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by rockland
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 4601

And...if you are game to keep going, stick to just the one wall. The 'strike zone', the area while standing with two feet on the ground, is much easier than the high spots. I just repaired, filled some rough spots, sanded, and waxed my original cork entry...on my knees...during a holiday!. When most...
by rockland
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 9034

Hmm. Ripley. Strangers on a Train? Very Patty Highsmith, that line. I have a filtering system that baffled me for a while. I had a deep gurgling sound deep beneath the sink but far down. It started up again yesterday. It sounds like an angry stomach on a fad diet. Their is a tube similar to a fridge...
by rockland
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 4601

Looks like clear cedar to me. Tongue and groove? Must be a hint somewhere if you loosen a trim board or locate a non-painted or less painted area in a closet? Someplace you can find a construction edge. Cedar is soft so it doesn't like much scraping. My whole house is cedar so i'm looking at it now....
by rockland
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 9034

I can't believe you just posted that. 'the suspense is killing me' :D I said the exact thing last night in a reply but somehow lost it while i was doing a dozen other things + setting up a new computer... Like HDTV in slow motion. We had a leak on monday. Water off for only 6hrs. But my first day ho...
by rockland
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: elvis' diamond jubilee, 01/08, everywhere
Replies: 4
Views: 647

I'll celebrate in my breakfast nook :oops:
(the ever-changing event wall of my home)

Dinner party
Ribs, corn bread, collards, sweet potato fries

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by rockland
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heater Install
Replies: 31
Views: 2118

A very thoughtful debate. I do appreciate how the numbers work out. I also had decided on a tankless. My tank died late summer, leaked a bit and would not hold the pilot. By some miracle and a busy work load it came back for a second wind. We contacted a local rennai installer through their site. Yo...
by rockland
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3428

I noticed you posted on the Wright site. Smart. And yes, the stained floors were most likely tinted with concrete powder when originally poured. Mixed in with the concrete before pouring. The discoloration in areas seem to be wearing off of the finish. The sealer. Could be wax? I'm sure you could ge...
by rockland
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3428

A stunning home! And in good hands retaining its intended form. If you can, post some detail pics. I can only guess at the damage from carpet tacks. Top-n-bond is a good concrete filler. It only comes in large bags. But cheap. It is a re-surfacer. Much finer than concrete. Easy to mix small batches ...
by rockland
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 17226

Overstock sends way too many e-mails... I'll have to fix that but at least it isn't mailed hard copies. My bedroom is crazy enough with patterns on the walls but some of their bedding seems good. They sent this yesterday... http://cdn2.overstock.com/images/products/P10727180d.jpg Many other ones i h...
by rockland
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We'll put your pets in the spotlight...
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Merritt. Darn cute! What name goes with that face. Sally?
I hope she is not a future guard dog!
Adorable.

(What is your deck material?)
by rockland
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brainstorm session-need creative ideas for our MCM house
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Hey look! Stripper poles! Nice house. I would be tempted to lean toward swank modern. I like the long triangle that repeats in the clerestory, ceiling and fireplace. Yes. Lots of options. Avoid some of the easily installed engineered flooring. You have a walk pattern around the sunken lounge. The cl...
by rockland
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We'll put your pets in the spotlight...
Replies: 19
Views: 2742

Still cute at 17yrs... :oops:
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by rockland
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 25735

Not until the first snowfall.. .tomorrow!
It's been balmy in NYC all fall.
by rockland
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are you El Nino resistant?
Replies: 7
Views: 886

... What's so funny? The gang of Californians i'm working with, layered in every stitch of clothing from their luggage... dazed and confused and frozen. "MuuuuuUUUUuu-Ha-hahahaha!" what's scary is when those folks are behind the wheel on the snow for the first time! we don't get much snow,...
by rockland
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Big Screen Classics, fall season, NY
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Big Screen Classics, fall season, NY

Just a short drive north of NYC http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/lafayetteclassics.html http://www.nytos.org/images/lafayettemarquee.gif http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/lafayette.html http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq203/Lafayettetheatre/bigscreensfall09-flyer.jpg
by rockland
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: cat house - pet perch
Replies: 3
Views: 2614

Sweet!
Nice that you can move it around to find the perfect spot.
Once the spot is set i would bury the table feet. Such a great hack
that i would hide how you did it. Love seeing stuff like that.
by rockland
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: ID request - knoll, burke, or other dining table
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Good find. And good pics dilettante to explain the difference. The best thing about finding such a bargain is feeling out the size and seeing if it works in your space without spending a ton of cash on an original vintage or a repro. It even looks better than most knock-offs. Enjoy it! The price was...
by rockland
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Airstream Trailers - Burning Man 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

That's fun.
I, of course, immediately focused on the nudity in pic 5.
And the covered wagon in pic one. (with the blue plastic cooler)

Good fun i have heard from friends that were there....
by rockland
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 440

funny
I was actually thinking of you when i saw the kitchen photo.
by rockland
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Pomona, NY

It is rare these days that i check local real estate. This is in the neighborhood, by the same Dutch builder as my home. Anders Versland. Seems to be original owners. Some elements are original though a bit cluttered. Most were built '60-'65. (chair in master bath shower is a hint of elders) Same sm...
by rockland
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In Praise of Googie Car Washes
Replies: 47
Views: 20323

Wow. Not much like that in NY.
We do have 'Hand Job', a topless wash in Queens.
(i think i should take a pic)
it's a bit pricey...
But worth it if i have the right passenger.
by rockland
Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Stupid Builder Tricks
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

ah haha!
funny stuff. We have a bathroom at work where the floor has been
decked and re-work so many times over the years that a kneeling
pillow is in front of the sink and the toilet is...well, very low!
by rockland
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: I would like to eat some cereal now
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Kix!

The captian was a favorite of mine for special occasions...
Kix was a daily 'mom approved'.


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by rockland
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Name That Neutra
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Hey. Thanks for the re-visit!
I've not looked through the site in a while.
And here is a nice cork floor in the Buff and Hensman...
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by rockland
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 2988

I think carpet cleaning machines use moist steam? Seems to damage any floor surface under it. May have caused the damage to the cork? I would think something would clean it but not sure what. It does look horribly damaged. I did find the pic in your file. Also surprised to read that cork can be refi...
by rockland
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 2988

I have cork. '62. New cork is 'you get what you pay for'. Just like laminate flooring.
Be careful of some of the 'veneer' type cork.
My entry is aprox 12x20. It gets heavy traffic. 2 big dogs.
Darn good stuff for near 50years old.
And my three years here has put it to the test.
by rockland
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Purchasing an MCM Home
Replies: 14
Views: 1391

Most of Manhattan is flat roofed. Perhaps more contractors are available to deal with them properly? I do think a slight pitch towards a drain is the secret to its success. Most all of them puddle though. The big problem with so much rain is the abundance and size of the pesky mosquito. Seems you ar...
by rockland
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hurricane Bill-doom and gloom
Replies: 2
Views: 552

All is well. It was the 'biggest storm that never happened'.
I got a few texts last night. They were prepared.
It was just hard not being their as we left the island just friday.
by rockland
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA - Van Dekker House by Schindler
Replies: 49
Views: 25476

That looks really bad.
Any history on how this happened? Family squabble?
Looks like a decade or more of neglect.
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