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post #1771 of 1897
Don't use MDF as sub-flooring! It doesn't handle moisture at all. It's just an adhesive and dust compound and will corrode quite fast underneath a floor where air circulation is minimal. It's also very dense, so it requires excessive nail width (7d or so), which damages the surface of the flooring above it. MDF is primarily used for cabinetry millwork or external surfaces that will be finished with a vapor retarding paint or laminate to stop any potential exposure to water.

If you're going for economical subflooring instead of engineered wood, you want OSB (Oriented strand board) joists with cedar or pine furring strips on top. They dry much quicker, deter insects from penetrating the floor, and are soft enough to also allow you to use minimal nails (4-5d) to conceal the joinery's visibility.

post #1772 of 1897

Never thought about that. We used OSB under our hardwood downstairs. When we were renovating condos we just used an insulating base layer under a laminate. 

post #1773 of 1897
Awesome stuff, Pierce.
post #1774 of 1897
I was talking about the walls, I would not use mdf or z-clips on the floors....

I've seen hardwood plywood used for floors, but durability would have a lot to do with the finish. I'm doing a stairwell at the moment and using hardwood plywood for the landing. I plan to cap the edge leading down the stairs in solid wood.
post #1775 of 1897
Anyways, going about my stairwell renovation.

I am switching to Benjamin Moore for any of the main floor or second floor living areas.

- Using poplar for the moldings and I've designed my own handrail to be attached with standoffs rather than metal hardware. It will be 8/4 walnut, x 4" tall with a taper cut into the sides from about 1/4 of the way down. Standoff will be 1-1/2" walnut dowels.
post #1776 of 1897

Post pics as it goes.

 

Stairwells are such a pain in the ass. I hope it goes well.

post #1777 of 1897
Thank you, will do.

This one has not proven to be too much of bear, aside from the fact that I think it was the 3rd rate team that originally did the drywall.
post #1778 of 1897
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Anyways, going about my stairwell renovation.

I am switching to Benjamin Moore for any of the main floor or second floor living areas.

- Using poplar for the moldings and I've designed my own handrail to be attached with standoffs rather than metal hardware. It will be 8/4 walnut, x 4" tall with a taper cut into the sides from about 1/4 of the way down. Standoff will be 1-1/2" walnut dowels.

Sweet - did you get your coop appoval?
post #1779 of 1897
I am not sure if this is the right thread but here it goes: I have 5 meters long corridor in my apartment it is 1.5m x 5m and I need ideas on what the hell to do with it , other than a gallery.
I can have custom furniture built for it but I need an inspirational ideas. The corridor connects the entrance room to the main-room
post #1780 of 1897

That's not very wide so not sure what kind of furniture you could put in other than a narrow bookcase. What could make it interesting is custom lighting. 

 

Do you have a picture?

 

lefty

post #1781 of 1897
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Sweet - did you get your coop appoval?

I do not live in a coop.
post #1782 of 1897
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I am not sure if this is the right thread but here it goes: I have 5 meters long corridor in my apartment it is 1.5m x 5m and I need ideas on what the hell to do with it , other than a gallery.
I can have custom furniture built for it but I need an inspirational ideas. The corridor connects the entrance room to the main-room

A custom installation of climate controlled wine storage display.
post #1783 of 1897
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A custom installation of climate controlled wine storage display.

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post #1784 of 1897
Originally Posted by Piobaire

A custom installation of climate controlled wine storage display.
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It is not a bad idea, but I have a cellar in the basement that is climate controlled.
I was considering long console (custom made?), but need vision for it or photos. I can always put some antique junk on top of console and store shoes or clothing in it. That is all I have for ideas right now.
Custom lighting sounds interesting as well. I was considering museum spot lights for pictures plus one overhead lighting fixture.
post #1785 of 1897


I have a console in a similar situation to what you mentioned that I made from 6/4 character grade walnut in a simple configuration. I use it for random curiosities and to hold a valet box. It has one shelf, no doors.
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