Tornado Recovery

Discussion in 'General Home Improvement Discussion' started by Gary, Dec 30, 2016.

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating:

  1. Mar 22, 2019 #181

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    I got roll top cloth from our next door neighbor when I built the cubby's 20+ years ago. He had some left over from a job he'd done, and let me have enough to make these. I cut bottom slat/handle on the CNC. Each cubby has an outlet, so stuff can be put away without unplugging.

    Got the last coat on the drawers and doors today. Master Bathroom 3 21 19 1.jpg Master Bathroom 3 21 19 2.jpg
     
    zannej likes this.
  2. Mar 22, 2019 #182

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    11,064
    Likes Received:
    1,549
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Well, looks like you're getting serious about finishing this project up. :thumb:
     
    zannej likes this.
  3. Mar 23, 2019 #183

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    Oh wow! I love the rolltop cubbies & the wavy pull for it. What does rolltop cloth look like? I don't think I've ever seen it. I do love rolltop stuff.

    Cabinet doors look beautiful!

    I really need to get working on my bathroom.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2019 #184

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Yea, I think I may just see the end of this project pretty soon.

    I'm not sure what the cloth is made of. But it's designed specifically for roll tops I guess. It's been 20+ years and still works, although I admit we just leave them open most of the time.
     
    zannej likes this.
  5. Mar 24, 2019 #185

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    I have one more coat to put on the threshold before I install it, window casing to make and a short punch list and then I can call the project done.

    Master Bathroom 3 23 19 2.jpg Master Bathroom 3 23 19 4.jpg Master Bathroom 3 23 19 5.jpg Master Bathroom 3 23 19 6.jpg


    Master Bathroom 3 23 19 1.jpg
     
    zannej likes this.
  6. Mar 24, 2019 #186

    tuffy

    tuffy

    tuffy

    well-known member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    kirksville missouri
    Wow! Really nice.
     
    zannej likes this.
  7. Mar 24, 2019 #187

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    It looks awesome, Gary!
    I like how the toilet has some privacy in the little space. I hadn't been paying attention to the toilet's location before. Shower looks fantastic.
    I like how there is a raised shelf area on the vanity. I don't know why, but with the wood trim & green & shape it reminds me of a pool table (not a bad thing IMO).
     
  8. Mar 24, 2019 #188

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Thanks Tuffy.

    Thanks Zannej. yea, our guest bathroom, originally the only bathroom, is set up the same way.

    The vanity is actually 2 single vanity cabinets put together (had to change the door swing on one) and 2 lower kitchen cabinets as bookends to get the difference in height. The counter tops and upper cabinets I cut on the CNC, so it's sort of a modified off the shelf set up.

    I had a small leak in the shower panel. Turns out (pun intended) that 1 fitting needed an extra turn. Got the soap dispensers up, thermostat installed and the door threshold installed. All that's left now is a good clean up, there's a little grout haze that needs to be wiped off. Tub needs cleaning and all the bathroom stuff has to be moved back into the cabinets.

    The upright cabinet is a storage cabinet on the top, middle door is a clothes chute to the washing machine in the basement and the 2 bottom drawers are just fake to cover the chute. That's another deal the guest bath has from way back when it was the only one.

    Pretty much down to just the window trim now. But, that might be a later project as the sign business is getting very busy, as it usually does in the Spring.

    Found some clear bumpers for the wall the shower door stops against. They pretty much disappear, so they look a lot better than the weatherstripping door seal I was originally planning to use.

    Oh, and I still have to put the tile-in drain cover in, but I seem to have misplaced it.:( I'm hoping it'll show up when I clean the shop.
    Master Bathroom 3 24 19 1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
    zannej likes this.
  9. Mar 26, 2019 #189

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    I'm glad you found the leak before it could become a problem. I love how you made other types of cabinets in to one big piece & it looks great.

    The laundry chute thing is so cool! We don't even have basements out here. Can't dig deep enough without hitting the water level to make one-- unless it's on a hill (natural or artificial). I miss having one. Loved it as a kid. We used to play a game where we would talk to one another from the floor above & the basement through the vents/registers. My aunt had a laundry chute in the floor in her house, but she had to secure it closed bc her cat kept falling through it.

