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by redneckmodern
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: beam caps
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

ha! funny you should mention that... as i was going to chime in with the same (separate pieces). i gotta tell you, for $12 (literally 4 pieces of $3 sheet metal) and lots of caulk, it's hard to beat. a single piece would undoubtedly be better, but would have cost quite a bit more and i was having a ...
by redneckmodern
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cracking drywall in eichler
Replies: 5
Views: 343

by redneckmodern
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cracking drywall in eichler
Replies: 5
Views: 343

thanks egads... overfastening: some/many folks suggest securing to the studs only -- not to the top plates/headers, thus the mention... there's about 1/2in on top and bottom... metal trim: in eichlers, there's metal "L" trim around the doors (no casings) and this is mechanically fastened t...
by redneckmodern
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cracking drywall in eichler
Replies: 5
Views: 343

cracking drywall in eichler

this is a bit more bob-villa than the typical question on the board, but i've some cracking (pretty major) in the drywall in the central wall that bisects the eichler living/dining room. it's the largest single, non-exterior wall and was originally paneled. based on the cracking of the drywall, i ca...
by redneckmodern
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your most authentic-MCM-looking Ikea kitchen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2276

egads... on the 27in cabinet. you could pretty easily modify a stock 30in cabinet to work... simply cut 3in off the top/bottom plates, then poly-glue/screw from the exterior -- you'd not see the joinery once the tops go on. i had to do some heavy modification to the desk area ... this is, of course,...
by redneckmodern
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your most authentic-MCM-looking Ikea kitchen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2276

here's our kitchen...all ikea (nexus yellow brown with ikea stainless handles) and we like it quite a lot. we had to get "inventive" with some elements and plan very well, but it's working wonderfully. here's a link to a more detailed post... . we went a bit overboard on construction with ...
by redneckmodern
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

we're using the zep 3-step process (skipping the first // strip // since it's new)... one coat of sealer and 2+ coats of finish. we put 3-4+ in some areas, but it began to get obviously thick. since we're going "air-dried gloss" for now, it's working. once we finish the whole house, i'll l...
by redneckmodern
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

i'd also tend to vote for all one color and second joe's comments about relative cost -- why force a $40 solution when a $150 (or even a bit more) solution is at hand (keeping in mind that flooring is a major consideration in a house that's conceivably worth several hundred times the cost difference...
by redneckmodern
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM type of grass
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

by redneckmodern
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 25769

After all, these WERE a sub $10,000 economy house when new. Yes- they're REALLY cool and to many (including myself), define MCM, but to me there's just not as much class there as in a Scholz or a Cliff May, which was not sold as an economy model. not that you pissed anyone off, but your facts are l...
by redneckmodern
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

I disagree with trying to make this house what it is not. comparing the brick in the fireplace to the veneer brick (?) on the main bump-out of the house (presumably the kitchen is behind it), i'd venture to guess that someone might have tried to country-it-up at some point in the past (and maybe pu...
by redneckmodern
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help and ideas needed..w/pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

cougarider: the square pavers... cast in place or pre-cast? if precast... source? thanks... we're tackling the landscaping soon. reverb2000: to echo the above point, some context would be good. since you're here, i'll assume you're more a fan of the modern style and less of the stable-style. that sa...
by redneckmodern
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bookshelves
Replies: 9
Views: 856

the rakks system is simple and you can customize with many different types of shelves: http://www.rakks.com/ http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/shelving-storage/look-redneck-moderns-shelf-wall-047194 you could also head to ikea with an eye to mod some of their stock items to not look as... well, ikea.
by redneckmodern
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone know what kind of glass this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 696

definitely not mistlite. mistlite is a super-subtle, geometric grid of teeny pyramids -- so subtle, that -- from a distance -- it just looks frosted.
by redneckmodern
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: paneling color/stain question
Replies: 22
Views: 1925

eichler homes used luan (philippine mahogany... sometimes called meranti) and were oiled (modern equivalent = watco danish oil/golden oak... maybe ith a touch of fruitwood and/or walnut), not varnished (or at least not shiney). i've used minwax's rub-on satin polyurethane (which is a blend of oils a...
by redneckmodern
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Remodel...
Replies: 20
Views: 1785

