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by johnnyapollo
Fri May 09, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie - help re: designing new MCM home
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Here's a list of AL resources to try:

http://www.homesbyarc.com/ (Huntsville)
http://www.GAstudio.com (Birmingham)
http://www.auburn.edu/~faustrl/ (Robert Faust in Auburn)

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Orleans Modern ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

by johnnyapollo
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: FADO Globe replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Check this site:
http://www.lightinguniverse.com/

I recently replaced my exterior globe-on-a-post with one I found there - good prices and quick delivery.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ductless range hood conversion kits?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: atomic ranch doors
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Those look cool but $2k for a door?

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: new construction & aparments
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Not an apartment, but there are some bauhaus influenced condos in Atlanta that are sweet - let me know if there's any interest.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sanding beams on wood ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 306

From the grain it looks more like Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) to me. Fir usually is clearer looking, almost devoid of knots. You'll indeed need to sand those as the stain has penetrated - I'd try something out-of-the-way and unnoticeable first to figure out the effort involved - if it's a PITA you ca...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where the hardwood meets the aluminum window frame . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 1694

If it's real wood flooring and not the engineered stuff, it's usually a good idea to have one strip running with the door/window and then but the edges of any boards running perpendicular to it into the groove. This is done "breadboard" style to prevent the boards from raising up - it also...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod heater.......220V? What's it take for me to
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

There are many issues here and I haven't heard anyone admit to being a certified electrician? Just having a step up transformer isn't a solution - what you need to be concerned about is amperage. If it's pulling 15 amps at 240, it'll want double that at 120 - a typical 120 circuit is either 15 or 20...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Facade Design Concept
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Have you thought about moving your fencing back from the front plane of your house? Moving it back even a couple of feet and painting an alternate color would do much to improve the bland-blend look. I'm taking it for granted that the doors are gonna be fixed.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mold in old houses
Replies: 18
Views: 2971

While you have the walls apart you might consider updating any wiring (grounds are often missing in older homes), or adding circuits where you've wanted them. On the bright side, this could turn into an opportunity - just a suggestion.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interesting "Frank Lloyd Wright" house in Montgome
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Vollendorf was an architect who published his plans in New Homes Guide magazine in the late 50s and 60s. He taught several places; I think he lived in Oklahoma for one. <- just more info a friend sent me.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interesting "Frank Lloyd Wright" house in Montgome
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Interesting "Frank Lloyd Wright" house in Montgome

Was sent this listing in Montgomery (it's a real estate listing but I'm not the seller). I thought about the similarity of this house to some of Robert Green's designs and upon further research, it turns out the architect Dean Vollendorf is/was indeed a Wright Fellow - I thougtht some of you might b...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking for MCMs in Atlanta
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

Hey Luther, that second one has great appeal. I've been in a couple of those homes off Milmar - it seems like it was really noisy over there, with the interstate in the backyard, but there are some cool looking houses - I need to go back with the camera. Even with the proximity of Spaghetti Junction...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking for MCMs in Atlanta
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help: I need some sort of rubber feet for hairpin legs...
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Why not dip the ends? Try some Dip and Grip, Grip Drip or Rustoleum's Drip and Guard. Fix some tape so you have consistency between all the legs. I've been using a similar product to this for years with great results - you can dip multiple times until you get a thickness you're happy with and this s...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: eichler... trapped in time
Replies: 22
Views: 3815

I never chimed in earlier - my home was built in 1964 and has 150 amp service - but my home is larger than most in the neighborhood. My first house in the neighborhood originally had 100 amp service (fuses) that was replaced with a 200 amp service. Since living in my current house I've added a 100 a...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first post and my 1969 MCM pad, in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

There are some neat, interesting and inexpensive MCM homes in Tennessee. Robb showcases some on http://www.nashvillemodern.com

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single vs double pane windows, real life pros and cons
Replies: 51
Views: 5908

For a while some window companies were offering vinyl in dark brown, but I don't think most are any longer (Sears I believe is an exception, but I don't know about the quality). You can alway install frameless windows and create your own wood stop to hold them in - they have the least obstruction th...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Striated Plywood - Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2224

SDR - that Japanese technique your referencing ( jin-di-sugi ) actually started out as a burial - wood was selected for its surface figure after dimensioning/drying and buried with various additives to help make the wood decompose - after a certain amount of time, the wood would be pulled up and com...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rush Creek A-frame pics
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Those built-ins are really cool and not something you see outside of a Wright Fellowship designed home.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Striated Plywood - Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2224

I had a 50's house in Atlanta that used fibrous siding with a similar texture - it's also what I had in mind when you first described the plywood. I've never seen it locally in plywood - good luck in your hunt. Depending on the amount you need, you (or someone else) may be able to approximate the ef...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first post and my 1969 MCM pad, in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Hey Ron,

Here's my other website featuring the Northcrest subdivision in Atlanta - has some tri-level homes you might like:

http://www.northcrestmodern.com

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first post and my 1969 MCM pad, in Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Very nice! I've seen similar design elements in south Georgia and East Tennessee. Love the red carpet!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Single-lite or slab door-what do you think
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

Solid slab - unless the entryway is very dark.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: theme and variations IV, the chair
Replies: 58
Views: 1279

by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Coverings
Replies: 35
Views: 6350

My plan is to have them straddle the divides in the window banks and have them hanging from a rail usind door hardware. When open they would be to the sides of the windows, creating a faux white window to each side. When closed they would be translucent so light would come in and the glow would add ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Coverings
Replies: 35
Views: 6350

I've been toying with the idea of building sliding shoji type screens to block the main windows on my house - they would be four custom panels that would slide to areas to each side of the bank of windows: http://wildtoys.com/house/Spring2005/LivingRoom1.jpg The only issue is that it would take away...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: insect ID
Replies: 19
Views: 1770

You can try diotomaceous earth - basically the remains of fossilized marine animals - the sharp edges of the power score the undersides of bugs and cause dehydration (ultimately killing the bugs). I've got some friends using the powder and they're finding it pretty effective - much like boric acid b...

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