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Wanted to cover my glue closet with some shoji, also finished the drywall to the right.

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post #5147 of 5752
What is a glue closet?
post #5148 of 5752
Place where glue bottles are stored.
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Can this possibly be fixed?
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post #5150 of 5752
I would contact Nate Spaulding, Furniture Conservator, and ask him.
post #5151 of 5752
Close on our new house October 31st. It's 99 years old and basically move in condition with plenty of projects to be accomplished over then next 3-5 years. Waiting to hear back about the appraisal. It'll be our first house.
post #5152 of 5752
Second of three door panels finished. Man, you can really tell what part of the wood gets his by direct sunlight and which doesn't. Going to put another coat on a couple of spots next week when I finish the project. Hopefully will be set for four or five years since the new steel screen doors should block much of the direct sun.
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Built out of old redwood fence posts on rough framing saws. 

 

 

post #5154 of 5752
That redwood is nice.
post #5155 of 5752
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

That redwood is nice.


Its old growth been in the ground 70+ years Ive got some scraps .They are ripped into @1/2x 4 boards of various lengths . if you think you could use them pm me and I ship them to you

post #5156 of 5752
Much appreciated, but not sure I would have much use for them.
post #5157 of 5752
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Much appreciated, but not sure I would have much use for them.


Cool I just hate to use it it for kindling which is what I do with wood scraps . I suffer from a lack of storage that is not exposed to the elements. When I build my dream shop:lol:

post #5158 of 5752
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Just completed refinishing one of three doors sections to the patio. Fine sanded, sprayed down and wiped off, coat of Minwax. Man, I hate doing this shit.

I do to, but oddly enough, when one gets started doing a project like that, it's oddly satisfying to see a pleasant result. That is usually enough to incentivize me to bite off more than I can chew..
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Second of three door panels finished. Man, you can really tell what part of the wood gets his by direct sunlight and which doesn't. Going to put another coat on a couple of spots next week when I finish the project. Hopefully will be set for four or five years since the new steel screen doors should block much of the direct sun.

Hope you used spar urethane.

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Sent in some leaves from my tree to a local university, and got this response (typos in original):
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September 27, 2016

Oak: 201609140001

The sample tested positive for bacterial leaf scorch is caused by Xylella fastidiosa, a
xylem-inhabiting bacterium. Xylella is spread by xylem feeding insects like leafhoppers and
spittlebugs. The bacteria clog the water conducting (xylem) tissues of the plant, causing
symptoms similar to drought stress, such as reddening or browning of the leaf margins,
decreased fruit production, decline in vigor, delayed budbreak, stunting, dieback and eventually
death

Damn.

Looking carefully around the neighborhood, there are actually a pretty good number of oaks and sycamores that seem to have it. Some of them look terrible, most seem like they're going to be around for a while anyway.

Anecdotal reports on the internet suggest that the tree might hang on for decades. It's fairly healthy still. So I guess I won't panic yet.

ETA: The treatment they recommend costs about $4 per 6" of circumference per year, and requires you to drill a separate hole in the tree for each dose each year (one hole for each 6" of the circumference). How many holes is that going to be after a period years?
Edited by Ataturk - 9/27/16 at 4:44pm
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