left stringer, they were struggling on how to do this.
Why would you leave a 1-1/2 " gap??? At least scab, screw and glue a filler piece.

http://i.imgur.com/McnBUl.jpg

Where were you when they cleaned up and said...."there.... that looks awesome"?.....

Have you paid them?
Is it too late to redo?
Set them down at your computer and let them read some of the comments about their "boatbuilding" skills.......

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Bud--I think you added the wrong link---this one doesn't fit the situation---
Actually it is the correct link. I wanted to draw attention to the fact that these two threads are one-in-the-same. Not sure what the OP is up to 'cause this isn't making any sense. I don't understand why the tile installation in the one picture would be removed in return for the shabby and shoddy work the other pictures show being performed.

Maybe the OP could explain.
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Well--now I completely don't understand---This is beyond my grasp----I'll just go away and come if called-----
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As a trim carpenter, I have been told to do just what you see here a few times. It is tough to do, especially when the treads are in place and you have to scribe around them. It is usually a result of poor planning and choices on the part of the designer or whoever is running the show. The one thing that the carpenter was guilty of was poor joinery as has been discussed already,
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Actually it is the correct link. I wanted to draw attention to the fact that these two threads are one-in-the-same. Not sure what the OP is up to 'cause this isn't making any sense. I don't understand why the tile installation in the one picture would be removed in return for the shabby and shoddy work the other pictures show being performed.

Maybe the OP could explain.
Hi Bud & everyone else that has been helping with this. Bud, here I'm asking about the baseboard installation; that's all. On the other thread I'm asking an entirely different question (setting bed). We had the travertine pulled and are replacing it with wood flooring. All I'm doing here (forum) is trying to find out, as you pointed out, if the work IS "shabby and shoddy". I didn't want to cross post and thought the two posts were unrelated.

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Pretty ugly……….just the fact of them running the base before the wood floor screams red flags to me.

Those steps should be skirted, there should not be base there. It didn’t look to bad in the tile pic but it's WAY to busy now.

It does take both threads to get the whole picture.

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