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by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Butcher's wax-out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Ah.

How could one use 3 lbs of wax ? That's a lot of bowling lanes. . .!
by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Butcher's wax-out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Why ? Is he that desperate for work ? :oops:

Kidding -- I guess. Maybe I'm the last hold-out in the country. And I have a new TV so I'll watch practically anything -- including Hudge Hudy.

What's a 14 ? Is that like being 86ed ?

8-)

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by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

I'm sorry to hear it. While my own preference might be for only "modern" houses to be built, anywhere, now and in the future -- after all, it is the only really honest way to build, and always was, at any time in history -- there are actually some very presentable example of "the styl...
by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

I don't mind the first example. Roof pitches are consistent, the moldings and trims are weighty enough, and there don't seem to be out-of-place
decorative elements (other than the A & C garage brow trellis, which I applaud nevertheless). And only one paint color ! We should cheer. . .?

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by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Butcher's wax-out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Glyass Wyax ! That always seemed like such a weird idea to me. But I guess it might have resisted soil a bit better
-- assuming it actually left a waxy (?) film on the glass ?


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by SDR
Tue May 19, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA - MCM home for sale in San Rafael Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Wow. Special. Wish I could see a close-up of that ribbed siding. . .


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by SDR
Tue May 19, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Butcher's wax-out of business
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Used it for years -- liked it. Recently tried Briwax, on recommendation. Like it. You ? Differences ?


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by SDR
Sun May 17, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

Yeah -- isn't that the icing on this (sorry) cake ?




:roll:

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by SDR
Sun May 17, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

The garage door doesn't bother me -- just everything else !

I like translucency, I guess.



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by SDR
Sat May 16, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

The one I found couldn't be real -- more like a toontown backlot leftover -- but you get the idea. . .



8-)
by SDR
Sat May 16, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6928

There's nothing new under the sun. . .in the Wild West !

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by SDR
Sun May 03, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: FS: Wilmington, NC....4/5 br, 2.5 ba, 2800 sq ft
Replies: 3
Views: 5306

Well, that is an extraordinary house. I hope you find the right buyer, and are able to feel good enough when it's done. Best wishes.

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by SDR
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pepsi rejoins NYC skyline
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Yeah, but. . .do you have one of these ? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1373/1474775292_16e288828f_o.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sftrajan/1474775292/in/set-72157594470857651/&usg=__rW_5whGgO_YQqygwNE3EVLUv_l4=&h=380&w=500&sz=1...
by SDR
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

by SDR
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

by SDR
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

by SDR
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA--John Lautner Dahlstrom House--for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Here's what architect Lautner says of this commission: "A simple steel frame on a 10-foot module [which is] the maximum span for two by four rafters [@ 12" o.c.], created a fast and economical way of construction. The steel columns are cantilevered [that is, stuck far into the ground, or b...
by SDR
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

An issue with bedrooms is that some users enjoy being able to choose the location of the bed. Is it only kids that like to experiment in this way ? Depending on the size and shape of the room, the location of doors (at least two) and windows, and the size and number of other necessary furnishings (i...
by SDR
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4467

by SDR
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: lighting issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

You guys are the greatest. My hat's off. . .

:D


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by SDR
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: lighting issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

I believe that the least flattering, the least pleasant light in a room comes from centered overhead fixtures. The fact that this is the default location for built-in room lighting is not cause to believe that it is best -- only that it is an easy way for the builder to satisfy the minimum requireme...
by SDR
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4467

Joe, the boards shouldn't have to be any lower than the present fixtures, if the glass is removed -- or a "downlight" hole is cut for each flat-bottomed globe ? An alternate would be a bare bulb, and a diffusing collar of white paper around each bulb, sitting on the board and easily remove...
by SDR
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4467

I suppose I was hoping for something like this: http://sdrdesign.com/joeHall.jpg The board(s) could be wood, painted or not. The lights could be anything from bare bulbs, to the existing fixtures (assuming enough height clearance), to a more diffuse, linear source. Note that I was able to tone down ...
by SDR
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

Thanks, Jerad. Looks good. I just checked out your house and shop -- good going. Great tools, lovely house, swell hardwood furniture projects -- and the longest Dux sofa ever made ? Love your cats. And if that's really a sumac by the front door, you take the cake: my favorite plant of all time. Cong...
by SDR
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Solar orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Not necessarily as interesting to look at as dappled or slatted shade, though. . .? Depending on the climate and seasonal variation, winter sun penetration is sometimes desirable. In combination with a heat-sink floor (stone, brick, dark tile or concrete) it can make up a significant part of the hea...
by SDR
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

Looks like Jerad went the Kerf route. I'd-a thought a young architect would start from scratch -- but you picked a dandy prototype, I'd say. What material are the doors made of, Jerad ? I'll have to check your blog to see what else has been built since I looked last. I sure do agree with Stephen abo...
by SDR
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

Wow -- there it is, speakers "at the correct height" (?) and all. What is the date of construction ? There's no doubt that Nelson and Wright's storagewall was very influential. In the mid 'fifties my parents re-did a portion of our 'thirties Dutch Colonial foursquare in suburban New York; ...
by SDR
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

In their 1945 home-design book "Tomorrow's House," architects George Nelson and Henry Wright show this "storagewall" (their term). http://sdrdesign.com/storagewall.jpg The captions read (clockwise from below, including four that are off-page to the left): Cabinet for vases, etc. ...
by SDR
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

What function(s) are you expecting these built-ins to serve -- storage, display, media, seating -- or all of the above ?


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