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by bananabobs
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7709

Okay. That has been established. IKEA uses Blum, let's get on with the the posts. (grumble grumble grumble :evil: ... they're missing the point here...WHAT about the NEW hinge???What about Redneckmodern's kitchen?? grumble... yeah think positive before Futura Girl tells you to play nice...again...) ...
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7709

Actually, as we mentioned earlier in this thread, the hinges and glides that IKEA supplies for their cabinet lines are all Blum. The difference between IKEA and custom or high-end cabinets is not in the hardware, its in the quality of the cabinets and the degree of tailoring to a particular space. ...
by bananabobs
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7709

I just installed a Kenmore glass cooktop. I abhor Kenmore; this was a client-supplied part. (Another touchy subject) I was impressed with how fast it heated and cooled down, 0-90mph in about 4 seconds and cools enough to touch within 2 minuets.
by bananabobs
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7709

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a230/bananabobs/2images_kla0105.jpg Blum is introducing these new hinges. When I saw them at the cabinet show in Las Vegas this summer, the first thing that came to mind is Eichler! I don't want to sound like a commerical... With AVENTOS HL, the one-piece door fron...
by bananabobs
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: YABR (Yet another bathroom remodel) --in progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 2174

Very nice work! I’ve got a few questions if I may: Great use of the mosaic tile around the tub, are the 2" x 4"'s going to be exposed? And will the short wall next to the tub be enough to keep the shower water in or will you need a glass door? What will you use the alcove next to the toi...
by bananabobs
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "Midcentury" Gate
Replies: 33
Views: 4402

Sweet early Ford pick up! Oh yeah, great gate.
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX '59 Parade of Homes Mod w/indoor pool! $235,000
Replies: 20
Views: 3084

It's still $209,000, Looking at that vintage photo and compare that to the Google earth pictures, there is a bunch more trees!
We could sell our Ca home, and buy this one for cash...and 5 more like it. And my place is nothing to write home about, it's just a tract home.
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: shower stall in an eichler/slab-based house... thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 382

1. The radiant lines stop short of the stall. 2. Depends When you demo the stall, and the floor, you will replace the p-trap and then re-slope the floor. Use a waterproof membrane (Kerdi-products or whatever your local supplier has) that starts on the floor and goes up about 6-8" above the grad...
by bananabobs
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: robbhouston on Next American Band...
Replies: 16
Views: 2520

Tonight is the night to catch robbhouston and his band Sixwire on Fox Network and be sure to help out a fellow LL member by voting for Sixwre tonight, it's getting down to the wire for them. 8/7 central (I could be a TV announcer!) BTW if you have not heard country music for a while, be sure to tune...
by bananabobs
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Chrysler Turbine - home movie
Replies: 4
Views: 668

That vid was shot on Shelter Island in San Diego, at Bali Hai. Watching the vid, I assume that parking and getting OUT of the car was a big part of the experience...
by bananabobs
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: EBAY - DREAM MCM KITCHEN...
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Here is another one, much cheaper...so far
http://cgi.ebay.com/T-COHN-SUPERIOR-TOY ... dZViewItem
by bananabobs
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Design Within Reach Airstream
Replies: 2
Views: 606

50 G's?!?
Design within who's reach?
by bananabobs
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mold-a-Rama Machines
Replies: 23
Views: 6439

That same dolphin that is in the u-tube flick was at Marineland, I always wanted one, but they had cooler Tikis in the gift shop. Thanks for the memory.
by bananabobs
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NOY-tra or NEW-tra
Replies: 36
Views: 5783

by bananabobs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NOY-tra or NEW-tra
Replies: 36
Views: 5783

Good one -- whatever brings B-Bob back ! SDR :cheers: Thanks for noticing that I was gone. Really! I have been fighting City hall over building an 8 unit building in Santa Paula for 3 years… It looks like I will break ground in April on a 9600 sq ft Arts and Crafts replica. In the meantime a fell...
by bananabobs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NOY-tra or NEW-tra
Replies: 36
Views: 5783

Re: NOY-tra or NEW-tra

by bananabobs
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: NOY-tra or NEW-tra
Replies: 36
Views: 5783

NOY-tra or NEW-tra

by bananabobs
Thu May 04, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ken Bernstein leaves Conservancy to work for City of L.A.
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Yeah that's the same guy, just he's not wearing sun glasses, he is very cool.
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by bananabobs
Wed May 03, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ken Bernstein leaves Conservancy to work for City of L.A.
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Wow, I didn't know Kenny was in to historic stuff too! I guess that is to offset his doing 310 mph in the 1/4 mile. Learn something new everyday...Image
by bananabobs
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sorry about that Chief ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Well

And then there's that slick Sunbeam roadster too.... That was a Sunbeam Tiger. Carroll Shelby put a 289 Falcon (sorry M-M Sprint not Futura) in a rather light car, the Rootes Group Sunbeam. Lord Rootes liked it so much they put it into production. It came from the factory with a 164HP engine but yo...
by bananabobs
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Boomarang Formica?
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Yeah you did but... SHOUT IT OUT! I missed it and I read both posts, shame on me. I walked into my supplier today (Lane Vance Hardwoods in Camarillo) and I mentioned that I am rebuilding a 60's Airstream Trailer and he suggested Boomarang Formica, I answered yeah if you can find it, he said to just ...
by bananabobs
Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Boomarang Formica?
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Boomarang Formica?


Its baaaaaaccckkkkkk
by bananabobs
Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

The City of Ventura is whom my beef is with. (Don't get me started with Santa Paula) But the municipality is not the real problem, they are the symptom, California is behind most other states by 5 to 6 years when it comes to codes and planning criteria. That’s not to say a state like Iowa is more ...
by bananabobs
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

Re: permit process

4. Most cities have websites now where you can apply online or at least get information about requirements. In this case the city only required a basic floor plan which we drew up on grid paper in 1/2 hour and a list of the improvements. The city of Ventura does not even take credit cards much less...
by bananabobs
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

I do not see the need for theaters, I can wait for the DVD release, and I am about 6 months behind now. You get the comfort of YOUR easy chair, your popcorn that is the way you like it and it did not cost $50.00, none of the $15.00 cokes, either in your cup or on the seat. When I shush the house, th...
by bananabobs
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

Re: Building permits

We had a great experience applying for remodeling/building permit. We went down to the city office with our plans on Dec. 24. There was no waiting. We left 1/2 hour later with our permits in hand. It was less expensive than I thought it would be also. The city inspectors were also really helpful si...
by bananabobs
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

OT RANT: Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit

I am just steaming, and people wonder why construction is so expensive. I submitted plans last week to the city of Ventura for a small re-model of a MCM. The plans were submitted and approved in '02, a big part of the plans were a very large deck, which was built then, my client, wants me to do the ...
by bananabobs
Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need direction
Replies: 29
Views: 6370

/looks worriedly at bananabob... I'm harmless really, sorry if I scared you. Welcome to L-L I have very little to contribute other than some comic relief, here to learn mostly. BTW: Is this the correct forum for this sort of thing? Yes! good form, good form! My Mom used to refer to particular furni...
by bananabobs
Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need direction
Replies: 29
Views: 6370

Danish Modern? Is that any thing like Jewish, Chinese Modern? Oh. I'm sorry we are talking pastries? I'm confused... So then whats in Watco Danish oil? Great Danes? Thats sad. How do you get Danish from Denmark? it isn't Dennish? Anders Fogh Rasmussen is the Prime Minister of Denmark, they want to n...

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