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smoothcrim
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"awesome nic! how big is it going to be?"

22'x24' 1.5 story with a full dormer

8/16/2011 3:11:31 AM

smoothcrim
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almost done but need to do the interior now

8/17/2011 8:55:43 PM

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Any reason you didn't go with a taller door/ceiling? Also what kind of tree is that hanging right over top of it, cause you are probably going to want to go ahead and eliminate that. Also dont skip gutters at least on the side where the door is.

[Edited on August 18, 2011 at 2:53 AM. Reason : dfasfds]

8/18/2011 2:51:49 AM

smoothcrim
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garage door was standard 18x8. my tallest vehicle, the f250, fits with about 15" clearance and I don't see myself ever having a taller vehicle. I'm thinking about putting a covering on the side with the door that extends out 12' or so to park my trailer under. the tree on the left is oak and the one on the right is a pecan tree. i'm not sure how i feel about removing them as they provide a LOT of shade, both for my house and yard.

also, i thought about a lift but 4ish feet of clearance under the vehicle is plenty for anything I actually care to do. I actually HATE fixing stuff and just want to go fast but I have come to conclusion I trust no one in the area to work on my stuff but me. the last time I paid someone to do work it resulted in 2 low sides that could have killed me in different situations (they didn't tighten my rear axle nut)

[Edited on August 18, 2011 at 7:53 AM. Reason : I also wanted to reclaim all the space in my house from parts and tools]

8/18/2011 7:47:24 AM

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Just dug a 200 gallon pond out in my backyard to start my yardcrashers weekend, will post pics tomorrow.

8/20/2011 9:52:14 PM

DeltaBeta
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Hey tomorrow came and went, son...

8/24/2011 2:25:00 PM

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6 hours ago this was just a baller ass ceiling.
Now, it's a baller ass ceiling with a remote controlled ceiling fan/light fixture.
The future is bright.

8/30/2011 12:51:51 AM

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"garage door was standard 18x8. my tallest vehicle, the f250, fits with about 15" clearance and I don't see myself ever having a taller vehicle"


Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but there is no way that garage door is 8' tall. It's slightly taller than the step ladder and about the same height as the door on the side so it looks to be 7'. Which is fine if it is since most vehicles fit through a door that size anyways. Just making sure you weren't really expecting an 8' door

8/30/2011 7:18:47 AM

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^^ nice. remote control fans are great. The previous owner of our house had 3 of the 4 ceiling fans replaced with nice remote control ones and they have been awesome. I plan to replace the last one at some point

8/30/2011 7:55:13 AM

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^ This is the third one I've installed. The first two were replacing a light fixture, but this one was a little more difficult because there was no light fixture or wiring there. Had to cut a hole in the sheetrock above the light switch to run the wiring from the switch into the attic, cut the hole in the ceiling, hang the fan, etc.

One bedroom still has an old brass and faux wood ceiling fan from the 80's.

[Edited on August 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM. Reason : s]

8/30/2011 12:42:32 PM

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"Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but there is no way that garage door is 8' tall. It's slightly taller than the step ladder and about the same height as the door on the side so it looks to be 7"


Garage door is more than 7', ladder rungs are 12" and there is more than 12" above the top of the ladder. The door sits on a sill which raises it up and also does not account for the casing above the door. The garage door is going to be slightly taller than the opening so that it can seal. add up all of those small discrepancies and you have a 8' garage door. It is def not a 7' door. The opening is going to be a few inches less than 8', but he obviously didnt want the standard door which is 7' tall

8/30/2011 2:48:44 PM

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Ok, I guess the door is 8'. I was looking at the opening space for a car to fit through. When I was building houses I always ordered garage doors based on the size of the opening. So if I were to call my door guy for that garage, I would have told him it was an 18x7 opening.

[Edited on August 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM. Reason : garge not house]

8/30/2011 3:22:54 PM

smoothcrim
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funny story, the door was supposed to be 8 feet but I never measured it until the questions posted in the thread. it's a 7 foot door, but my truck still fits. unfortunately I do not believe it fits with a bike in the bed.

