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Old 02-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #16
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I've decided to forge ahead.

I'm going to put a coater of sealer or primer over the "wet spot" and keep going.

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So this was the week I was supposed to get a big jump on this project. I took the week off of work. I woke up sick as a dog Sunday and really wasn't myself until this morning. Sunday while I was sick the internet went out. Long story short. The ISP blamed it on me, I disassembled my computer setup trying to fix it, then the ISP called and said Whoops it's us but didn't get service back up until today(Wednesday) and it somehow screwed up my router so all the settings had to be redone. Then there is a dead mouse in the attic over one of the closets. We sure can smell it but after 2 hours searching I couldn't find it. And finally I was able to start working on this confounded closet.

The "closet" is in the basement of a split level. I noticed today that in one various places there are some moisture stains on the bottom of the wood paneling. I had thought the 23 year old paint had just faded, I was wrong.I don't think it was ever soaking wet just damp. The wood is still solid and undamaged but there is some light mold in places. The carpet I pulled up in that corner is spotless and clean. I sprayed Concrobium Mold Control on the affected areas that I am going to build over but now I'm having concerns. I don't think this happened recently either so I'm not too concerned about leaking. Any thoughts on what I should do?
If the moisture spots could be from your duct not being sealed and causing condensation. it also could be that the paneling is touching your concrete floor and wicking up moisture if your in a basement also if you are on top of concrete you need to be using pressure treated wood for your base build.

as far as the electrical goes it you should be able to pull it back and put in a junction box to splice in a new wire.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:25 AM   #18
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Does it really have to be pressure treated? I've already built the base. Not the end of the world just another step backwards I don't want to take. What if I just replaced the two pieces against the outside wall with Pressure Treated Wood?
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Code says treated on the floor. My experience says wet treated wood grows mold and wet untreated wood rots. In a 'dry' area of the basement for non load bearing not to be inspected situation you can make the call.

Nice work on the duct channel.
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Update:

I have built 5 of 7 MDF boxes.







After I finish the next to boxes I have to pull them all out. I need to level and secure the base, finish the cold air return, and move the electrical outlet.

I am going to move the fish tank and pull the wall board down behind it. I have a dead mouse problem back there...long story. I will add the outlet there. I am thinking that I don't want that would there anymore. so I need to decide whether to use drywall or MDF there. Someone suggested earlier to make it a feature wall which I think is a good idea. As usual I value your opinion and experience.
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Once I level the base should I secure it to the walls with screws or let it float free? There will be a lot of weight on it. I don't think it will move.
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So my daughter walks in the day after the above pictures and and asks when I'm replacing the "seventies paneling". Big mouth. Then I watch over the next few days as my wife starts thinking about it. My wife said she decided we would change the paneling in a few years. That would mean removing part of the closet. So a month and a half later the closet is in the same state but all the paneling is gone, drywall is up, taped, and painted. I have also talked my way out of the 32" TV that is in the room to a 55"!!!

I'll get back to work on the closet soon.
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I have finally finished this project. My wife is very happy with it so that makes it all good. Thought I'd post some pictures. FYI the project changed in the middle. I had a contracter friend look at it and he was very concerned about my intention to make the facing and door from MDF. He was afraid the Screws would pull out. I decided to use Pine 1x's and that led to me buying a table saw which in turn led me to watching tons of DIY videos which led to my wife deciding she wanted a natural wood look instead of all white.

I completed the backside of the cold air intake. I had a friend move the outlet out of the cold air intake and away from the closet.


Instead of making big heavy 3/4" doors with decorative strips glued to it I learned how to make dado cuts.

So I built doors from pine 1 by's and maple plywood.
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I finished with clear satin polyurethane which looks great until you get close, then not so good. I decided to leave it.

This is with the facing and no doors.


This morning after I finished it.


I decided to make the cold air intake plate myself. I used leftover pine and I bought the metal grate at big orange.I put some metal plugs in the back of the wood that the screws screw into...I forgot what they are called!

Next project is the floor in this room.
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That turned out nice. Good job.
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Thanks MT Stringer.

I just added up all the materials and it is still cheaper than the unit we were going to buy at IKEA. Plus there is a lot of leftover materials that I can use on a future project.
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I just got to thinking. You did a good job. But watch out. If you walk into your kitchen and your wife is standing there looking at her cabinets, you might be in trouble!
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We just had the kitchen redone two years ago so I'm good there. I did open my big mouth though. She asked what I was planning to do with the leftover materials and I said I was thinking about building some cabinets for the laundry room. Yeah me, who needs free time anyway?
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They look great.
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I just want to add something incase someone is considering a project like this. If I were to do this again I would pour self leveling compound on the floor first. I had a terrible time leveling the base of this. I am now going to do the floor and discovered that I have to pour it anyway and would have saved myself some grief by doing it first. To be honest I didn't even know there was such a thing as self leveling floor compound!!!
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