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by bananabobs
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: are you smarter than an architect?
Replies: 14
Views: 7480

Architects are pretty much high-class whores.
Philip Johnson

I called my Architect a lady of ill repute...in the middle of other colorful words, he said Philip Johnson said it first
by bananabobs
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cherry Capri out of retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 4219

Thanks Sky, great to be back and back to stay a while. The last 3 years have been a roller coaster. I closed my Cabinet shop and took a job with the City of Los Angeles as a carpenter. Yep! put on the ole bags and I'm swinging a hammer again. Had 4 grandchildren, lost my rental property, and turned ...
by bananabobs
Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cherry Capri out of retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 4219

Man things are a little slow around here, I'm gone for a while, when I return a post I made 1.5 years ago is still on the first page?
Where is everyone?
Where is Cherry Capri?
Damn.
by bananabobs
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cherry Capri out of retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 4219

Cherry Capri out of retirement?

It was great to see Cherry Capri out of retirement at Tiki Caliente, ageless, redheaded and beautiful. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a230/bananabobs/8959x4c0da2cb.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a230/bananabobs/11327x4c0c9e71.jpg http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a230/bananabobs/11355x4c0b...
by bananabobs
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 3997

sorry to redirect this conversation for a moment, but, asbestos is no joke. you don't want it floating around in an occupied house especially with young children around. granted you will be applying solvent which will help weigh down the asbestos because it like other airboure particles cannot fly ...
by bananabobs
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Holmby Hills, A. Quincy Jones, 1955 for Gary Cooper
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Holmby Hills, A. Quincy Jones, 1955 for Gary Cooper

In 1955 architect A. Quincy Jones built a modernist wood, stone and glass house for actor Gary Cooper and his wife in Holmby Hills. 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath. 5700 sq ft home on one level on 2.4 acres.
200 Baroda Dr. $18,900,000
http://www.lindamay.com/
(Photo to follow)
by bananabobs
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Encounters - LAX Theme Building
Replies: 15
Views: 7362

Is the scaffolding gone from the building? Nice to see you again, bananabobs! (If you played the name game with bannabobs, would it be bananabobs-banana-bana-bo-bobs or just banana-bana-bo-bobs?) Thank you, I've been around...some very tough medical situations in the family have keep me busy, every...
by bananabobs
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Encounters - LAX Theme Building
Replies: 15
Views: 7362

I blogged my 15-minute visit in August 2005 visit with lots of night pictures here: http://thelope.blogspot.com/2006/04/future-was-so-cool-in-1961.html My thanks to Freddiefreelance for posting the lava lamp site and Nichols for posting about the Sotto interview. Wish we could have eaten there. I f...
by bananabobs
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA Palmer & Krisel MCM Living Conditioned H
Replies: 53
Views: 9500

Updates?
by bananabobs
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: "Seamless reinvention of classic post & beam"
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Yes it is pricey however, location location location. Top of Brentwood!
by bananabobs
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

To quote M-M;
Welcome to Pleasantville... Thank you in advance for keeping our discussion Light Hearted, Positive and FRIENDLY!
by bananabobs
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

And here is the reply... HI, we are in Iowa, the house is in Iowa, yes we were just made aware that the listing shows Dallas for some reason. I will go and edit it today. Yes we moved from Orange County and are doing our best to restore our home! Thanks, if you have anymore questions, please feel fr...
by bananabobs
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

"WE'RE going through!" The Commander's voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. "We can't make it, sir. It's spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me." "I'm not asking you...
by bananabobs
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help restore a Richard Neutra Home
Replies: 24
Views: 3278

Rather than clucking around like some old hens...has someone asked the seller these questions? I did...I'll post the answer if I get one. (It does sound a little fishy eh?)
by bananabobs
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Looking to hire Vintage Gal
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

by bananabobs
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Boomerang Formica, revisited
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

I buy Boomerang Formica from my hardwood supplier, I pay $78 a 4x8 sheet, sometimes it takes a few days to get it but don't let anyone tell you it is discontinued. The Coral is pretty tame in my book... BTW installing formica has never been easier, the water based contact glue is so easy to use, rol...
by bananabobs
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing Doors from Colonial to Modern
Replies: 14
Views: 1436

I hang about 10 -15 doors a month, I have templates for most situations, 3 routers, 2 planers, a roll of sharp chisels, the coolest lockbore set you have ever seen and a well built door hangers table, about $3500 in tools for doors alone. I still tremble and sweat a door hanging, especially a front ...
by bananabobs
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior lighting for a 50's contemporary rancher
Replies: 43
Views: 6613

Well I will have to go against the grain here, I feel those lights are very appropriate for a ranch. In the San Fernando Valley those were used on many ranch style houses but they were gas lamps. I know they are not real nelson bubblish, but they are very ranch IMHO.
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: robbhouston on Next American Band...
Replies: 16
Views: 2204

You were robbed, (no pun intended) I voted and I watched, you guys had it all, however remember the old show business adage, never work with kids or animals and the kids won again. Still the silver lining has got to be the huge exposure you got! This can only be the beginning not the end. You guys r...
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 5838

Naw, the four 2x4's will do just fine.
Can someone get this guys phone or address and find out what the heck he ended up doing, the suspense is killing me.
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Main Beam cut in half H E L P !
Replies: 68
Views: 5838

This is going to come off arrogant... I see people buy tools or material at Home Depot that they have no right being close to much less owning, watching them tie their proud new purchase on the top of a soccer limo with twine furthers my opinion. For many items they should require a license. Photos ...
by bananabobs
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 5442


The benefit of Low-E, it cuts the UV that does so much damage in a house.
by bananabobs
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2337

by bananabobs
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2337

I'll bet big money on Douglas Fir. The one picture you posted, the extreme close up clinched it for me. There is different grades of DF, and different companies interchange them, usually "exposed" is the best framing grade. However, here where it gets weird, the better the grade, the less ...
by bananabobs
Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2337

for MonezMod. here are some of my thoughts after looking at your photos again... are you sure you have pine? could it be white ceder? hard to tell from the photos. Photo? Sheesh, I didn't notice that there was a photo! That looks like pine, I doubt that it would be white cedar, I have not seen whit...
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2337

Actually, you need to *fur* it out. Fur out ! The furring might as well be screwed to the (hidden) rafters, no SDR Rafters??? I suppose that this is not a flat roofed structure so it would be into the ceiling joists, but on a flat roofed house, are they joists or rafters? Bob, by shiplap do you mea...
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2337

Re: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling

I don't think the wood has ever been stained or sealed.... . I'd still hold to my main point - keep the patina. Three disclaimers: • I don't know if pine patinates to the same degree as redwood If I can throw my two cents in, is it like 2 x 4's or 2 x 6's? then it is probably Douglas Fir not pine...
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 6952

the new kitchen will be ikea's nexus yellow brown with white boxes. we do like the ikea line quite a bit and it seems to fit really well in the kitchen as well as in the budget... all cabinet/hardware, etc. is clocking in at about $5K, not including appliances and countertop. Sound good, very nice....
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 6952

oh, sorry, did i go off subject again? i was holding a nice hinge, never installed, from ikea. you mentioned that you had replaced ikea hinges with blum... i was just surprised to see that the ikea were blum. and really well made. Maybe the IKEA going to New York has better hinges than those headed...

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