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by afigure
Thu May 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you replace these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Should I stick with the corrugated sheets? The pitch is not that steep.
by afigure
Thu May 06, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you replace these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Thanks for the prompt response and product recommendation. Is the Lexan translucent? The pics I saw looked opaque, but thanks I cant wait to look into this further and promise to post pics of the transformation, when completed.
by afigure
Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you replace these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Would you replace these?

Im not sure what you call these but I think they are fiberglass and they cover a few patios around my house. They are dingy and the seams show. I powerwashed them last year without good results. Would you replace these? If so, with what. Would plexiglass work, should i choose clear? I really want to...
by afigure
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: What does KD stand for on vintage tulip knock off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Well all i really discovered were these chairs seem to have come out of Canada. I ended up buying them and am really happy with them. For some reason, i can justify vintage knockoffs. They appear to be very well made. And if I can pick up a couple vintage Knolls, I think they will blend rather well.
by afigure
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: What does KD stand for on vintage tulip knock off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

I bought the set

The table and chairs came from Canada from 60's/70's and are all stamped KD. I am pretty happy with the set, I figure if I can find two more Burke or Knoll chairs I will be all set and they will blend pretty well. Thanks for your help.
by afigure
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: What does KD stand for on vintage tulip knock off?
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Nope, but here is a picture of the chair. Does this look like a Burke chair, the seller is offering 4 but I eventually want to buy2 more and want to make sure I will find a comparable match.

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by afigure
Thu May 08, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Uncoverd original flooring under the dishwasher
Replies: 7
Views: 677

When you say the backing has asbestos, is it in the actual material or the adhesive used to bond it to the floor? Also, you mentioned This Old House episode where a company still manufactures it. Is it possible to match old floor or still buy old stock? Luckily I still have the original plans of the...
by afigure
Thu May 08, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Uncoverd original flooring under the dishwasher
Replies: 7
Views: 677

So do you think since the subfloor was laid over this linoleum, the nailing or stapling probably ruined it ? Since we are planning on ripping out the current flooring (peel and stick tiles), we were looking at getting a new floor. If this floor is intact and safe I would consider going back to the o...
by afigure
Wed May 07, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Uncoverd original flooring under the dishwasher
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Uncoverd original flooring under the dishwasher

Hi there. Does anyone what what this is? My house was built in 59'.It has a harder feel than vinyl. I discovered this under my dishwasher that was being replaced. There is a subfloor/piece of wood sandwiched between the current flooring and this flooring. I am assuming the subflooring was nailed or ...
by afigure
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sanding beams on wood ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Sanding beams on wood ceiling

Hi there. I have posted I think a year ago regarding my too dark ceilings. I am seriously thinking about sanding. Not the planks but just the beams. I think the wood maybe douglas fir, though I am not positive. The beams appear to be stained with a semi opaque stain of some sort. Has anyone tried th...
by afigure
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

by afigure
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Yah, I know I would use it a lot. I am one of the bath people! But I will continue to live with it and maybe use the money to do one of the many other projects I've got my mind on. I want to install flooring throughout the house, refinish the basement, garage, so many things.
by afigure
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Futura- You are absolutely right. I was starting to feel a bit guilty about even thinking about replacing it when there is absolutely nothing wrong or broken about it. I think I'm quite lucky to have all the original 'matching' fixtures. After all, the little ones still fit in this tub, they think i...
by afigure
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

I have lived this with tub for 1.5 years. Unfortunately for me this is our only tub and I am a bath person. I have the original plans I may check out the tub dimensions and see what else there is available with these dimensions. I know I would only be gaining a corner but I'll take it :)
by afigure
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1869

Let's talk tubs...

