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What home improvement work did you do today?

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by atrinh15, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Dec 13, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Very nice! You, Sir, have skills!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    12ft tall Japanese maple in the front that I do every year for my wife. Keeps getting bigger and longer to do. 16 100 count led strings. Every branch and ziptied to the limbs every 4 inches. Over 1100 zip ties ( I know this because I have bags of 1k per bag ). Also, to separate some of the branches I use wooden kakabob scewers and spray paint them brown to blend in with the limbs. Started at 9 am yesterday and gave it life at 10 pm last night. Literally 13 hours with th wife bringing my meals and cocktails to me. Might be why it took a little longer haha. Just my ocd I suppose...
    Pics do NOT do justice but....

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  3. Dec 13, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 Let’s color match it

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    Thanks!!
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    15% front/5% rear tint. Aftermarket remote start from JRT w/ tech12volts.com. Swingcase. LED headlights, fogs, & switchbacks. 6" ReadyLift w/ Bilstein 5125s on rears. 20x10 w/ -19 offset Hardrock Painkiller Exposed. BFG KO2 325/60R20. Front bumper spaced 1/2", removed mud flaps.
    Wow. That's devotion!
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM
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    Thsnk you. We really enjoy it. I love doing it for my wife as this is her favorite holiday. I told her when I was done that I deserve a TRD Pro shifter knob. She said of course you do. Buy it! We both win haha
     
  6. Dec 13, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Hung a few pictures in the dining room. This is why we do picture rail in most rooms - no holes in the walls!
    I use 50# monofilament for the hanging “wire” with swage leader sleeves to secure it, and #0 screw eyes on the backs of the frames.
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  7. Dec 13, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Thats always a clean option to hang pictures. Very smart! I noticed your home has rosettes and fluted trim. Do your door casing also have plinth blocks at the base of them? This is common on many Victorian trimmed homes.
     
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  8. Dec 13, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    That is a great install
     
  9. Dec 13, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    Yes. And 5-1/2 tall base boards. When we designed it, we drew a lot of inspiration from old Victorian-styled farmhouses - so very practical layout with every space having a purpose and getting used, but tried to still put some nice little details into the trim. We’re still working on it (moved in 15 years ago), but that’s how it goes.

    I actually made all the rosettes and plinths myself.
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  10. Dec 13, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    Very nice attention to detail! I like the molding profile you used on the top of your plinth blocks to compliment your base board trim. Did you go with any judges paneling as well? I’ve always been a fan of the details in Victorian homes.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    No, we felt judge’s paneling would be too formal for our house. We did do chair rail in the powder bath (and split the paint color above/below). Also planning on eventually adding crown to a few rooms that don’t have picture rail. Might add chair rail to the dining room too...to actually protect the walls from chairs!
     
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  12. Dec 14, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    I dropped two new electrical lines into the ceiling of the garage to plug in some shop lights and then another ceiling outlet for the garage door opener. The prior owner just had the opener plugged into an extension cord that was zip tied to the garage door track and then dangled down the wall to the outlet. Soooo much better now.

    Next up is to run another line for the new spotlight security camera I bought last week. Not looking forward to that attic work at all...
     
  13. Dec 14, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    We use velcro.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Similar for us. We use this stuff.

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  15. Dec 14, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    CodyP

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    Does this count as home improvement? My girls sure thought so.

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    It sure does!
     
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  17. Dec 14, 2020 at 9:31 PM
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    That’s about the most picture perfect snowman I’ve ever seen. Cute girls too...I miss those ages...
     
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  18. Dec 14, 2020 at 11:19 PM
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    Haha thanks. I put a little effort into the shape but they were just SO excited that there was finally enough snow to build a snowman! They fully enjoyed it and the ensuing snowball fight afterwards.
     
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  19. Dec 15, 2020 at 1:20 AM
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    Started rearranging the garage the other day.


    Hung up the softopper and ramps.
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    Since my queen has three sets of wheels and tires, hung the tire rack in her garage, not mine.

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  20. Dec 15, 2020 at 3:48 AM
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    So we got a waterfall type faucet. The tub came in yesterday so I will take some pics of the area. Plumber should be at the house today or tomorrow.
     
  21. Dec 15, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Very cute young ladies!
     
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  22. Dec 15, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Thank you. Makes me scared for them to grow up around the likes of boys, like I was back in the day!
     
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  23. Dec 15, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Yep, as I've always heard, "what goes around comes around" LOL. I'm sure they will grow up smart and level-headed. Just keep a baseball bat handy..
     
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    Impressive work!

    Do you mind sharing what type of wood was used and what did you do to get that unique finish? Also where was the wrought iron sourced from? I've been wanting similiar like for my Queens office space.
     
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    Yep. I’ve been drying out rough sawn redwood pickets for a few months. The panels are sanded ply, and I used the redwood for the frame. The door frames are pine, since the redwood can be kind of weak to hold hinges. After assembly, I sand the rough sawn down with 220, just to knock it down. Stain with dark walnut, then spray finish. After this, the rough sawn is super rough. Knock it down with 220 hand sand again, then thinned down wipe on finish.
    Here is the barn door hardware, which I had to modify.
    EaseLife 8 FT Double Door Sliding... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HZK6BN2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
     
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    Any builders on here with home placement on lots can help me out?

    we are looking at the lot attached. We are wanting to build a 2000-2500 square foot home with attached garage. We need to figure with the setbacks 60 ft from the road, 25ft sides and 15 ft rear if it’s possible to put a house on this site and a detached 35x25 garage with a breezeway. And have some back yard.

    we’re meeting with a builder on Saturday to see what they can do but it would be nice to figure it out a little now to put a deposit on the lot. The 84 feet on the roadside is the concern.

    @BlueRibbon4x4
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    2500 sqft house with 20x20 garage and a detached 25x35 shop. Approximate*
     
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    thanks looks like it might work for us. Appreciate you posting that
     
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    Thanks for the tag, but I do believe @1UPPER is more qualified to give you the advice you’re looking for.
     
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    So got the tub in place kinda so the plumber has an idea what we are doing. 72CAE251-5885-42A4-8E55-79630F87E0A9.jpg5714C828-08FF-4BB3-8214-63F816C7E9CB.jpg
     
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