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by egads
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May home - adding more windows
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

I don't think it would be a problem. Because it is part of the original build, there should be a 4x6 at the top. Just look carefully for joints in the beam. I would not place an opening under one. Of course there is no way to really attach a post in a current code compliant way. The original posts h...
by egads
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9467

Yep, I just bought one in Crane "Pale Jade" Somewhere online I found a color chart (maybe one of the overpriced links posted here) that allowed me to just order the color I needed. I paid about $40.-60. that way. If you don't know your color they have a program were they send you a color c...
by egads
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Replies: 8
Views: 7813

Good news!

https://www.savewright.org/index.php?pa ... tory_id=95

Donations to this preservation organization are always welcome.
by egads
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 15126

You know, I don't remember where I heard about it. Maybe just searching online about finishes, mostly because I'm in California and many things I've used in the past are not sold here anymore. I bought the Target stuff directly from their webstore. (you can also call) The downside to that is that it...
by egads
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Interior Restoration (Wood) Help
Replies: 22
Views: 15126

I have used a waterborne varnish from Target Coatings called EM2000. I goes on like water based poly, but leaves a finish like old fashion oil base products. It ambers more over time. I used it on all my new kitchen cabinets. It is holding up well so far (been about 6 months) I brushed it on and it ...
by egads
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home shopping
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

by egads
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May: Uneven gables and glass
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

I really doubt it will be noticeable at all. If it was plywood, boards or just open and you never noticed, then glass will be even less so.
by egads
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front Door Color
Replies: 9
Views: 3893

I know someone admired a front door color and asked for it's name in some thread here. But searching for "orange" or "orange+door" does not seem to narrow down the results enough to help me find it to direct you to it. Hopefully someone with a better memory than I will chime in. ...
by egads
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

10 Forgotten Lessons of Mid-Century Modern Design

Here's a link our absent SDR posted over at Wright Chat:

http://blog.buildllc.com/2011/09/10-for ... rn-design/

There are good points made that get lost in the Dwell so to speak.
by egads
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

I would add that what one would do is contact a sheet metal shop to have custom caps made. If one did not want to dyi, then a roofer could measure, have them made & install.
by egads
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

Jinxxie, I'm posting the link to your tumblr site in this thread, I hope that's all right: http://firalean.tumblr.com/ It does look like you have a might of undoin' to do. You'll get lots of praise and encouragement around here. And as to the quote, I'm seven years into my project and I haven't stop...
by egads
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Photographs
Replies: 10
Views: 4372

Joe, before Photoshop, photographers actually had skill. Perhaps that's what we are seeing.
by egads
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

The product Futura Girl posts has been linked here before, I think it was even what was used to do repairs on the Green & Green Gamble House. That's all from memory, so don't count on it. I bet there are not too many termite guys who use such expensive products. There are beam restorers but the ...
by egads
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

You do cap them. You will find that detail if you look closely at the Eichler built houses, especially the beams over the courtyards. There are also caps shown on the Cliff May houses. If done clean and neat you barely notice them. I suggest you search maybe Flickr for Crestwood Hills photos (there ...
by egads
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 4556

It seems like you will still have the existing garage to store a lot of stuff. You might want to move the front facing door of the carport to the back, perhaps making it bigger for a lawnmower? (your image of the back shows how much better that face looks without the door) Most of the storage I see ...
by egads
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 4556

Most of the carport storage I have seen have a row of double doors facing the carport. framed openings could be done now as hanging several pairs of double doors will be expensive.
by egads
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone own a telescopic kitchen faucet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

I think the program here is an island that gets used for serving. I don't know what use all that would be for a kitchen with one sink in front of a window. Maybe a spare prep sink. They do make fitted cutting boards for sinks that have a cut out area for chopping and moving the debris into the sink ...
by egads
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Downspout issue/ ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Oh, and this: If you do have to run a downspout into the planter, I might just have a piece of downspout that I could stick onto the end during rainy season that is long enough go over the planter and the side walk all the way onto the lawn. There when needed, gone when not. There are also flexible ...
by egads
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Downspout issue/ ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

I actually don't think next to the mailbox is that bad provided: a smooth boxed (not a redi-made corrugated one) is used and it is painted a color that blends with the stone work. In fact, the existing downspout should also not be contrasting and could be moved closer to the inside corner. Because y...
by egads
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Options for my tiles..............
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

Well, you remember that this is a Mid Century Modern message board and we value original fabric above all else. It's not Dwell. I'm going to suggest you wait until you are actually home and post a bunch of photos of your house. Then we can really give some informed opinions. And, at the risk of bump...
by egads
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best source to achieve this look(drapes/rods)
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

The rod mounts of the cheaper style hook over the outside to allow the drapes to pass. Hardware mounted to the ceiling (or the underside of a cornice box) can have screws going through the center of the rod. Those are the hospital style aluminum ones like you have had in a hotel. They can be ordered...
by egads
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Sins of Ceiling Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 6581

The secret to efficient A/C is sizing. The good ol' boys still use "rules of thumb" to decide how much A/C to install. The modern way is to do load calculations to size it right. Right sized A/C should run almost continuously on the hottest days. The most expensive part of A/C use is the s...
by egads
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best source to achieve this look(drapes/rods)
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

A few terms for you: Traverse rod: is what you think of when one has drapes that open with a cord. There are nicer ones made of extruded aluminum and they can be installed flush with the ceiling. Flush is usually done when building new or extensively remodeling though. Pinch pleats: are the pre-made...
by egads
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Sins of Ceiling Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 6581

Not bad, but what I really think is the best thing to use is the simplest, plain white one. I also think A/C is a better idea. The tech has made huge leaps in efficiency. I personally cannot wait to have the money to add it myself. I'm pretty sure I could actually be cool for what it's currently cos...
by egads
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 8242

I have a bunch of laminate samples and will look through them for MCM alternatives. Most are not as "patterned". You may have to settle for a much smaller, subtle pattern like linen. Being old, I actually remember some of those patterns from my youth. The big advantage of using actual Form...
by egads
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's take a vote on exterior paint colors...
Replies: 6
Views: 3256

I kind of agree. I like the way it works with the stone. I also like how it echos the cactus color. I also think you could use a really darker version. If white seems to win out, at least make it off in the direction of the butter prickle stone & rock. I absolutely not do a contrasting trim. I d...
by egads
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: Newbie here... Testing out.... how do I post pics?
Replies: 1
Views: 3073

On the left side of the site page is: How to post an image Read that. Then read through some posts in this test thread. If it's all too much trouble, just post a link to a hosting site like Flickr. Just remember to make the photos you want to share public. (can be seen by anyone) There is no way to ...
by egads
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat metal carport...pitch?
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

The facia was level and the deck behind it was pitched.
by egads
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Shade control for exterior patio
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

My best suggestion is trees beyond, but the pool makes that problematic. (leaves in pool, roots near pool) Have you thought of using sun control shades on the windows inside? You can get shade cloth made in any shape, they could be fitted. But that open gable lets a lot of heat out of that patio.
by egads
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Shade control for exterior patio
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

Flicker has made it really hard to post photos. It used to be easy. I suggest just putting the link in like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75499747@N06/7876904272/

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