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Posted a few weeks back looking for a washer and dryer. Ended up buying the Samsung 9100 series in onyx - they have insane capacity so it should be able to keep up with the family. CR's top rated and was able to beat up Best Buy on the price pretty good.

Were you looking at both side and top loaders?  If so what made you decide on a side loader?  Wife hinted at new washer/dryer with tax return.  TIA

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Keep an eye peeled on this site: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/

 

I think you'll find that R&B is going to be much better quality than WE.

 

lefty

 

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auctionzip.com is another one that is good.  An auctioneer friend uses that exclusively for online but still said he only gets about 10% from online sales.

 

 

Thank you both for your input. I've bookmarked both of these sites.

 

However, I decided to buy this live edge dining table in 84". It's made by a company called South Cone Furniture.

 

 

 

And paired it with two of these:

 

 

 

And four of these:

 

 

 

And grabbed four of these for the bar:

 

 

 

I think it all looks nice, especially considering the budget.

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I was just informed the curtains are in for the baby's room.  After finally taking the rods out of the box and having 8 ft. of silk attached to them, I am going to need some monster anchors.  I swear the rods and decorative ends could be used as a mace to stop intruders.

Will update once I hang them this weekend.

Those sound pretty serious!

Make them super sturdy. My son is now 9 months and has a tendency to hoist himself up with everything from the hair on my head to tables, chairs, ect.
post #4054 of 6329
What is the deal with kitchen cabinets? I know generally what to look for and what the trade offs are as far as quality construction - but as far as manufacturers, I cannot get a grip on whats really going on. It seems like there are dozens on national brands with little difference between them, and each brand might offer several lines with little difference between each line.

Does anybody know of a semi-custom line/company that offers numerous wood/veneer options such as walnut or mahogany? Am I being the typical consumer that really wants something custom but doesn't want to pay for it?
post #4055 of 6329
Most kitchen units are the same dimensions and a lot of mid/low end manufactures are part of large conglomerates, which manufactures everything on the same factory floor and is essentially a giant rip off.

Most buyers completely refuse to acknowledge this and get obscenely mad, when you tell them, they could have saved $xxxx, going 3 doors down getting the same kitchen from the sister company.

Pending on how much want to spend, there are a bunch of options for walnut.
post #4056 of 6329
It really pays to look local as well. There probably are local cabinet shops in your area that will build and install (and sometimes even help wth design), and they can be cheaper and more flexible than the big companies. And everything they do is custom.
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I'm very pleased with the Schrock cabinets I bought. All made in Illinois.

FWIW, I was advised not to buy from the manufacturers based in the Deep South due to quality control issues.
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Kitchen countertops were installed yesterday. Today, I installed the sink which was a royal pain in the ass. It's an undermount and the brackets are difficult to thread. The tiny screws are flat head so using a screwdriver and drill proved difficult. Why the hell don't all manufacturers use Phillips head?

Plumbing was a bit of a challenge because one of the valves leaked on the first try. We took it off, cut a new piece of copper, and re-soldered and installed. Worked fine after that.
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Damn, look at Cunny being all handy and stuff.
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Debating fabric choices for a pair of vintage chairs from the 60s. Thoughts?









Sample for the last fabric was smaller than the others but intention is to cover both cushions
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Damn, look at Cunny being all handy and stuff.

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If you are putting your own drains in....use plumbers putty (good stuff that does not stain).

Phillips screws, btw, were made to prevent over-torquing so that is why they are not always used, especially for situations where one would be cutting their own threads.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

If you are putting your own drains in....use plumbers putty (good stuff that does not stain).

Phillips screws, btw, were made to prevent over-torquing so that is why they are not always used, especially for situations where one would be cutting their own threads.

While commonly believed (and in fact sometimes employed in practice), that is not actually thought to have been an intentional design feature of the Phillips head. If anything Phillips himself believed the opposite about his fastener (or at least promoted it that way)

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-42698-205111/unrestricted/chapter_2.pdf (section 2.2 details this).
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Interesting stuff.

In either case, I find them aggravating on anything high torque, usually I will use a bit designed to self tap first, then follow it up with the phillips.
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If only Robertson's English business partners hadn't totally screwed him over (no pun intended)...we might be commonly using a screw design that doesn't cam out, stays attached to the driver without magnets, and keeps the driver centered.

But I guess that privilege is reserved for canadians.
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