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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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Waiting for John Oates to post up... I think we'd all like to see his photos again.

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I am restoring my Tudor house. Same username here as on houzz if you want to see pictures.
Ron that kitchen thread or whatever it's called was awesome to see. What was the wood that was already there that you replaced with the white oak? It looked like oak to me beforehand as well. They put down laminate in our kitchen so we'll be replacing all of that with oak to match the rest of the house.

Right now we're just replacing the appliances and will do the whole kitchen once the funds allow.

Does anyone want the original oven and matching stove and hood from 1965? it's not going to be re-used.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:29 AM
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Ron our shower door is also similar.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Waiting for John Oates to post up... I think we'd all like to see his photos again.

What about Daryl Hall? You know he was the other half....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_%26_Oates


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Old December 8th, 2015, 11:14 AM
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Hats off to you guys. I'll never be doing this kind bad of work myself, just admiring from afar!
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Old December 9th, 2015, 12:57 AM
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The floor was red oak strip, but it was put on top of 1/2in pine and was not under the island or side cabinets so I went with the correct quarter and riff sawn random width extra long pegged white oak planks. In the servants hall it was at the right level so I left it in place and had it refinished. I am on Ron pace with this thing like everything else. Do a little at a time. Maybe this weekend I can get some primer on the kitchen. Leaning toward Ben Moore Kittery Point Green. Georgian Green is too olive. That shower door looks 50s or 60s maybe? I would totally keep that bathroom. I love my Art Deco bathes. The sales listing showed none of them. I say they are the best part of the house. Every one is original and all the house lost was a single toilet (out of 9!) and a couple faucets. ------ Follow up post added December 9th, 2015 01:00 AM ------
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What about Daryl Hall? You know he was the other half.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_%26_Oates .
OverHall was an excellent restoration show if you have not seen it.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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Got the wife going on the half bath. Removing paint on top of wallpaper on top of wallpaper. The PO's sons (in their 50s) painted the entire interior of the house white after we saw the place in May to "get it ready for market" (first pic from before that was done) including over every-single-outlet. Undoing that now. Experimenting in this room. We may do the lower walls in the wood crates that French and other wines are shipped over in.
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That looks to be a small half bath. I think the dimensions of the crate wood is going to make your bathroom look even smaller. The width of the wood is going to give you less space as well. Nickel suggestion, try a dry fit first with just an accent wall and make sure to varnish the hell out of them as it is the bathroom and everything splashes on the walls over time and would make cleaning a whole lot easier.

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Got the wife going on the half bath. Removing paint on top of wallpaper on top of wallpaper. The PO's sons (in their 50s) painted the entire interior of the house white after we saw the place in May to "get it ready for market" (first pic from before that was done) including over every-single-outlet. Undoing that now. Experimenting in this room. We may do the lower walls in the wood crates that French and other wines are shipped over in.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 08:52 AM
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make sure to varnish the hell out of them as it is the bathroom and everything splashes on the walls over time and would make cleaning a whole lot easier.
seal both sides. wine crate wood tends to be open grained fast growing soft wood
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Old December 9th, 2015, 11:22 AM
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That looks to be a small half bath. I think the dimensions of the crate wood is going to make your bathroom look even smaller. The width of the wood is going to give you less space as well. Nickel suggestion, try a dry fit first with just an accent wall and make sure to varnish the hell out of them as it is the bathroom and everything splashes on the walls over time and would make cleaning a whole lot easier.
It's definitely skinny but about 8 feet deep. Short term we're just having fun with it since it'll be the bathroom most will use when we entertain a couple of parties, but longer-term it's already along the back of the house and divides the kitchen from the main family room, so will be getting bumped out the back so that the kitchen and family room can be an open space. Wood will definitely get sealed if we end up going that route.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 11:49 AM
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Old December 9th, 2015, 03:20 PM
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Haha, I haven't mentioned it to her. She's doing her pregnant nesting thing anyway, so I'm sure she will come up with some more stuff to do soon. Pinterest keeps her going usually.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 05:00 PM
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I have a 100 something year old rowhome in DC

Renovations will probably never end.

Ripped out the entire first floor including most of the joists

Replaced all the crappy doors.


Redid the upstairs floors, patched and painted walls, re-hung windows, and repointed the exterior rear wall.

All of this has been done to try to get the house back to something resembling how it would have been. Tried to keep things original where we could. But the house has been a rental property for 100 years with about 30 different owners so its kind of a lost cause. I have a good friend who is a gifted finish carpenter and cabinet maker. We butt heads but he has helped me work wonders and do stuff that the local contracting trade wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

That said, I'm looking to move out...done with this scenario...need a real workshop, space...etc etc...
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That said, I'm looking to move out...done with this scenario...need a real workshop, space...etc etc...[/QUOTE]

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Now just need to find that place that isn't too far away and still has all the things we need.



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Skinny Pete has been in a relationship for over a year with a cool chick. He put that shit to the test early on when she rode all the way to central Maine for winter romp in his classic with no heat and it was subzero after dark. I told him then, better hang on to this one.
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