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by reverb2000
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Removing oil based paint from knotty pine 6x10 beams
Replies: 2
Views: 5415

a heat gun and paint scraper to get the majority off, then steel wool with the heat gun...but those beams look to be "rough cut", meaning paint will be in every possible grain, crevice, and almost impossible to remove...I said ALMOST. The other option is just get 1/4 paneling, cut it and b...
by reverb2000
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

How did this turn out?
Dying to see some pictures if you are finished.
by reverb2000
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

Egads is correct. It is applied to the wood only so that it isn't wicked from the putty and cause it to crack.
Also you can heat the glazing up and it
becomes very much like play-doh
Use a heat gun to remove the old glazing.
Post pics if you do this yourself
by reverb2000
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

its not hard to do. Go to the local home store, and buy a tub of it...not the tube, the tub. Roll it out and push it in the joint....then tool it with a putty knife of a fat thumb. If you do that, there is some oil (beeswax maybe) that you put on the glass and wood first....you can also put it on th...
by reverb2000
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How to poly luan panels
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

luan

there are different grades of Luan...the stuff at the big box stores is usually pinkish, and is intended for underlayment. The sheets at a lumber store look very much like mahogany...it will have a more prominant grain pattern and only a few more dollars a sheet.
by reverb2000
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How to poly luan panels
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

finish

orange shellac will give you a amber glow...I used about 5 coats on mahogany paneling and it looked great. PM me a email address and I will send some pictures.
by reverb2000
Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 32849

The material I'm using for siding and around the door is 1x6 clear cedar. It's sealed with TWP "cedartone" wood preservative - I like the TWP because it actually does protect the wood from UV, unlike so many other products, and because it allows the majority of the natural color variation...
by reverb2000
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 32849

by reverb2000
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 5050

I have TPO roofing and it should last longer than I will (60yrs). Its very durable and really cant leak.
by reverb2000
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Asbestos in ducting
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

but my great uncle sprayed asbestos his entire life...dad said looked like he was covered in snow...no respirator. Passed away in late 90s..not due to lung problems.
Dont worry about it.
Post edited due to happy hour influences.
by reverb2000
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any recommendations for mid-mod curtins?
Replies: 29
Views: 5410

look at grabers commercial rods. Aluminum, and not too expensive.
Ikea surprisingly has a good selection.
by reverb2000
Sat May 29, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mahogany paneling + water - how to repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

go online to learn how to test the finish. If its a milky type stripe then its shellac. Easy to remove, but you will have to recoat the entire wall..no big deal though.
by reverb2000
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 8549

look at it like this..had you let the leak go, the dirt would have eventually washed out from under the house, the slab would crack, and you would be getting new pipes anyway. Go ahead and finish it and be glad you did, and avoided foundation repairs on top of everything else.
by reverb2000
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam Rot... what to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

super easy fix..create a wall running parallel to the bad beam for weight support, then just replace the beam...get a sawzall, and start cutting.
by reverb2000
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Outdoor post lights-any mod options?
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

I always liked this light. I'm going to reproduce two of them this summer: http://www.cosmicool.com/driveins/index.html this link won't take you directly there, but look for the Astra light restoration section are you going to make them out of metal? Then use a torch to burn the holes? I can imagin...
by reverb2000
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

by reverb2000
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif ... ntry297531

Ck this link out. I have a load bearing wall that the vert. supports are left in. Also see that panneling I have done. Its all 1/4 inch mahogany plywood, finished with shellac.
by reverb2000
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

beam

what is the size of that upper beam, it looks like a 2x6, which I cant imagine someone using as load bearing. Does the beam run perpendicular to the ceiling joist? To the best of my uneducated opinion it appears those 2x4s are used for nothing more than attachement points for sheetrock. Especially i...
by reverb2000
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

beams

load bearing beams do not run horizontal. Those 2x4s support the vert. beams for extra strength.
by reverb2000
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacing Metal Carport Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 956

also

another tip is to use metal prep (ospho is the most popular), and treat the lower section of the pole. Especially where ground contact is. It will give alot more protection than paint alone.
by reverb2000
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Textbook case of every abuse not to do to a good mod house
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

they were thinking..what home improvement can I make this weekend for 100$.
by reverb2000
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bees in my soffit
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

by reverb2000
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: paneling color/stain question
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

<a href="http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/donhug/?action=view&current=IMG_1406.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/donhug/IMG_1406.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> done. Mahogany with 4 coats shellac
by reverb2000
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Bricks arent a big deal. I will have brick company repair the end cap. The wall was a red brick, very close to the original, but not exact. Please note I am NOT TRYING to turn the front into a mod style. Only trying to clean up the front. That was the initial question of the post. There are pics of ...
by reverb2000
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

orig pier and beam built in '35, then the addition in '68. The addition in on a slab as you can see in the inside pictures. The red brick is original to the house (only 90%certain). The fireplace was part of the addition. The windows were very bad (they were in the back storage) and were replaced to...
by reverb2000
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12534&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30 here are some addl pics...I realize the house isnt an Eichler, but a compromise between me and my wife. She doesnt care for the low roof lines. This was a traditional house with a MCM 'feel' addition ad...
by reverb2000
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

help and ideas needed..w/pics

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/donhug/IMG_1394.jpg http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i66/donhug/IMG_1392.jpg I removed a brick wall, at the front of the house, that was crumbling and couldnt be repaired. Now I am at a loss at what to do to provide some sort of barrier between the fireplace b...
by reverb2000
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kerf DIY
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

we were in the process of ordering, then found out the closest shipping point was to Dallas only and it was 700$. That was 4 hrs from here. I tried to find out more shipping info, but didnt get far. I showed the pics to a cabinet maker and was quoted around half of what Kerf is charging.
by reverb2000
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: paneling color/stain question
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

by reverb2000
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: paneling color/stain question
Replies: 22
Views: 1724

the first obstacle I have overcome. I was using oak strips to experiment with..then found some birch I had and it looked ok. The prob is we have dark hardwoods already, so I am going to experiment with a lighter tone of the flooring. I will post pics shortly. Also, I noticed alot of paneling as a ve...

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