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M-Funf
01-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Or, how to spend your holiday vacation if your a psycho like me...

So, my wife and I live in this hundred year old house that has been an ongoing project for the last two years. We've completed a ton of work in the last two years, and there are many more to go. Over the holidays, I completed a "cosmetic" project that is the start of a major transfomation. It appears that the wainscoting was removed from parts of the house for one reason or another. The only room left with it is the dining room. So, we decided to put it back in.

So, I spent probably 60 hours milling, ripping, cutting, fitting, sanding, sanding, sanding, and finishing (X5) this paneling for the wall. My wife absolutely loves it, and is now anxious for me to complete the stairwell and upstairs landing. This wall is almost 9 feet long. The rest is about 45 feet...oh noes!

The material is Mahogany. The panels are 1X12's milled to 1/2" thick, the baseboard is a 1X10, the cap is 1X6, and the trim pieces are 1X2 with routed corners to match the trim in the dining room (I'm sorta "a"-retentive about things matching pretty exactly)

Anybody else have projects like this?

Plaster removed (supervisor checking my work):
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/pa4ace0066957d9425848bb58669fb5d8/f09df5a4.jpg

Paneling going up:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p353f2ad0f3dcf5807b9fb80bde06c0fb/f09df593.jpg

All done:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p94ebb38e3639e88d134caf6b5c69fdca/f09df911.jpg


Whaddaya think?

M-Funf
01-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Here are a couple more shots of the finished wall:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p56fd7cccb4bd1cb746a5124db42eac84/f09df8e6.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/pbbeca0e413c90039a9b095b1d37095f5/f09df8cb.jpg

Oh, and yes, you do see brown paint on the trim around doors and on the stair bannister. It's my wifes job to scrape all the paint off the trim :rolleyes: I'm just faster than she is...

SKI*MC
01-11-2006, 08:43 PM
Very nice, i hope all that hard work is paying off!

Andrť
01-11-2006, 08:47 PM
Very very nice work Man!You CAN be proud of yourself!
I can appreciate the labor and passion that you did put in that work!
Now,about those brown door frames...
Good work!

I am in a similar project of perpetual renos and posted the before and after pics last year but it seems that those pix are gone ...
Lots of Pine planks available to me...

Footin
01-11-2006, 09:00 PM
Looks great.

MarkP
01-11-2006, 09:07 PM
Wow thatís a lot of work. Just milling had to take hrs!! Did you start with rough cut lumber?? You sure are doing a nice job. I would love to see other shots of the house..

whitedog
01-11-2006, 09:16 PM
Very very nice. Live in a house with 100+ years of experience also. Never ending restoration but its worth when you finish a project. :)

sassydog
01-11-2006, 09:25 PM
GAWD! your fixer upper is just about my dream. i'm union carpenter and i also build furniture on the side. looks like you did a damn good job bro! i would love to own a home like yours with endless possibilities. although i would definately do my reserch and remodel the house to keep it acurate with the time period in which it was built, you have any intention of doing that? or are you just doing your own thing?

erkoehler
01-11-2006, 09:29 PM
Looks awesome so far, get it done before summer returns ;)

BriEOD
01-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Wow! :eek: Looks great! You do excellent work. Be proud of that. :headbang:

Sodar
01-11-2006, 09:35 PM
That looks awesome! Is it a craftsman style house? The wainscoting looks like the interior is at least craftsman. Either way, it looks great!

Cloaked
01-11-2006, 10:14 PM
Most excellent and attractive... Great job!

jimmer2880
01-12-2006, 10:04 AM
Wow... that really looks nice. Ohh boy did you mess up. NEVER do a job that nice. Now, she's giong to want you to put that throughout the house!:eek:

RexDog1
01-12-2006, 11:13 AM
Awesome job, looks great

Nice woodwork
:toast:

Maristar210
01-12-2006, 01:01 PM
Holy Crap Man

Those pictures set me back in my seat. Very impressive. I'll bet your wife is happy which translates into.......

Well you know...

Good Work!!!!

Steve

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 01:10 PM
...Just milling had to take hrs!! Did you start with rough cut lumber?? You sure are doing a nice job.

Well, sort of. The plaster that was removed was 1/2" thick, but I couldn't find any 1/2" X 12" mahog., so I used 1X12 and planed it down to 1/2". I filled two 60 gallon garbage bags with sawdust from my collector, and I'm still cleaning the sawdust out of my ears...

