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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. upthewazzu

    upthewazzu Senior member

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    Just talked with the president of the board and she basically said don't worry about it. As long as the folks behind me build a fence (which she is pretty sure they plan to) then I won't have to do anything. At most, I'd have to slap up some boards on the back side to hide the supports.
     
  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Show me the 5 biggest sniveling busybodies in your building/development and I'll show you your HOA board of directors
     
  3. Piobaire

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    Was not uncommon on deed restrictions. Dearborn, Michigan had that deed restriction on the entire city. So what city was just outside of Dearbonr? Inkster. I kid you not.
     
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    + fucking 1. Wouldnt join one even if they paid me.
     
  5. NorCal

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    Wait, you're the guy who built a fence and put the shitty side towards the neighbor?
    Poor form me boy, poor form.
     
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    Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I have always preferred the shitty side. I'd rather be the guy that can easily climb the fence to see what's on the other side, than be the guy who looks at the smooth panels but can't get over it. It just seems to me that if you put the supports on the outside, you're inviting people to come take a look at your shit.
     
  7. Ataturk

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    Was it really the HOA? Those covenants date to the pre-1950s, (as far as I know) before most HOAs arose.
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Why not just build a fence that does not have an ugly side?
     
  9. upthewazzu

    upthewazzu Senior member

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    It doesn't really bother me either way but the wifey wanted the smooth side so that's how I built it. I do like the way it looks, and I'm not concerned about anyone climbing over it to take a peek. And if they do then more power to them, they'll appreciate the effort I put into landscaping my backyard!
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    mortise and tenons anyone?? No shitty side.
     
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  11. i10casual

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    I just bought a house from an ICE agent. I hope anyone who might want to do bad things to him knows he doesn't live here anymore.
    The fun part is he was an exfirefighter so there are like eight fire alarms around the house. The batteries are going out in each one. So I finally bought a ladder to get up there and change them since the wifey can't seem to drown out the beep, beeping.

    I redid the locks myself. Some of the handles are falling off. Maybe I'll try again.
     
  12. Thomas

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    Yeah, but still exposed joinery unless you put slats on both sides.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    put slats, would be nice, modern, and no need to look at an ugly side.
     
  14. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Aren't there like a billion ways to make a fence that looks the same on both sides?

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  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    I think so, first thought that came to mind was mortise and tenon, but I think you could probably sandwich the slats between two face boards as well. This fence looks like it is constructed that way:

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  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    I think you mean exposed structure? I think of it as a way to center the post, so you no longer have the post on one side with the slats mounted to it.
     
  17. Ataturk

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    Here's something I find amusing--a color history of the inside of my house:

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    That's right, bright pink and then sky blue. And I say it's sky, but it's really a very dark sky. I'm telling you, it's damned ugly. Maybe as ugly as the pink.

    And, yeah, as far as I can tell the whole house was originally pink, not just that room.
     
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  18. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Hard not to love that pink...

    My stairwell in progress

    Before anyone asks, that rug is coming out.

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    Much work to do!

    Raw material for the treads:

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  19. Ataturk

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    Walnut? I love it. Though your landing looks like plywood, not sure how I feel about that.

    The only carpet in my house is on the stairs and it's an eyesore. Much too quiet and safe for my taste, so I'll be undertaking that project eventually. I really want to take up woodworking in general, so it'll give me an excuse to lay down some money for a good jointer/planer. I already have a powermatic cabinet saw, a bandsaw, routers, a little lathe, stuff like that. No 220v in the shop, though, not even a box, so I can't even use the saw at the moment. I'm kind of on the fence about hiring someone to put it in versus doing it myself. I think I know how to do it, more or less, just don't want to dig up the yard in the winter. Looking at the conduit that's already there I doubt I could pull a big wire through it.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

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    Yup, walnut. Landing is walnut plywood, I've seen it used and liked it so I'm using it on this.

    You have a powermatic cabinet saw and are not using it? I have been debating a sawstop myself, professional 54". If I decide to do kitchen cabinets for this house I will put it to use.
     

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