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by redneckmodern
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

our foam room (1800sf) was $16K. this seems to be the going rate in NorCal.
by redneckmodern
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2430

by redneckmodern
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16962

yep. we used densgard. to second egads: the old-school way is... old. kerdi has come out with another "innovation" in the form of ready-to-use board (gypsum panels with the kerdi membrane pre-applied) which would make install much easier. it's called kerdi-board. http://www.kerdi-board.com...
by redneckmodern
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just posted 31 new pics of our new house
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

curious: how is that google-ad-thing working out? is it making enough $ to even worry about?
by redneckmodern
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16962

you going back to the studs? I have too because the bank, who sold us the house, hired goons to heavy textured the drywall. plus, the current shower (no original) has leaked for at least 10 years that I know of. might want to see if kerdi-board is available in your area. i had good results with den...
by redneckmodern
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16962

you going back to the studs? I have too because the bank, who sold us the house, hired goons to heavy textured the drywall. plus, the current shower (no original) has leaked for at least 10 years that I know of. might want to see if kerdi-board is available in your area. i had good results with den...
by redneckmodern
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 16962

by redneckmodern
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Rancho Del Diablo Neighborhood Yard Sale: Saturday 8/21
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Rancho Del Diablo Neighborhood Yard Sale: Saturday 8/21

(Concord California (Bay Area)... tried to put in the subject, but it wouldn't fit) Hi everyone... Rancho Del Diablo is having a Neighborhood Yard Sale this Saturday. Phoenix, Sacramento and Wilson Streets (@ Mendocino Dr.) in Concord near Concord High School. Saturday August 21st / 8am - 2pm ... Ra...
by redneckmodern
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3060

i'm a fan of paneling as much as the next mod-guy, but methinks that's a bit much for that room... and it seems like grooved, not solid (which has always had a "double-wide" feel to me). you might think to replace some of the paneled walls with drywall and some with grasscloth (entirely --...
by redneckmodern
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: the new DWR catalog is here...
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

the new DWR catalog is here...

(and features quite a few shots of the house... it's come a long way in three years.)

http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/rednec ... -home.html
by redneckmodern
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: repair? replace? chipped porcelain tub...
Replies: 4
Views: 884

thanks joe. i did see one thread (only) where you discussed your tub-refinishing, however, i didn't see anything on spot-repairs... which is ideally what we'd like to do as the rest of the enamel is in good shape (and original enamel would be sturdier than any refinishing). given the state we're at ...
by redneckmodern
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: repair? replace? chipped porcelain tub...
Replies: 4
Views: 884

repair? replace? chipped porcelain tub...

we'd like to keep the tub in our eichler -- the previous owners had 9 kids, so i consider it to be part of the "soul" of the house (weird, perhaps)... and considering its age, it's in great shape save the dime-sized chip that occurred when tearing out the old tile/backer ... (insert red-fa...
by redneckmodern
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terrazzo shower surround wall panels
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

ivory deposits a lot of soap scum. liquid soap (detergent) leaves no scum by design and dove (as a bar soap) is better than most. zest used to be a detergent bar until they changed the formula in 2007. for us, white grout is much better than the black we have on our shower floor (which lead to the i...
by redneckmodern
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 4500

great opportunity... first choice: right front bottom border... second choice: back (right bottom)... make sure it is in a soft pencil (i.e.: don't let the pencil dent the paper) and document the signing event with your own reference photos + print these out with archival inks and paper (epson ultra...
by redneckmodern
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Apartment Therapy House Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

wwilber: you were indeed brave to put it to the AT crowd for critique. if it's not decoupaged or hauled out of a dumpster and brush-painted, it seems to garner a good bit of ire as of late.