8/31/2011 3:08:28 PM

wolfpack0122
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for you on that

8/31/2011 6:28:29 PM

specialkay
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I wouldnt call it a funny story, I would call that a major oversight by the contractor. Did you get any kind of recourse for them messing up a pretty big detail like that? I would be pissed as hell. Seems as though the garage door opening size would be one of the most major details of a freestanding garage. No way in hell i would pay 30K or whatever you said it was costing and have them fuck up that kind of detail.

That and my van wouldnt fit in a 7' garage.

9/1/2011 7:21:22 AM

Senez
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Starting working on the cabinets in the kitchen. I'll try to snap some (admittedly) boring pictures for you guys.

9/1/2011 12:58:02 PM

nacstate
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Finally finished the retaining wall on monday by finishing up the steps. Now if it will stop raining so they can fully dry out and cure.

9/6/2011 2:02:28 PM

YOMAMA
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Nice work - where did you get those timbers form and do you mind sharing the price you paid?

9/6/2011 2:07:24 PM

nacstate
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Talbert Building Supply in Durham. Their system was down when I ordered them so my invoice doesn't have prices. I think the 6x6x8's were around $20 and the 6x6x12's were around $25. $50 for delivery, I think the total was like $600 for 12 of each.

I still have 2 of the 12' left with no real use for them if anybody wants to take them off my hands.

9/6/2011 2:58:20 PM

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Finally making some headway on putting crown moulding in the living room (having to do it by myself so its sloooww going)

New wall for tv & a/v equipment.


Wall with crown up (still need to sand filled holes and do final coat)


First long wall and inside corner nearly done...


[Edited on September 11, 2011 at 8:23 PM. Reason : .]

9/11/2011 8:22:41 PM

Arab13
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Are you just glueing it up there?

9/12/2011 1:21:44 PM

Talage
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Nah, I'm nailing it and glueing at the joints. Those polls are just to hold it in place to check the fit and to lift long runs since I'm going it alone.

9/12/2011 6:38:19 PM

Senez
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Pictures of the cabinet progress thus far. Just finished the corner cabinets today and got those hung.


Refrigerator will be on the left.


Double oven in the middle.


Looking towards the front of the house, stovetop on left side, sink under the window, and dishwasher on far right.

9/13/2011 9:39:31 PM

mikey99cobra
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Looking good! Can't wait to see it finished.

9/13/2011 10:19:52 PM

Senez
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I'll probably be in an old folks home by the time it's done, lol

9/14/2011 7:47:38 AM

CalledToArms
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haha. That is the frustrating part of a lot of DIY stuff unfortunately.

9/14/2011 7:51:13 AM

Senez
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No kidding, not to mention the cost involved in this particular project. We haven't even started talking about drawer and cabinet hardware, fixtures, tile for the back splash. I'm broke now so I'll be beyond broke when this is done.

9/14/2011 7:59:01 AM

nacstate
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closed in under the deck for extra storage and to clean up the look a bit.




[Edited on September 18, 2011 at 11:49 PM. Reason : o]

9/18/2011 11:48:39 PM

CalledToArms
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Looks good. I've been thinking of doing the same at some point.

9/19/2011 8:23:31 AM

nacstate
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Thanks. It wasn't too bad a job really, took my FIL and I like half a day and only cost about $100 in materials.

Side view kinda shows the little door we framed in near the wall.



Now I just need to get rid of that ugly white lattice around the lower deck.

[Edited on September 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM. Reason : pic]

9/19/2011 9:22:48 AM

YOMAMA
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where did you get the lattice and what size lumber did you use to make the frame?

9/19/2011 10:16:31 AM

nacstate
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Got everything from Lowe's. The framing is 2x2's attached to the deck supports with the lattice attached to the back side of the 2x2's. For the side with the door we added a vertical 2x4 on either side of the door buried into the ground and attached to the deck frame at the top.

9/19/2011 11:04:56 AM

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This is a small display table i made; The lighter colored wood is reclaimed old-growth fir. Ive been getting into finer woodworking and this was a good skill-building project (I don't know why the photo uploads rotated ???)

