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by redneckmodern
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Las Vegas MCM?
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Las Vegas MCM?

Hi: A friend is looking at MCM properties in Las Vegas... I know a few of you know the area well. Anything you can lend insofar as advice, guidance would be great, including: -- Any specific places of interest? Neighborhoods? -- Any places to avoid? -- What to look for in a Las Vegas MCM... Eichlers...
by redneckmodern
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How to poly luan panels
Replies: 5
Views: 2590

ours was a 3-step process... (1) watco danish oil // pick the shade you like -- from neutral to dark walnut... we used golden oak. use generously, but do not let "pool". let dry 72 hours before the next step. + (2) minwax's wipe-on polyurethane (satin) // apply lightly and let dry complete...
by redneckmodern
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Desert Hot Springs, CA: Marmol-Radziner Pre-Fab Price Plunge
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

holy nuts... if i'm not mistaken this was $1.8M just a few years ago...

http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/rednec ... y-pre.html
by redneckmodern
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mid century door escutcheons (link to product)
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

hi brian: yes, your'e correct. many folks have bought that versions and love them. the fellow who makes them is also very receptive to questions, etc... so it's money well spent (> to a thoughtful vendor). however, there are a few issues with this one that prohibited us from using it... i could be w...
by redneckmodern
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: thoughts on installing a pool... (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

by redneckmodern
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mid century door escutcheons (link to product)
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

those look good. I have an original to duplicate if anyone has the skills and machinery to do so. I'll take 10 :wink: a CNC and a block of foam could make stamping dies and/or one-offs could be made by milling aluminum, however, where rejuvenation got it right was the matching of the "satin ch...
by redneckmodern
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mid century door escutcheons (link to product)
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

mid century door escutcheons (link to product)

i know folks often ask about things like this an rejuvenation hardware just recently came out with a new line (and some lights, too). we received ours yesterday an i put up a post detailing the fit/finish and though the eichler owners in the group might like to take a peek. it's not a perfect match,...
by redneckmodern
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: thoughts on installing a pool... (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

thoughts on installing a pool... (?)

hi everyone: we're thinking about installing a pool ... i know many of your homes likely came with a pool, but wonder if anyone has had a new one installed and what those experiences were. i've put up a post which pretty much details the plan, but in short: -- a small pool. no larger than 15X25 (pre...
by redneckmodern
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: original eichler sink size? (terra linda)
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

(unsure of the brand, joe... no markings) fyi: the sinks in terra linda are cast iron, 18in round and held in by a huddee ring. unfortunately, there are not 18in cast iron replacements, but bootz makes an 18in pressed-metal model that could be slipped into the existing ring (although it's not as smo...
by redneckmodern
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: original eichler sink size? (terra linda)
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

original eichler sink size? (terra linda)

hi: i'm helping a friend remodel a bathroom from afar. i'm wondering if anyone could tell me the size of the original eichler sinks -- specifically those used in terra linda (san rafael). i know they're circular-ish -- either oval or round and rimmed with metal. many folks have used the kohler tahoe...
by redneckmodern
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17374

re: shower head height... "new" standard is 80in from the shower floor, but years earlier, it was significantly shorter (72in or less)... how low /is/ the new one? you could go with a removable hand-held shower head or a bar-mount... might look better (and like less of a compromise) than t...
by redneckmodern
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Project Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

by redneckmodern
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Project Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

by redneckmodern
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Project Updates
Replies: 7
Views: 2407

New Project Updates

We've finished off Michael and Iris' laundry nook and are all but a window short of finishing off Diane and Greg's bathroom. Take a look: http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/redneckmodern/2011/06/michael-and-iris-laundry-nook.html http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/redneckmodern/2011/06/in-process-diane-...
by redneckmodern
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Dreaded Painted Paneling
Replies: 11
Views: 10932

egads is right -- it's luan/mahagony. ironically, now some of the cheapest /and/ most expensive material. and he's right about the outcome: unlikely successful, but might as well try. however, if you do strip, please be /very/ careful with chemical stripper. my wife calls me crazy, but i peg her two...
by redneckmodern
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5753

re: preen/MSDS i have no problem using (regular) preen in my yard which has more than adequate ventilation. i also don't generally tend to put anything garden related in my eyes or roll around in it, so i'm good there. the preen bucket comes with an applicator which makes application quite easy and ...
by redneckmodern
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5753

re: preen... long/short: give it a shot. we're not organic by any means (i regularly eat ikea hot dogs) and it's been a good tool for keeping our landscaping clear of weeds along with a good layer of mulch. we've also had bad luck with landscaping fabric (more trouble than it's worth, always pops up...
by redneckmodern
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5753

fwiw: preen has kept our gardens and pathways weed-free for years. in more "barren" spots (places where there's a walkway with no garden or greenery in sight), we've used a product with prometon -- there are a few out there and one i spied at walmart last week). (fyi: costco has started se...
by redneckmodern
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

joe: is that a davida helmet? (if so, you like it?)

can you ID this one?

http://www.corazzo.net/images/lifestyle ... -black.jpg
by redneckmodern
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Real Estate professional recommendation for SF East Bay Area
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

anywhere terribly close to the oakland airport is a bit of a war-zone (imho). we used to live in west-oakland and on christmas night 2004, a stolen, runaway van full of porno crashed into our house at 3AM... and it took the OPD 2-hours to respond. do you need to be close to the airport or just have ...
by redneckmodern
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: need a stain recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

paul: joe's right... it's a popular topic. however, to answer it (in short) here: most folks use a combination of different shades of watco danish oil (from neutral to golden oak to fruitwood to medium walnut... any and combination therein) depending on the natural tone of the wood and/of if you're ...
by redneckmodern
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17374

it meant we could source tile without worrying about edge tiles. it's a lovely detail. if you weren't starting from scratch, while not as "built-in looking, you could get a similar edge-tile-free effect by using schluter aluminum profiles to finish the edge of the tiles. we did this on our bac...
by redneckmodern
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May alert...
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Re: Cliff May alert...

in the most current issue of Sunset. it's the Berkeley prefab house that made it's rounds through here about a year or so ago. the story is about the front and back yard redo. looks pretty nice. I do believe this is the first Cliff May in Sunset since they first appeared in the early '50s. Do you h...
by redneckmodern
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17374

to egads' point above, if you go with kerdi, you kinda need to do the whole system from the inside-out/ground-up. if you were to go with a cast-iron base, you could use kerdiboard or denshield as a tile backer for the walls, though, which would be just as good, if not better than traditional methods...
by redneckmodern
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

i'd second stephen's comment on the malibu lights... the malibu kit at big-orange was easy to install, cost-effective, good looking... and so far, durable... granted, i generally run over my bollards trying to back into the driveway, so any light would be at risk. but more on point, we upgraded the ...
by redneckmodern
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Blog updated
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

ha! find the hidden finster pieces in place and
by redneckmodern
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5124

i would second joe's recommendation. although your system is part-radiant / part-forced air, why work against the system? a neighbor installed a slate-like tile throughout his house. it looks amazing. natural, yet consistent -- and $5/sqft (materials)... plus, with hard-tile (as opposed to glue-down...
by redneckmodern
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it possible to be too cool?
Replies: 22
Views: 3747

hop of over to apartmenttherapy.com for some genuine MCM-hate...where if it's not picked up off the sidewalk and decoupaged with vintage newspapers and placed below a keep-calm-and-carry-on poster, it's not worthy of a place in your home.
by redneckmodern
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Concord, CA - 4 bedroom Eichler for $340,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1138


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