[size=2]I would love to see other shots of the house../size]

I'll post a link to some others...

you have any intention of doing that? or are you just doing your own thing?

We got lucky. This house had been in the same family since 1904 when it was built. The title changed names to next generations...so we are basically the second owners.

Unlike most old homes, they never moved any walls, added on any significant rooms, or tore out any of the features. That was one of the things that attracted us to the home. They did add bathrooms (a sewer system was not in place until about 1920 or so I think) and remodeled the kitchen, but that was about it.

Our plan is to return it to it's original style, or as close to that as we can. It helps that we are in a historic neighborhood, which means that we can't just do anything we want.

Is it a craftsman style house? The wainscoting looks like the interior is at least craftsman. Either way, it looks great!

The style of the home is different than anything else in the neighborhood. We're not positive on the actual style, but it's most like Colonial Revival. Most of the time, when people ask, we just say it's a victorian...If you look in my photos, you'll see a picture of my boat in the front yard. If you can tell me what the style is, I'd be most appreciative...

Ohh boy did you mess up. NEVER do a job that nice. Now, she's giong to want you to put that throughout the house!:eek:

DOH! too late...

Holy Crap Man

Those pictures set me back in my seat. Very impressive. I'll bet your wife is happy which translates into.......

Well you know...

Good Work!!!!

Steve

Yes, I do know :D


Thanks for all the kind words, guys! I'll post a link to some more pictures for any of you who are interested. You'll especially like the garage!!!

peason
01-12-2006, 01:11 PM
Great job! looks like all the hard work paid off.

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 01:22 PM
So here's the front of the house. The silly looking aluminum awnings have been taken down since they were probably added years after it was built.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/129_2916.JPG

Any idea on what style this is???

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 01:28 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of projects we've completed:

Custom wrought iron fence/gate in the front yard:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p893169c9f71acc4d286166296c74fad6/f1856497.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p44bff27540b76d407d39771f42124596/f18564bc.jpg

New deck off the back of the house (old one was dangerous):

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid193/p534f758b53439cad714503db38330ab9/f1856612.jpg

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 01:32 PM
One more of the deck...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid194/p7822b481b16e4139a4746cefafb63900/f171551c.jpg

900 Square feet of heaven:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/pc298f0d79b0e44261ad3c4c13bd55185/f1a81f44.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/pa173a3a434f38f0be9f46e936f07d717/f1a81ef0.jpg

Allright, that's enough...If I can find some pics of the inside, I'll post them up later (sorry to any of you on 56k)

Sodar
01-12-2006, 01:38 PM
I do not know what you would call the style of your house. I love the deck though, it is beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Leroy
01-12-2006, 01:43 PM
Looking great M-Funk!


Lot of work and thought has went into this! Love the wrought iron fence!

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 01:54 PM
Love the wrought iron fence!

Nothing says "KEEP OUT" better than spikes :D

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 02:21 PM
One of the biggest projects we undertook was the refinishing of the floors...When we purchased the home, there was wall-to-wall carpet throughout. We knew there was a beautiful wood floor underneath, so we decided that we needed to remove all of the carpet and refinish them. Of course, being the psycho's that we are, we decided to do this ourselves...and lived through it (and we even still like each other).

Of course, you never know what you'll find after you pull up the carpet:

Here's the dining room before. Yes, they had painted the floors with multiple coats of porch paint...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p8e8d84e3cd54b94a0a755756104d882d/f09b8a19.jpg
and after:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p16472490676a089578b0eb86de672fe1/f09b89f4.jpg

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Living Room before:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p5c1de09afdde72d76548eaf21d56b21c/f09b8a05.jpg
and after:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p0655452de9c601a8354dab817a204530/f09b89df.jpg

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 02:24 PM
A couple of shots of the DR with furniture back in. This is the wainscoting that I was duplicating, only we won't paint the new stuff...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/pceb439c76e73aa38e0f0fd5872a6b518/f09b89cf.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/pfb3998ebf9b9694879dcba504ec40efd/f09b8979.jpg
:toast:

MarkP
01-12-2006, 02:49 PM
Thatís the shots I was looking for.. Great work!! That dining room is killerhttp://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif.

erkoehler
01-12-2006, 03:15 PM
Man, you do awesome work....have fun doing it, you enjoy it more in the long run!

ski_king
01-12-2006, 03:18 PM
Great looking photos, great job!

