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by Dan O.
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Guide to Updating Mid-Century Modern Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 3601

I was waiting for Joe's inevitable response, thanks Joe. I'm all for improving the deficient areas of an MCM home but at the same time I think it often gets taken too far and you wind up with something that looks like it came directly out of the pages of dwell. I'm sure the "fire station" ...
by Dan O.
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Sorry, I was typing faster than my brain was working. I was making a comparison between the complexity of replicating a factory made (circa 1949) double-hung window and the simplicity of replicating something like a site-built sliding pane window similar to what you'd see on a Cliff May prefab (even...
by Dan O.
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4642

Having had to once build a conventional double-pane window to match existing items on my mom's house I can tell you I'm crazy about simple site-built windows on MCMs, what could possibly make more sense? Which brings up the question of what happens when you try remodeling/repairing an MCM in Califor...
by Dan O.
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendora, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Glendora, CA

Smallish pocket of "mock-Mays" in Glendora:

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Glendora/1257- ... me/8037196
by Dan O.
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May window locks for slider windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

I remember noting how unique these locks were after first encountering them. I'm thinking this lock type may have been fairly common in the decades prior to when the Westmont Cliff Mays were built; that is they may show up in homes much older that one would expect. I can suggest two sources for weir...
by Dan O.
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice images of LA MCMs
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Very cool. I can associate all but the third one with a specific architect, any guesses? On a related note, I was recently able to catch a very enjoyable second-rate film noir that featured a short scene in Gregory Ain's Mar Vista tract just as the sawdust was being swept up. One of the characters r...
by Dan O.
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendora, CA John Andre Gougeon, AIA 1963
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

by Dan O.
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 4016

Really like those cabinets, is that quartersawn mahogany/sapele/cuban mahogany or whatever other name they may call it now? I would definitely stay away from dark colors for the backsplash; I say go with ceramic in a light color (off white, pale gray, lemon yellow or turquoise) and don't distract ey...
by Dan O.
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Balcony lighting
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Balcony lighting

Our new place has a rear balcony w/o convenient access to an electrical outlet, we'd like to have some sort of lighting back there and since this is a rental I'm not about to install an outlet. My girlfriend found these: http://www.bambeco.com/Outdoor-and-Patio-Decor/Allsop-Soji-Modern-Solar-Lantern...
by Dan O.
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2894

Square vs galley kitchens

I like galley kitchens but my last negative experience with one may have had more to do with square footage rather than the layout. More than one person in the kitchen during meal prep usually ended up resulting in fisticuffs. We have a square kitchen in our new place and the extra room goes a long ...
by Dan O.
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: epoxy floors
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

I have no actual experience with epoxy floors in a home but did do some research into some industrial coatings for an unrelated project, this site has some info you may be interested in: http://www.liquidfloors.com/blog/?p=151 Here at work there are high foot traffic sections in our parking garage/f...
by Dan O.
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Going to Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 5572

Going to Seattle

Will be vacationing in Seattle for a few days next month, would love to hear suggestions on points of interest...architectural, shopping, eats and otherwise.
by Dan O.
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA Cliff May $519,000
Replies: 5
Views: 918

by Dan O.
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo shower surround wall panels
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Color of the tile and the soap you use has a lot to do with how frequently you'll have to go crazy with the Scrubbing Bubbles. For several years I lived with a pink tile tub surround and used Ivory soap, being that the tile was a light color the soap deposits were not very apparent until I let it go...
by Dan O.
Mon May 17, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Introducing...the Rancherondack Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Nice job Stephen. Yeah, patio furniture is expensive and most of it is pretty crappy looking to boot. I myself have some bent and welded steel rod projects in the design stage, maybe I can make some progress before the end of summer arrives.
by Dan O.
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Talking trash (cans)
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Talking trash (cans)

Despite having employed a tall cardboard box that suits my needs for a kitchen trash can perfectly my girlfriend is insisting we get a real one, soon. Does anybody have good candidates that wont break the bank? I'll start off with two... ...first something costing an insane amount of money: http://w...
by Dan O.
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aluminum Window retrofits!
Replies: 18
Views: 3921

From the research I did a while back I remember Milgard coming out ahead of Fleetwood in my book for a residential MCM application. Not only did Milgard win on the price comparison but I felt they were proportioned way more sensibly. I found the Fleetwoods to be well built but pretty "heavy han...
by Dan O.
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mythbusters MCM neighborhood?
Replies: 13
Views: 2531

Kind of creepy. You almost expect the homes to be occupied by dressed mannequins waiting for an atomic blast.
by Dan O.
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

redneckmodern, Thanks for the feedback (and the pics) on the Rakks system, I was under the impression that these were pricier that the ISS stuff. egads, This is a rental but that's not stopping me from drilling holes if need be (don't get me started on the corner window currently covered w/drywall)....
by Dan O.
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Rakks, the system redneckmodern used is pretty much the industry standard for this sort of shelving and priced accordingly; it would certainly pay off to find some Rakks hardware used though. I'll have to check out the Ikea and Elfa hardware, I will definitely be staying away from particle board. I ...
by Dan O.
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Adjustable shelving

I just moved into a new place and now have to deal with my boxes and boxes of books, etc. I'm exploring my options on adjustable shelving, these guys are one example: http://www.issdesigns.com/ They're a bit pricey and what I'm primarily after are nice looking/sturdy standards and brackets as I'll l...
by Dan O.
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Globe Pendant Lamps for Exterior where to purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

by Dan O.
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Metallic spreckles
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

by Dan O.
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Metallic spreckles
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Metallic spreckles

I scored a few lamps at a yard sale this weekend, one of them is a glazed ceramic item with metallic gold spreckles. Taking apart the lamp revealed that the spreckles were originally much brighter than the tarnished appearance they now have (see center of pic): http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/...
by Dan O.
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What can you do with this kitchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

The last time I painted with oil based paint I used Rustoleum (because it was easy to find) and a foam roller. Once I got the consistency right with thinner it went pretty well, slowly leveled out leaving no evidence that it wasn't poured on. Didn't expect it to turn out very well but I was pleasant...
by Dan O.
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What can you do with this kitchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

I came up with this: http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Apts/Grand/?action=view&current=Kitch1.jpg The browns representing the tile, the blue-green the flooring, the solid pale green for the one open wall and off-white for everything else. It seems that a flat, probably latex paint wa...
by Dan O.
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What can you do with this kitchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

What can you do with this kitchen?

In a search for a mid-century apartment we have found a few possible candidates, one of the current front-runners has brown tile counters in the kitchen: http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Apts/Grand/?action=view&current=DSC04411.jpg Kind of an usual color combo and we're not in love ...
by Dan O.
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 6311

by Dan O.
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hide-a-way toothbrush holder revealed
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Sweet. I've been looking for one of those sinks, American Standard?
by Dan O.
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hide the ironing board?
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

"Do you really iron that much?" This is one of the things that makes me think I'm borderline OCD. Neither me nor my girlfriend can leave the house without ironing something, as a result the ironing board is almost a permanent fixture in the dining area of our apartment. I'd love to have on...

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