great space.
by redneckmodern
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 5707

looks like you've had most of your questions answered, but in regards to a foam roof. for eichlers -- with such a low profile and little/no insulation to speak of otherwise (and drainage issues due to settling, etc), foam is indeed a good choice. you have the ability to "shape" it after it...
by redneckmodern
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on bedroom flooring
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

i think a good quality slate (or slate-esque) surface would be more trouble-free than VCT (and actually look better in your house) -- not an educated opinion, but there's stripping and recoating of VCT which is necessary and known... most natural stone is a set, protect and forget scenario. no? (per...
by redneckmodern
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: opinions needed on bedroom flooring
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

i think joe, egads and myself might be the VCT corner of the forum and those two have wise words for you -- especially the pro-install. i'd even go so far as to say "pay for what you can"... i.e.: in my experience, you'll waste a lot of sweat equity trying to save a few bucks. in our insta...
by redneckmodern
Fri May 28, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: mahogany paneling + water - how to repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

you might try some neutral (clear) howard's restore-a-finish... there's a reason we call it "jesus juice" in our house.
by redneckmodern
Tue May 25, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 4400

fyi: for us, the bean-ee-doo also seeped into the wood sill-plates on the floor and the smell lingered for quite a while. the process involves sloshing a lot of liquid around on the floor, so it isn't a tidy chore. if you have baseboards, etc. this could be a messy task... and smelly... like slightl...
by redneckmodern
Tue May 25, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 4400

Well we went to home depot today to pick up some marking paint and fell in love with a floor. Theirs. I love how they have some aggregate exposed on their concrete... remember, theirs was finished to be a final floor. not that you couldn't get that, but it will take cleaning, stripping, diamond gri...
by redneckmodern
Tue May 25, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 4400

slate might look nice, too... http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/sf/HotzMain_03.jpg and i'd think it'd be durable and possible to install over the mastic-stained subfloor (you'd need to remove the mass of the mastic, but the mastic stains pretty badly and getting to a clean surface will take gr...
by redneckmodern
Mon May 24, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: concrete floor question
Replies: 37
Views: 4400

what's your overall visual goal? budget? joe and egads covered most of it, but for your wear concerns, you might look more carefully at VCT (or linoleum / forbo-marmoleum) -- it wears quite well we've found. not as well as concrete, but probably the 2nd best choice and you can use area rugs to softe...
by redneckmodern
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Cabinets
Replies: 13
Views: 2374

i second the recommendation of nexus. http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/06/dsc00027.jpg http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/redneckmodern/2008/10/finishing-touch.html many ikea products are crap. they are made from crap and you know that when you buy it. cabinets can be the ...
by redneckmodern
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aluminum Window retrofits!
Replies: 18
Views: 3807

we had good luck with milgards. we measured ourselves, ordered from big orange and installed them ourselves as well...

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sorry you're having a hard time with the salespeople... perhaps skip them altogether.
by redneckmodern
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

you could get creative with the elfa install including filling in the gaps between the standards with panels (wood, drywall, homasote, cork, etc)... if you used wood and made shelves out of the same wood, the result would be similar to what we did with the rakks system (like a "fake recess"...
by redneckmodern
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

I'm still waiting to hear if this is a rental. My suggestions would differ. If it is, I suggest cruising Ikea as is for some Billy bookcases. how does living in a rental equate to living in a frat house? fwiw: in my last rental, we moved into the unit semi-unfinished, got discounts from the owner t...
by redneckmodern
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Adjustable shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

agreed: iss is really expensive... ... which is why we went to rakks. however, i'd not trust my rakks system for super-heavy loads. they're aluminum and friction-fit, so once you make a "placement", the bracket kinda wants to go back there, as it makes a bit of a divot in the channel -- ma...
by redneckmodern
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 17543

I actually saw a decent simple outdoor dining table at Target the other day. And it's cheap too. Looks better in person. http://bit.ly/da5tlv if you're gonna go there, check out ikea's norrsten table -- aluminum and glass. unfortunately, only in black. we're using it in our atrium with their urban ...
by redneckmodern
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 17543

CB2 has some pretty amazing stuff presently. powder-coated aluminum. nice.

http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=103&f=5629
http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=103&f=5651

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