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post #3946 of 5753
It pays dividends especially for those who really enjoy this stuff.

If you do live edge and dont want to pay a fortune, have a local craftsman make it, but make sure it's someone who builds them on the regular. Just keep in mind, inexpensive for live edge tables can be around 3-4k depending on the size and how complicated the base is.

One my friends has been asking me to build her a table for about 6 months now and so I finally gave her an idea of what it would cost, and when I did she looked at me like I had just killed her favorite pet.....and I'm not charging labor...

Anyways, just changed the fan in the master bedroom. I honestly wanted to replace it with a pendant light, but my wife insisted on a fan so I bought one. So glad to be rid of the contractor special, amazing what small changes can do to a room.

This is for Vinny, this room I did about a year ago, it's the only one with crown molding....which I not big on, but I decided to leave it rather than do a ton of repair work.



IRL the ceiling is slightly lighter.
post #3947 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

The stuff we had done over last summer really has been excellent over the holiday season. The remodeled fireplace wall is both beautiful and functional. When you walk into the house it's one of the first things you see and looks particularly good at night, which is of course, starting at 6pm these days. It's warm and toasty also and we let the house get down into the 50s at night so sitting in front of it right now with coffee is awesome and relaxing. The Sonos system, which I highly recommend if you're a music person, continues to be awesome and at least one of our guests we've had over in the last week plans to get an install done. Even the little things we've done, like different pendant lights over the bar area, have all really come together, and at least in our opinion, look great.

Our new couch and love seat, that we ordered back in October, are arriving this Saturday. After we live with them for a few months we'll start table shopping. I think we might even get a "live edge" peace (but not one of those insanely expensive ones some of you buy).

Dang, that's pretty cold! How low are the lows around your place? I actually like the house to get cold in the evening as it makes a more natural transition to evening activities/bedtime, but I must admit that I find it a lot easier to get up if I have the heat kick on a half hour beforehand!
post #3948 of 5753
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Dang, that's pretty cold! How low are the lows around your place? I actually like the house to get cold in the evening as it makes a more natural transition to evening activities/bedtime, but I must admit that I find it a lot easier to get up if I have the heat kick on a half hour beforehand!

Yeah, work mornings need a touch of furnace or it's tough to roll out at 5:30a. In the last few weeks we've had multiple nights in the high 20s for our lows so it gets legit chilly here although nothing like where I grew up in Canada.
post #3949 of 5753
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It pays dividends especially for those who really enjoy this stuff.

If you do live edge and dont want to pay a fortune, have a local craftsman make it, but make sure it's someone who builds them on the regular. Just keep in mind, inexpensive for live edge tables can be around 3-4k depending on the size and how complicated the base is.

One my friends has been asking me to build her a table for about 6 months now and so I finally gave her an idea of what it would cost, and when I did she looked at me like I had just killed her favorite pet.....and I'm not charging labor...

Anyways, just changed the fan in the master bedroom. I honestly wanted to replace it with a pendant light, but my wife insisted on a fan so I bought one. So glad to be rid of the contractor special, amazing what small changes can do to a room.

This is for Vinny, this room I did about a year ago, it's the only one with crown molding....which I not big on, but I decided to leave it rather than do a ton of repair work.



IRL the ceiling is slightly lighter.

 

 

 

Thanks for the photo. This is a good combination, I'll try to pick up those colors and test them in my home. I'm hoping to do a three-piece crown before we paint throughout the first floor. I'd love to do it myself and save myself the labor costs, but with 3-year old twins, I don't have much time to learn a new skill, let alone finish a job that extensive.

post #3950 of 5753
Anytime.

Finish carpentry is certainly a specialty, and good work shows. I work off of squared pieces, but I always find it impressive that good finish carpentry is working with something that is not always perfectly square (rarely ever perfectly square) and yet they can make it turn out beautifully.
post #3951 of 5753

So I tried to take a picture of the room I just finished but it turned out similar to SG's photo.  The walls are a light gray but they photograph dark like SG's pic then the ceiling is basic ceiling white.  Crown molding is something I would like in more rooms but with a 55 year old house, it is no where close to being square anymore.  That and finding finish carpenter is tough and very costly if they make it seamless.  The crown in some friends newer houses does not look good but I don't mention it to them...

post #3952 of 5753
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I hate real estate agents, but now ours.

Handbuilt out of salvaged material.
Main cabin:




Very nice my friend! Property looks hella private, which makes me jealous since privacy in the Smoky Mountains these days seems to be a word reserved for toilets and anti-government extremists..
post #3953 of 5753

Thanks. Not that private - there's a property right beside with a small cabin and a better pond than ours. I may make an offer on that and tear down the cabin and open the land between the two.

 

lefty

post #3954 of 5753
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Thanks. Not that private - there's a property right beside with a small cabin and a better pond than ours. I may make an offer on that and tear down the cabin and open the land between the two.

lefty

lol, now there's a swell first world solution to a first world problem..

seriously, enjoy..
post #3955 of 5753

It's upstate NY ... third world prices.

 

lefty

post #3956 of 5753
where upstate?
post #3957 of 5753

Three hours in off-peak traffic - above Delhi. Far away from hicksters.

 

lefty

post #3958 of 5753
I like the way you're thinking, lefty. My wife harbors a similar fantasy about our neighbor's house, but that's far from third-world pricing.
post #3959 of 5753

Wouldn't that revoke your "neighbour" status?

 

lefty

post #3960 of 5753

@gnatty8 Is that your cabin in the WAYWRN thread? Wider shots would be cool.

 

lefty

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