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The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FTFY
     
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    There was a system they used for awhile between plaster and drywall. Instead of wood lath
    a perforated sheet rock was nailed to the studs and then plaster over that . It was before my time but I encountered on remodels every now and then
     
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    Luckily our almost finished place is built entirely out of cross-laminated timber and has only a couple of square feet of drywall in the whole place...
     
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  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wish I could say the same...
     
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    Why not until late 20th C. people figured out that walls should be built of wooden sticks and pressed recycled cardboard instead of bricks, hmmm. "Progress."
     
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    Pics or link to pics ? [​IMG]
     
  7. sugarbutch

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    Yesterday I ordered some prefinished maple ply to make cabinets for our new bedroom and bathroom. If they turn out decently, I'll post pics...

    :)
     
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    You'll be painting these right?
     
  9. sugarbutch

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    Um, no. It's prefinished.
     
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    The door levers for the upstairs rooms arrived
    [​IMG]

    Currently the knobs are a mishmash of really cheap stuff. But there were two glass knobs that were probably original to the house.
    [​IMG]
    We'll be using them on the main floor for two doors off the entrace hallway.
     
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    Surprised you went with door handles instead of knobs, the Anglo-Saxon ghosts of your house would not know how to operate those.
     
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    I thought I post this random selection of Champagne-Ardenne properties in France. I am going to Reims in a week and just looked at what is available in the area. Boy, I'm always amazed by the noble bones of French homes. What beauties. Makes me want to buy one of these and renovate just as a project. BTW taxes on these are 1/5 to 1/10 of what I used to pay in US for homes that are not remotely comparable to these.

    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007002560.htm?ca=12_s
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1007882269.htm?ca=12_s
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/989848522.htm?ca=12_s
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/bureaux_commerces/993571515.htm?ca=12_s
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/982275269.htm?ca=12_s
    https://www.leboncoin.fr/ventes_immobilieres/1028700149.htm?ca=12_s
     
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    He's in SF, it is probably legally required even for private residences due to ADA compliance. [​IMG]
     
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    I drink so much Champagne I should have been made honorary citizen long time ago. Methink those houses must have some nice old cellars....mmmmmmm.
     
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    The house looks great, FM. Thanks for sharing the blog w/ us. I hadn't heard of that type of construction before. I'd probably prefer larger windows, but I'm guessing you went with that size for energy efficiency.

    And thanks for the advice earlier about the door handles/knobs everyone. We went with levers partly due to accessibility, although I have no idea if they're required by ADA.
     
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    Those prices seem really low.
     
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    Dude. . . in many ways you're building my dream home. I love the use of the HRV, I'm curious to see how it ultimately performs for you. So many questions. . .
     
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