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by WiscoUsonIan
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New entry door
Replies: 4
Views: 5937

WOW, didnt realize they doubled their prices! crazy! I was (about 2 months ago) was going to order a crestview door. I then decided on getting a flush solid (and insulated) door made from a contact i've met on craigslist. This gives me the ability to customize the size, and use mahogany for less tha...
by WiscoUsonIan
Wed May 22, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new House in Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 9354

great job! the kitchen looks great! You really have done a great job. Those old white cabinets were really out of place. By chance, do you have some "after" photos to match some of the above before photos?
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

Thanks Robb.... I love that you have pieces drying all over your house... Thats kind of how things go though, Use all your available space.
by WiscoUsonIan
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

this was already posted on savewright, but i thought i'd also post progress and info here in case this was found at a later date. -------------------------- so it's been forever, But I thought that it was time for a little update. Thought i'd share some images, hope you enjoy. I've been working on r...
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

Test results: Mineral Spirits: no effect, seemed to slick surface until dry. Denatured alcohol: Seemed to have little effect although seems to have dulled the surface a little. Rubbing alcohol, looks like it defiantly removed the surface, leaving a dull and lighter colored spot behind. So it does lo...
by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

WOW, i guess i posted this in a flurry of action and then forgot about it for a while. Thanks for all the help everyone, although i'm still left somewhat confused. I first took a trip to my local woodcraft to get some thoughts. He asked if i knew what the finish was that is on it now....and I forgot...
by WiscoUsonIan
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

Thanks SDR, I'll probably do most with a random orbital, but with the grain, and hand sanding the details. I've also got a multi tool to get small detail areas. I'll avoid stain, And probably simply varnish once it's been sanded. Most wall, ceiling areas, and cabinet doors might not need to be sande...
by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 12974

MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help

Hey everyone, happy holidays to you all. Now that winter has come upon us, I'm interested to turning my work indoors to refinish the interior of my house. The interior of my house is mostly wood and in need of refinishing. The beams have water marks from old roofing issues, the ceiling tongue and gr...
by WiscoUsonIan
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new House in Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 9354

by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home addition (finally back to work)...
Replies: 15
Views: 4394

A few thoughts of mine about your plans, take it or leave it. I too agree that i'd much rather have some landscaping to provide some shade and privacy. Your structures extending past the house to do this will undoubtedly block the view, making it less open and more cramped feeling. I'm a huge fan on...
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

My window is a Velux Curb Mounted acrylic skylight . There are many options with this system...I had to order mine a custom size. I wanted a white opaque model but as you can read in the blog they messed that up...although I'm OK with the clear. Seems very good quality, even after our golf ball size...
by WiscoUsonIan
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Just got a new roof on my "pad" this previous summer. It's a Polyurea roof, Seamless, cheap because of install, and not bothered by standing water (It's even used for swimming pools). Take a look into that as a possible solution.
by WiscoUsonIan
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gen Y doesn't want McMs
Replies: 15
Views: 3812

I'm also a Gen "Y"er...Purchased a Usonian style home. I understood the need to a house that fit my needs, had only a little more space than needed and a great gathering and entertaining space. No huge home here, They are expensive to heat, upkeep, and pay for...not fun. I must say that I ...
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: RIP: Theodore van Fossen
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

It's a shame....That looks like a great house, at least it was at one point. From the photos it looks pretty rough. Hows the price for this area, Obviously the majority of the value is in the land?, although the price still seems high. Even if it were to be saved, there is a lot of work.
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does your modern home have concrete floors?
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

I did!... Lots of work documented on multiple blog posts here:






Although I'm not a California native, the information is most likely still very valid. Any more info needed, feel free to ask me!
by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Looks good! that's definitely better than more brown.

nice job!
by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our House on Apartment Therapy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3033

Great job! It's always nice to be recognized for all the work you've done, plus have some nice images of your house published! congrats!
by WiscoUsonIan
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 5054

by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom brainstorming
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

Dani, Looking good!
by WiscoUsonIan
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Please keep us posted and post new photos on your new choices. I'd like to see your choice and the final look! As for handles.. Here are what my cabinets have. They were wood blocks to match the cabinets. These were the ones just built to match the others so the striping is not as nice but still ver...
by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Well where can i start? First, I'm very appalled that the previous owners painted those beautiful mahogany cabinets, Great job bringing them back! I've go the same in my home. Next I'm particularly interested in this thread because of a few things. I'll be going through this same process very soon a...
by WiscoUsonIan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 4556

by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 4556

again dani, If you're interested in the overlay option like my floors I'd be happy to show mine off sometime, If of course you're interested in possibly going that route. Good luck with the decision!
by WiscoUsonIan
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 4018

I myself went through an asbestos scare when i was removing old laminate and carpet in my house. The job was nearly complete when someone brought up asbestos...so being worried i had the guy come and select a few pieces for testing. Luckily i was asbestos negative. I did have a conversation with the...
by WiscoUsonIan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tujunga, CA. Mid-Century Post & Beam for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 929

by WiscoUsonIan
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice vid: Seattle Paul Thiry house
Replies: 7
Views: 2173

that fireplace is just amazing! love the house, it's a shame that they are doing this to the house.
by WiscoUsonIan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Rancho Mirage -- Moorish/Regency Estate
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

by WiscoUsonIan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3429

Thanks kandersen... I've had a few people out to look at the status. it appears that it's just a top layer on the cement that is colored it's about 1/8" thick but it's not colored in all areas. At this time I'm leaning to the overlay option and keeping the original colors. This will create a ne...
by WiscoUsonIan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3429

I've got plans for the kitchen reno posted at the blog.... check it out!

by WiscoUsonIan
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gotta love the view through all these windows...
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

great photo!

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