[Edited on September 20, 2011 at 5:37 PM. Reason : ]

9/20/2011 5:37:18 PM

Prospero
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Took about 4-weeks, did all the work ourselves including tiling, fixtures, and hardware (except for electrical rough-in, plumbing & drywall)... pretty much the first 2-weeks (after work & weekends) was demolition as we had some VCT on nice cutback adhesive (asbestos) most-likely

Before
(after 1-day of demo)

After



[Edited on October 2, 2011 at 10:19 PM. Reason : .]

10/2/2011 10:18:12 PM

NCSUWolfy
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^ that looks great!! really like the square sink and the little storage thing next to the sink. streamlines that area and makes it look more modern

10/2/2011 10:30:43 PM

Prospero
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Thanks, it's our only bathroom in our house and it's only 48 sq.ft. including the tub.

Here's another shot more like the before:

10/2/2011 10:34:34 PM

NCSUWolfy
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i used to have a bathroom with that exact layout except it was slightly bigger so it had a bigger counter/sink area

in the original pics you don't notice the moulding details on the window & door. i had to go back twice to see if you added that in or if it was already there in the original

10/3/2011 9:58:17 AM

Prospero
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yea, it's a traditional craftsmen bungalow so i didn't want to mess with the beautiful woodwork. living in a craftsmen bungalow we wanted to make it modern (with modern conveniences) but stay true to original time period, hence the octagon floor, subway tile, black stripes, pedestal sink, etc. the house has some great built-in millwork and molding, we just patched some divots and painted them.

10/3/2011 10:54:21 AM

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Gonna be building a potting bench for wolfpackgrrr

Wanna do something like this:


Any tips/hints?

10/8/2011 9:42:19 AM

aimorris
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damn I want to buy a cheap house and remodel it after seeing this thread.

10/8/2011 5:29:26 PM

ncstatetke
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i want to make a homemade Ikea Expedit bookcase

anybody done this or know any good plans?

10/9/2011 12:07:22 PM

Gzusfrk
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Which one? I'm thinking of doing one like this:


We're going to lay it horizontally along a short wall in our bonus room upstairs that has slanted ceilings. We haven't made the design yet, but my husband is going to go through and do that. We want it slightly deeper, so that we can use it as a TV stand or a bench if we wanted to. I think we're going with a cubby size of about 1 1/2 square foot each, with a 2 1/2 foot depth, or something along those lines. We don't have the plans yet, but we'd be happy to share them when we're done, if this is the kind you're wanting (and not the one with multiple layers, etc).

10/9/2011 12:43:49 PM

ncstatetke
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i was thinking about doing a 2x2 or a 3x3 because it'll be for my record collection

don't want it too tall

10/9/2011 3:24:40 PM

Gzusfrk
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Then this probably has plans for what you want: http://ana-white.com/2010/07/well-i-did-promise-you-i-would-work-on.html

10/9/2011 3:38:03 PM

Senez
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Slow progress is still progress.



Almost all of the cabinets are built. Need to go through and paint them again. Then we'll work on the fronts and doors.

10/9/2011 5:24:30 PM

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"Then this probably has plans for what you want: http://ana-white.com/2010/07/well-i-did-promise-you-i-would-work-on.html"


Ha! I actually built one of these for my wife just yesterday, and used these plans! It only took about an hour and a half. I'll try to post some pics, pre-wood filler and paint, then once the wifey paints it.

10/10/2011 10:49:52 AM

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I sort of want to terrace my backyard, but I don't know where to even start

[Edited on October 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM. Reason : feel free to PM me if you have any knowledge on this subject]

10/17/2011 7:27:59 PM

YOMAMA
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Who knows where I can order 1 or 2 palates of stone to make a dry stack wall?

10/19/2011 2:11:01 PM

smoothcrim
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^there's a stone place on 401, can't remember the name but it's towards fuquay

Now that the racing season has died down, I got around to finishing my entertainment center. a semi-dodecagon meant for table top games and finally having a place for all my video games








[Edited on October 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM. Reason : anyone got some pro tips on removing tile grout haze?]

10/24/2011 7:08:48 PM

Ronny
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I'm sure the storage is handy, but I think it looked better before.

Still, good work and sweet project, just a different preference I suppose.

(And I think they make stuff specifically for removing grout haze, I'd check home depot or something)

10/24/2011 7:21:39 PM

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