by redneckmodern
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: hanging modern media console/credenza (custom built)
Replies: 0
Views: 750

hanging modern media console/credenza (custom built)

for sale: hanging media console/credenza size: 72in wide X 21.5in high X 14in deep (total)... center shelf is 11.5in deep use: this is a custom made prototype piece for a larger media console... this open console was designed to be hung by the very sturdy back rail (simply placed and screwed into 2 ...
by redneckmodern
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: In San Fran - need tour advice
Replies: 6
Views: 446

wow. he seemed young. i've missed him at the alameda flea for the past few months and this is obviously the reason why. (not to get gruesome or hi-jack the thread, so PM me with any specific if you have them)... i just walked down market (from church to montgomery) and stopped by inside modern @ lun...
by redneckmodern
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: In San Fran - need tour advice
Replies: 6
Views: 446

was john the fella who bore a slight resemblance to jeff bridges (the dude) in the big lebowski?
by redneckmodern
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: In San Fran - need tour advice
Replies: 6
Views: 446

baz: do you have access to a car? MCM isn't huge in the city (and even the diamond heights neighborhood is a bit spotty and not as "quintessential")... you likely need to head south or east to areas that were developed in the 50's/60's... lots of eichler developments in the sunnyvale/san j...
by redneckmodern
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Mastic glue on pine ceiling issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

bean-e-doo is quite oily and smells like rancid salad dressing -- and i'd think it'd soak into the wood pretty severely. i'd not put it up there. plus, there will still be black marks where the mastic was (and after the bean-e-doo softened it and let it soak further into the wood... if you really wa...
by redneckmodern
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Seeking help on our new home
Replies: 13
Views: 1827

mcmatl... fwiw, i'd guess that 80% of the 2-car garage models in our eichler neighborhood have so much crap stuffed in the garages that parking 1/more cars is impossible... leaving the cars in the driveways or streets where random crime occurs most (more than in the covered carport homes -- which ha...
by redneckmodern
Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with art over my MCM couch
Replies: 26
Views: 3047

seems to me, the paneling itself is a work of art -- and the architecture of the space... not sure you need anything there.
by redneckmodern
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7601

thanks. (burr grinder?) yes. it's a rancilio rocky (doserless). works well... more expensive that it should be, but... purchased from sweetmarias.com (local to us... we used to live about 6 blocks away)... along with the technivorm coffee maker. re: table... i had wanted a uniform surface from count...
by redneckmodern
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Searching for exterior bullet lights
Replies: 4
Views: 597

we also got the remcraft... http://remcraft.com/bullets/index.html

picked it up at psmodern in palm springs... http://www.psmodhome.com/ ... they have more than is what's on the site.

or...

http://www.hiphaven.com/Pages/L_Bullet_Lighting_B.html
by redneckmodern
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Question about Mastic glue removal from ceiling tiles!
Replies: 5
Views: 863

many older mastics contain asbestos. be very, very careful here... while asbestos laden mastic can be removed safely, hacking at it with a tool is not one of those ways unless you protect yourself and the area. that said, looks like someone got brave/foolish with the tiles themselves (especially whe...
by redneckmodern
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen decision: need some insight (ikea v. custom)
Replies: 58
Views: 7601

yaay! we're with the kitchen... (note: "done" links to pix, etc.)
by redneckmodern
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: luan plywood install on the wall
Replies: 5
Views: 868

over sheetrock would help with fire-issues and might be code in some areas... but originally, our eichler paneling was hung directly on the studs (with no insulation in the interior walls). out-of-true studs were slashed and pushed back into square before reinforced (an old, but unfamiliar technique...
by redneckmodern
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Keep the cabinets or start all over?
Replies: 22
Views: 5405

from my POV, it's kinda hard to tell the overall quality. while we'd like to assume that they're old, solid wood cabinets with rock-solid frames, they could be veneered crap baskets... again, hard to tell. the placement of the cooktop (and very low hood) is very awkward right next to the sink -- see...

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