Almost make me want to start another one myself.

Kevin 89MC
01-12-2006, 05:52 PM
Wow, awesome work! I've done a fair amount of remodeling, and like I tell people, you gotta really love doing it, but even then it's still a bit@# sometimes. Lots and lots of work . . .it never ends!
I refinished all the hardwood floors in my first house. That was probably the messiest job I've done. Either that or cutting some of the plaster walls in my bathroom. Dust got EVERYWHERE! And the smell from the polyurethane from the floors made all the clothes in my closet reek for days! Ahh, the memories . . .
Very nice house, and work so far. Keep it up, but don't let it interfere with time spent on that awesome boat!
Kevin

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 06:00 PM
don't let it interfere with time spent on that awesome boat!Kevin

Thanks. That's not even the boat that needs the work...THIS is the boat that needs work :rolleyes:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p243c5e3cda8452f32911bb383e07f317/f09b22d4.jpg

Mag_Red
01-12-2006, 06:51 PM
Nice craftmanship my man! :toast: As you well know I'm inthe middle of the houseboat remodel and now :rolleyes: building custom cabinets in my bathroom. After I was told the 48'vanity and the 18" pantry unit were going to cost over $1000 :eek: , I decided I could make em for half the cost. :rant: I'd post some pics but the little one borrowed the camera two weeks ago.

sassydog
01-12-2006, 06:59 PM
he man for future refernce, you should make an outlet plate out of the matching wood and paint the plugs so that outlet really blends into the wall, similar to wood floor vents in hardwood flooring. now that would be cool

M-Funf
01-12-2006, 07:19 PM
Nice craftmanship my man! :toast: As you well know I'm inthe middle of the houseboat remodel and now :rolleyes: building custom cabinets in my bathroom. After I was told the 48'vanity and the 18" pantry unit were going to cost over $1000 :eek: , I decided I could make em for half the cost. :rant: I'd post some pics but the little one borrowed the camera two weeks ago.

Mag,
I really like the houseboat remodel. That's awesome work! I don't know about the buy vs. build thing. I'm building a wine cellar in the basement of the house soon, and was considering building my own racking system. When I detailed it on paper and priced out the wood, it was going to cost me the same without labor!!!

I'd post some pics but the little one borrowed the camera two weeks ago.

By "borrowed" do you mean they hid it somewhere?

Mag_Red
01-12-2006, 08:44 PM
No....... I meant borowed :purplaugh She was supposed to return it last week-end :rolleyes:

Kevin 89MC
01-13-2006, 11:31 AM
Thanks. That's not even the boat that needs the work...THIS is the boat that needs work :rolleyes:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p243c5e3cda8452f32911bb383e07f317/f09b22d4.jpg
Holy cow! Now THAT'S a restoration project! What kind of boat is it?Good luck, and take pictures!
Kevin

jake
01-13-2006, 12:46 PM
Any idea on what style this is???

It's a classic "Dutch Colonial". Identifying features are the gambrel roof and the window structure. It's textbook.

this link is to a google image search on "Dutch Colonial"

Google images: dutch colonial (http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-38,GGLG:en&q=dutch%20colonial&sa=N&tab=wi)

jake
01-13-2006, 11:26 PM
Here are a couple more shots of the finished wall:

Just curious...why did you choose Mahogany? Is that what the stairway and the other trim is? Rest of the house seems to have painted white trim and wanes coating.

M-Funf
01-16-2006, 01:39 PM
Just curious...why did you choose Mahogany? Is that what the stairway and the other trim is? Rest of the house seems to have painted white trim and wanes coating.

Sorry for the delayed reply...I was not at the computer all weekend. The house originally had finished wood trim around the doors and windows. The doors were all finished wood as well. The house framing is all Redwood, and the floors are Fir. We will be taking it back to unfinished wood (except the dining room). I wanted this to complement the other materials well, and the Mahogany just looked the best.

M-Funf
01-16-2006, 01:41 PM
It's a classic "Dutch Colonial". Identifying features are the gambrel roof and the window structure. It's textbook.

I guess that's it, then!

Thanks.

M-Funf
01-16-2006, 01:42 PM
Holy cow! Now THAT'S a restoration project! What kind of boat is it?Good luck, and take pictures!
Kevin

That's a subject for another day, but so you know, it's a 1954 Higgins 19' Sport Speedster. Powered by a 390ci Cadillac V8. :D