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post #4726 of 5811
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...I don't see the need for another cabin...

Don't think "need," think privilege, assuming it's pretty close to S. Orange.:D

post #4727 of 5811
The cooking pavilion idea sounds pretty boss, though...
post #4728 of 5811
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
 

Don't think "need," think privilege, assuming it's pretty close to S. Orange.:D

 

I have too much privilege. I'm working my way down the pyramid. 

 

About 3 hours, but don't worry you'll have the South Mountain Reservation in your SO backyard. Very nice woodlot. Lots of deer; occasional body. 

 

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The cooking pavilion idea sounds pretty boss, though...

 

I think it might be cool.

 

Really enjoying the place. 

 

This weekend I celebrated a belated Dominion Day with a doublebit.

 

 

Finished the shakes on a bunkie.

 

 

Did a little light reading.

 

 

And found a secret tunnel in the woods.

 

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 7/13/16 at 5:29pm
post #4729 of 5811
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post
 

 

I have too much privilege. I'm working my way down the pyramid. 

 

 

Let me know when you get into the catacombs.

 

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About 3 hours, but don't worry you'll have the South Mountain Reservation in your SO backyard. Very nice woodlot. Lots of deer; occasional body. 

 

Hot bods?  I like hot bods.

post #4730 of 5811

Couple of days in the sun and they get pretty warm.

 

lefty

post #4731 of 5811
Those shakes look great!
post #4732 of 5811

Thanks. I was trying to match what the PO did on the other side, but at about 1/4 of the way in I realized he was drunk when he did them so I changed to free form.

 

Surprisingly satisfying work.

 

lefty

post #4733 of 5811
I can imagine that is often the case with handmade shakes, lol. I don't get to split too often, but I do really enjoy doing so when the odd opportunity comes up.
post #4734 of 5811

Well I am a believer in Benjamin Moore paint now.  I also purchased some better roller covers which helped with the application.  Prep work will probably be about 75% of the time spent on this one room.

post #4735 of 5811

I belive BM Bath and Spa to be the best interior paint on the planet

post #4736 of 5811
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The old knob and tube wiring:

Knob and Tube is a pain but that looks like nice old full dimension lumber.
post #4737 of 5811

Thanks, R.  After posting that pic here, I was concerned by the film on the wood.  But the contractor said most of that was just powder from the decomposing old insulation that had drifted down. Some was mold, and he'd treat everything he didn't replace with Copper-Green.  

 

Speaking of replacement, he's replaced or will be replacing all the studs that he didn't think would disturb the lath and plaster if they were removed, and those he's reinforcing.  This guy is really thorough:

 

 

And instead of shaving the joists to allow the tile floor to be flush with the hardwood in the hallway, he installed plywood level with the joists:

post #4738 of 5811
I like that guy!
post #4739 of 5811
That's serious dedication.
post #4740 of 5811

I understand the idea structurally but I would worry about squeaky floors

edit:on second thought probably no with all those toenails from the flooring

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