My home has it's original tub. It's square shaped with the built in corner. Nice that's it's original, not nice to bathe in (very uncomfortable with the built in corner). Has anyone here replaced theirs, with something...well, square shaped, that worked for them? Pushing out the wall to make room fo...
by afigure
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: It's dark in here!!! Suggestions for interior lighting?
Replies: 35
Views: 2761

rockland- Hi! I do have some track lights mounted from the center beam of my house (cheap HD ones). I know I love the look of the light wash on the wood ceiling. But I am not sure I want to 'litter' my house with track lights (haven't found any that were not ugly or too noticible yet). Like a previo...
by afigure
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: It's dark in here!!! Suggestions for interior lighting?
Replies: 35
Views: 2761

My flourescents buzz and are wrong color. I replaced the ballasts (sp) recently and they are still a bit noisy. I use cool white but it creates yucky office light. I tried a warm tube but that seemed too orange-y. I really like the idea of trying to re-adjust the soffit and aim at the ceiling though...
by afigure
Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: It's dark in here!!! Suggestions for interior lighting?
Replies: 35
Views: 2761

SDR: I painted the inner part of the soffit and behind it white too. It's funny but since painting the outside of the soffit white, it packs more punch light wise off than when the light is on. So I don't regret painting it white. Thanks for the suggestion of trying a different angle, what type of l...
by afigure
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: It's dark in here!!! Suggestions for interior lighting?
Replies: 35
Views: 2761

Hi Jeffro

I have the same exact problem and very similiar ceiling to yours. I am lucky to have soffits with an outlet up there so I do have some lighting (flourescent) up there. To be honest, it is of little help. I painted the soffits white (both sides) and it provides a little ambient light. I also adding a...
by afigure
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone here have bamboo floors in their home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Heidi- Thank you for responding. Any chance you would know the brand? If not don't worry about it. :) I really want to retain the original character of my 1959 "California ranch". About 80% is original and I like it that way. However, it was built with wood subfloor with carpet in mind, so...
by afigure
Thu May 31, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone here have bamboo floors in their home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Does anyone here have bamboo floors in their home?

Considering bamboo floors for the main living are of my mcm home. Care to share any pictures/ experiences with your bamboo floor? I have been reading up on bamboo and found that many people have been disappointed and don't want to be the next one to regret their choice. I am considering a light colo...
by afigure
Fri May 18, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

I'm leaning towards a wood floor of some sort, as it's a pretty large open area to other parts of the house. We have original cork in one bedroom but it's finish is pretty worn off and it's currently covered with some Flor carpet. Cork looks nice but not sure about a large area. I am looking for a l...
by afigure
Thu May 17, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Flooring options

Hi! I am looking to replace the flooring in my 59 mcm home. Right now it's very worn berber over wood subfloor. Just wondering what type of flooring you all have in your beautiful homes. I do like the look of bamboo but know it has some flaws as well, I looked at Marmoleum but ruled that out. The po...
by afigure
Sat May 12, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: later century(70's) chalet/ modern with elements of mcm?
Replies: 17
Views: 2748

I always thought my house was chalet like

Like yours mine has the exposed wood vaulted ceilings. Lots of wood, stone and brick. Here's a shot of the side of the house. Not sure what the style of the house is, it was built in 59 but reminds me of a chalet too.


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by afigure
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 18599

outdoor patio

I asked this same question not too long ago. I couldn't find anything right in terms of vintage, and after looking all over the place I found something nice from Lands End of all places. It's a teak dining table with benches. I am very happy with it and think it has a simple modern feel. http://www....
by afigure
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: don't want teak to turn gray- what do I do?
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

don't want teak to turn gray- what do I do?

Hi. I bought a new teak patio set. It will be sitting under a covered pergola but still will be exposed to the elements. Most people say to leave teak alone to weather to silvery gray, but I don't want that. Can anyone make a recommendation? Should I use oils, sealer? Is any particular brand the bes...
by afigure
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally in my "new" home - Kansas City - NOW WITH
Replies: 25
Views: 6956

I have the same chair w/ pointed arms

It's been sitting in my basement, waiting to be refinished.
Yours look great! Do you happen to know the manufacturer
or date of these? Thanks! :D

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