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  1. Jan 21, 2018 #61

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    Oh wow! That is gorgeous! I love the color and the design. I also like the furniture in the hallway. The little desk is very pretty.

    Great job! Are you making wood outlet and switch plates? or will it be in antique brass or oil rubbed bronze or something?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2018 #62

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    Thanks zannej. They'll be oil rubbed bronze to match the door hardware.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2018 #63

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    That's what I was thinking you'd go with (given the color of the door hardware). I bet it will look fantastic when you're done.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2018 #64

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    Nine switches all together. I have a couple files set up for the laser engraver, to mark the switch plates to keep them straight.
     
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  5. Jan 27, 2018 #65

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    Got the switch covers engraved. I burned the letters in just enough to make them readable. Didn't want it to stand out too much, just enough to read. Actually the closeup shots with flash makes the lettering stand out more than it really does. Now I don't have to flip switches until I find the one I want. :hide:


    Next project is the second floor of the same wall. The work schedule is picking up, so this might be done on an extended time frame. I've been putting this wall off for a long time though, so I would sure like to put this project in the rear view mirror sooner rather than later.

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  6. Jan 28, 2018 #66

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    Oh wow! I didn't realize the wall was that high. Looks beautiful though. I love the labeling. Looks great!
     
  7. Jan 28, 2018 #67

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    Yes, it's around 25' to the peak.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2018 #68

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    Are you the window washer?

    Beautiful home by the way.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2018 #69

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    Yea, I am, but I have 2''x12''s cut to lay across the crown mouding to the catwall, so I can reach the window from upstairs. I'll be using those to finish the frame & panel wall upstairs too.

    Thanks Bud. We've been at it for a good many years. Slow & steady.:trophy:
     
  10. Jan 29, 2018 #70

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    Ahem. just glad you didn't spell it with an 'N':rofl:
     
  11. Jan 29, 2018 #71

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    I thought you'd want to come help. :clap:
     
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    Thanks for asking, but I am slowly and steadily doing stuff around my own house. I wish I had more time for projects.
     
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    Got the oak panel installed on the second floor. Work is getting busy, so this phase may take some time. Lot of CNC work planned for the window.

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    Ooh, I really like the oak paneling! Looks beautiful!
     
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    Thanks zannej. I got about as far as I could today with the framing. Next is the window sill shelf. Spent the rest of the day designing the parts for shelf to be cut on the CNC. Got it all set up, got the oak glued up, then ran out of gas.

    I needed corbels for the shelf. I found these on Amazon for $32.00 ea. I thought about the material cost & time it would take to make my own and decided to take this expedient short cut. These come pretty close to matching the oak leaf design I used on the entry door header.

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  16. Feb 7, 2018 #76

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    Got a good start on the window shelf. Still have to glue up the top rail, a little more trim and wire the outlet.

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    I love the shelf! The corbels went along very nicely!

    I also love the bullseye rosette plinth blocks on the door off to the side. The blue wall color is very nice too. That's a color I was thinking of painting the walls in my mother's bathroom (right now they are wood panels with fugly green stripes printed on them).

    Nice little chandelier too. I like the bulbs that look sort of like candle flames.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2018 #78

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    Thanks zannej. I'm hoping to make some progress tomorrow.
     
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    Got a little more done today.

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    Wow! That looks beautiful! I never would have thought of adding those accents to the front of the shelf, but I love it!
     

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