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by danny leisure
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k
Replies: 14
Views: 5203

What an AMAZING home!!! I can't believe this is listed at only $89k. It looks immaculate from the outside. I would love to see the interior. Too bad it's in Ft. Worth. I'd buy this in a heartbeat if it were anywhere near Denver (but then I guess it wouldn't have such a low price tag, huh?). :roll:
by danny leisure
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 47183

May you be rewarded greatly in heaven for this amazing undertaking! :wink: Seriously, stellar work, and kudos on having the cajones to do this. I stumbled on the post looking for siding options for my new build butterfly-roof studio. I'm hoping to find some pre-milled cedar, but we'll see what I fin...
by danny leisure
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6788

Can you believe there's no Ikea anywhere near Denver, CO?! (Arizona is the closest). There are so many college kids in the Denver/Boulder area that it's not even funny. Not to mention that it's got to be (unfortunately) one of the fastest growing places, as far as number of houses built, in the US. ...
by danny leisure
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6788

Hey there - Those are some great ideas Rockland. Danny, the overhang is 11" which, according to Silestone, exceeds what can be safely left without the overhang. I wish it wasn't so but ahh well. I really like that rounded bracket that Rockland found. Any more ideas, keep 'em coming. Thanks for...
by danny leisure
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6788

My parents installed a Corian countertop which required bracket supports for the over hang. After the third time my brother hit his knee on them getting up from his stool, he announced that he'd never visit again. It's been two years and so far he's kept his word. :o You seriously do hit your knees ...
by danny leisure
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question for you DIY'ers (removing Granite backsplash)
Replies: 50
Views: 6788

Seeking input - if you have put a countertop overhang in and required brackets below - what have you used? Most of the "corbels"/shelf brackets I've seen so far have been pretty bad. How big (deep) is the overhang? I assume you are talking about the area on the other side of the peninsula...
by danny leisure
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Decorative Cinder Blocks?
Replies: 33
Views: 25962

Re: This looks interesting

I just did some poking around and came across this site. May be of interest. http://claytoneproductsinc.com/Blocks_/blocks_.html James I wonder how much shipping from Barbados is. :P Next spring includes an extensive landscaping project with Screen Block; I'm just trying to figure out where the bes...
by danny leisure
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kathy Griffin's house
Replies: 9
Views: 2124

Zillow valued our last house at $1.4 million.

We sold it for $134,000.

:roll:
by danny leisure
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

The less ornate, the better I typically will use a basic design and have use http://ylighting.com/cirrushugger.html often. I do like that one, but my sloped ceiling won't accommodate. And as to the design/vs. function... after experiencing the house with the ceiling fans, I'd never try and do witho...
by danny leisure
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace flue lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Goggles! Unless you want rusty metal in your eyes. Even if a damper is working or can be fixed, having a chimney cap is important. Keeping the weather out of old masonry will help it last. Agreed... not too mention a chimney cap keeps out the California critters (raccoons, squirrels, surfers, etc.....
by danny leisure
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace flue lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

I was wondering this too. Mine is "stuck open" and down here in SoCal it's much less of an issue, but I would like to get it working again and it would be nice to not have any unnecessary additions. Does anyone know of any rust-penetrant that's not horrendously flammable? I've tried Simpl...
by danny leisure
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace flue lever
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

If things aren't too corroded/rusty, I'm betting you could get in there and loosen up the existing damper. As far as the broken lever, it's probably a fairly simple matter of just unbolting and replacing the arm. The chimney cap damper system will work alright, but I like having the damper down clos...
by danny leisure
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

ahhh! "Lucy!" you'll hate it. the pattern repeats. you will see that same stone with the little one on top over and over. real stone, in your favorite flavor, comes cut. and could be 'dry-stacked' and set with a mortar backing to hold it in place. (and shallow like reg bricks) saw it done...
by danny leisure
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

http://culturedstone.com/products/images/alpineledgestone/large/pf.alpine.autumn.jpg Not sure how I feel yet about Owens Corning Cultured Stone, but other than "real deal" rock, this is the closest (and easiest) thing I've found so far. product page: http://culturedstone.com/products/ston...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

6 inch joist, so what's the R rating with loose blown in insulation? 15? a 4.5 in sheet of rigid is an r-30 I am sure your lava rock absorbs the heat, rather than reflecting it. might want to change rock color to something lighter. on days that it's gets over 100 here, about 82 inside, I find a reg...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

my experience with ceiling fans is they tend to push the air down. much of your heat gain comes through your ceiling. what type of roof do you have? What color is it? What sort of insulation do you have in your roof. Wow. You're persistent. :P The roof is red lava rock over tar, felt and masonry bo...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

how many days of the summer is it above 90 degrees out? According to Wunderground.com... there were only 20 days in July and August combined that didn't exceed 89 degrees (and they were all above 85). Many days were above 100 with a high of 107. This year we hit the 90's on June 10th and exceeded 1...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

Re: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans

Currently my clerestory tilt-outs are caulked and painted shut, and simply replacing the fans would be a quicker and easier way to keep the house cool this summer if it were me, I would work on the window. Ceiling fans are ugly and collect dust. As far as a "period" one, I don't think I h...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Any help identifying this fiberglass "panton-esque"
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about 60s and 70s design in general and plastics in particular, and I have never seen that chair before. It is definitely not in any of my reference books. I would say go ahead and apply the new finish and enjoy! :) It's in pretty good shape now, just some sta...
by danny leisure
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

Interesting. I didn't realize they used limestone for printing. I'll have to read up on that. Not to derail the thread, but Indiana limestone is one of the world's two most famous limestones... the other being the limestone of Solnhofen, Germany, a limestone rich in fossil record specimens, and hom...
by danny leisure
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

ok, mr. leisure. you're getting picky. :wink: just kidding. but at least i know what you are after. what is native stacked stone in your area.? all the veneer stacked stone i have seen, 'no, really, it is real stone', that comes in some measure of 2' x 4' ish, is sometimes real and often a poured t...
by danny leisure
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Any help identifying this fiberglass "panton-esque"
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Any help identifying this fiberglass "panton-esque"

http://lh3.google.com/TeamBeahm/Rs_GE4t0f8I/AAAAAAAABFc/wLUaCwaSm74/s400/CIMG0036.JPG Anybody have any idea who designed or manufactured this fiberglass rocker? We just call it the tooth chair. It's extremely comfortable. I'm considering repairing some fraying on the back, bottom edges with Bondo, ...
by danny leisure
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/deebs43/100_2934.jpg Very nice, AlcoaMCM. I love the symmetry, and that wood bin is fantastic. ps (noting your "call handle") Did you catch the article on the Aluminaire house in this issue of Modernism ? And I'm digging the white "floater"...
by danny leisure
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Fireplace (photos, information, materials, etc...)
Replies: 43
Views: 4448

my fireplace is 2x11 natural brick. extends all the way to the wall on the right. above and left is clear ceder tongue and groove. i'm looking for a way to add a cantilievered bench seat. i have a big, super big natural wool rug, tripple padded as a giant dog bed. so we spend alot of time lounging ...
by danny leisure
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3357

Perhaps the current leader: http://www.homeofdecor.com/imgData/modern/fans/alt-gw-500.jpg http://www.homeofdecor.com/hocf/CFDetail.asp?Mfg=MO&ProdNo=ALTGW&kw=ALTGW&?source=Froogle&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=cpc This is the fan we had in the old house. http://www.homeofdecor.co...

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