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post #3481 of 3490
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Thanks. I'd be careful with your plan, though. We tried to do the same thing with our deck, sanding down using a floor/drum sander, grinding the paint off between boards using an angle grinder, and patching in boards that needed to go. Took forever and was quite expensive. In the end it didn't look good, even after using a deck wash and brightener. It's almost impossible to get the old wood to look great, and it's completely impossible to get it to match the fresh stuff. After all that work we tore all the old boards out and put in new ones. It was a giant waste of time and money, but a great learning experience and quite a bit of good exercise. 

Good luck! But if you have to patch any sections, please don't make the same mistake I did.

Thanks for the advice. My entire deck is mahogany so nothing needs to be replaced. The previous owner used more of a thick stain / paint instead of oiling it so now it's peeling. I did a test section with the new oil and it came out great. I'm just lightly sanding to take up the peeling surface but otherwise not doing too much else to it.
post #3482 of 3490
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Finally finished rehabbing my deck last night, finishing up the staining at 1 am. 

Went from this:





To this:




Just say NO! To deckover paint and excess railings. 

I assume that's ground level and hence the no railings right?
post #3483 of 3490

Right, it's just a small step up from the grass to the deck. I am, however, going to have to put a few railings in near the porch, but nothing significant. 

 

That's my project for next weekend, along with hard-wiring my string lights to an outdoor dimmer switch. 

post #3484 of 3490
Looks great Bob! Mahogany is awesome stuff, I've used some scraps as stakes in the ground for my pine trees....a year later of being in the ground and they're still holding up.
post #3485 of 3490
Nice. Fuck railings. Don't need that shit unless you're selling.
post #3486 of 3490
Is that your dead assistant on the steps
post #3487 of 3490
Okay, fireplace wall sounds like it's going to cost about double what I had mentally budgeted. I won't have all the numbers for another 10 days or so (have to go pick the exact fireplace still) but I can see where this is headed. It's just like on any DIY show in that budgets are just automatically blown.

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Okay, fireplace wall sounds like it's going to cost about double what I had mentally budgeted. I won't have all the numbers for another 10 days or so (have to go pick the exact fireplace still) but I can see where this is headed. It's just like on any DIY show in that budgets are just automatically blown.

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What are you putting up on the wall? Stone? In my development, the family rooms where people went with the option to go all the way up the wall (13') with stone look 100% better than the ones who stopped at the 5 or 6 foot height. I know that those who have gotten quotes to retrofit it have been shocked at the $ involved.
post #3489 of 3490
No stone. The wall is nearly 20' and the center portion will be bumped out about 1'. We're going to use a 12 x 24 dark grey porcelain tile on that, all the way up, and there will be a radius about 16" down from the 13 foot ceiling that will go across the entire wall. The tile will also go on the 16" above the radius (but not on the radius). On either side the wall will be drywall with one floating shelf (which will be at different heights on each side). There will be a hearth and it will be trimmed mainly in the same tile but in strips of mosaic vs. the big tiles on the wall. We're looking at a 60" Primo or Mezzo from Heat and Glo.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

No stone. The wall is nearly 20' and the center portion will be bumped out about 1'. We're going to use a 12 x 24 dark grey porcelain tile on that, all the way up, and there will be a radius about 16" down from the 13 foot ceiling that will go across the entire wall. The tile will also go on the 16" above the radius (but not on the radius). On either side the wall will be drywall with one floating shelf (which will be at different heights on each side). There will be a hearth and it will be trimmed mainly in the same tile but in strips of mosaic vs. the big tiles on the wall. We're looking at a 60" Primo or Mezzo from Heat and Glo.

Sounds awesome. I've got one large floating shelf in my stone. That is a lot of tile work, so knowing what others in my area have paid, I know that it's an expensive job. It does become a rather nice focal point for a room. In my house, the ceiling goes from the 13' up to 19' on an angle, and it would look very empty without that feature. Good luck on the project.
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