    Clear bumpers sound good. That's something I might keep in mind in case anything like that is needed in my house.

    The signs should be interesting, but I know they are a lot of work. I love seeing the ones you make (when you have time to take pics). I hope you find that drain cover soon.

    I like the wall clock. Is it Sunbeam brand? I have a somewhat similar one that has the clear stuff in between the edge & the clock face. It makes it look like the face is sort of floating. I liked it so much I made a 3D model of it for Sims2. I think it was my most popular download on the modthesims site. LOL.

    I hadn't even thought about putting a clock in a bathroom.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2019 #190

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Yea, the clock keeps us on time in the morning.
     
    zannej likes this.
  11. Mar 27, 2019 #191

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    Well, more efficient than my method of shouting "Mom, what time is it?" when I'm in the bathroom.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2019 #192

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Got a start on the window trim. I have some scrap HDU sign material, that I probably will never use, so rather than buying trim, I thought I'd use up the scrap. I had to do some repair work on the CNC wiring harness, so I thought I'd run the pockets tonight to make sure everything is back in working order, so far so good. I hope to run the 3d file for the detail work tomorrow. Gotta' keep at it as the sign season is upon me. If I stop before I get it done, I have a bad habit of not getting it done at all. :(
    Master Bathroom 3 31 19 1.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
    zannej likes this.
  13. Apr 1, 2019 #193

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    Oh, I hear you on the stopping & not getting around to things. My bathroom has been in the works for 10 years. But this thread really inspired me to get off my keester & actually get stuff done on it & I hope I'll have the floor done by Friday.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2019 #194

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Got a couple more parts to cut out tonight & then I can start putting things together. Master Bathroom 4 2 19 1.jpg
     
    zannej likes this.
  15. Apr 3, 2019 #195

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    That is so cool! Can that material be stained? Or are you going to paint it?
     
  16. Apr 3, 2019 #196

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    I.m going to try my hand at a faux finish. We'll see how that goes.
     
    zannej likes this.
  17. Apr 3, 2019 #197

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    I probably don't have to tell you to practice on some spare scrap. LOL. What kind of look are you going for?
     
  18. Apr 4, 2019 #198

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    Got a couple parts assembled and a coat of water putty applied. I mixed the putty about the consistency of pancake batter and applied it with a paint brush. Once coated I dabbed it with the brush to hide the brush marks & give the part texture. It fills nail holes, small gaps in seems & joints, and makes the assembly look less like assorted HDU parts glued together and more like one solid piece. Once I get all the parts to this stage, it'll be time for paint.

    Master Bathroom 4 3 19 1.jpg
     
    zannej likes this.
  19. Apr 5, 2019 #199

    zannej

    zannej

    zannej

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,799
    Likes Received:
    575
    I've never even heard of "water putty" before. The trim pieces look awesome though!
     
  20. Apr 5, 2019 #200

    Gary

    Gary

    Gary

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    400
    I've used Water Putty for a few projects. It's wood putty in a powder form so you can mix it thin like I did or thick like regular putty. Works pretty good.
    I painted the parts with a white base coat. Then yellowish tan with a sponge to get a texture. Then drizzled gold metallic over it to get the veining. Gave all that a clear coat to seal it. Then painted over that with dark brown and used a rag to wipe it back off a little at a time, until I got the patina I wanted. Let that dry and gave it a final clear coat with a little pearl mixed in to give it a iridescent look and blend all the layers together a little. Got a little more pearl in the clear coat than I intended, but it's not getting redone now. It's just the master bathroom, so my Wife and I are about the only people that have to look at it.

    It's all done with HDU foam board, except for the window sill, which is PVC.

    Now if I can find that tile-in drain cover, I'll be done with this project. Master Bathroom 4 5 19 1.jpg Master Bathroom 4 5 19 2.jpg
     
    zannej likes this.

Share This Page