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post #61 of 119
It was towards the end of my build before I really started throwing the larger scraps away. Never know when that scrap piece just might save you.

I think having "too many tools" is like saying I have "too many fishing lures" or "too many golf clubs" or "too much ammo" it is just not possible! biggrin.gif

Looks like you are continuing to make good progress.

Speaking of tourneys, I think in the Big 10 IU and Purdue might have a pretty good chance of making it to the big dance. I can keep my fingers crossed anyway.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #62 of 119
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Originally Posted by IHaveAMullet View Post

Great thread, enjoying the pics and the updates. I've got a pile of Dewalt cordless tools myself, but I've also got a soft spot for Makita (track saw). Never could see the value in Festool stuff, not even for a tape measure.

Keep it up, looks great.

I agree so much with this statement. About a year ago I was going to buy a festool table and the more and more I looked at it i just couldn't justify spending $600 plus on a table that looked like it's base was made out of a folding table from Wal-Mart!
post #63 of 119
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

It was towards the end of my build before I really started throwing the larger scraps away. Never know when that scrap piece just might save you.

I think having "too many tools" is like saying I have "too many fishing lures" or "too many golf clubs" or "too much ammo" it is just not possible! biggrin.gif

Looks like you are continuing to make good progress.

Speaking of tourneys, I think in the Big 10 IU and Purdue might have a pretty good chance of making it to the big dance. I can keep my fingers crossed anyway.

Regards,

RTROSE

I'm honestly in love with college basketball right now because I love watching upsets instead of blow outs. It's really been an exciting season so far, but I can't wait to see what happens in the tourney!
post #64 of 119
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Started building a half wall . I saw this at a friends house. They had a pool table next to theirs and the wall was nice to set your beer on or lean your cue against. Honestly trying to get this wall set straight and level is more of a pain than any of the framing so far, but I'll be done tonight.
post #65 of 119
I like that idea. Probably will have all sorts of crap setting on it biggrin.gif
post #66 of 119
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I like that idea. Probably will have all sorts of crap setting on it biggrin.gif

I told my fiance' I was going to put outlets on the half wall and on the back wall. That way if something was setting on there and needed to be plugged in it would be easier. She replied "oh good. I could plug my scentsies on there" eek.gif
post #67 of 119
eek.gifbiggrin.gif That 's kinda funny and kinda sad.
post #68 of 119
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I told my fiance' I was going to put outlets on the half wall and on the back wall. That way if something was setting on there and needed to be plugged in it would be easier. She replied "oh good. I could plug my scentsies on there" eek.gif
Great idea for the half-wall. Wasn't sure what a Scentsy was until I googled it.
Looks like they have Scentsy Man but no Scentsy Man Cave
post #69 of 119
Is it too late? Did you set those bottom plates? If not, you might want to think about moving them out an inch. And if you use clips on the topplate, you will decouple the entire wall. Your future wife will thank you.
post #70 of 119
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Great idea for the half-wall. Wasn't sure what a Scentsy was until I googled it.
Looks like they have Scentsy Man but no Scentsy Man Cave

haha don't let them in your house! At first it doesn't seem so bad. Kitchen smells like cookies, no big deal. But then when every single room has a different smell it is overbearing!
post #71 of 119
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Is it too late? Did you set those bottom plates? If not, you might want to think about moving them out an inch. And if you use clips on the topplate, you will decouple the entire wall. Your future wife will thank you.

I won't be using clips, but can you explain what you're talking about a little more? You lost me on this.
post #72 of 119
It looks like I wasn't seeing all of the pictures when I looked yesterday, so it looks like it's too late. I thought you were ready to just start framing and that the bottom plates were not set to the floor yet.

I'm talking about decoupling the walls for sound isolation. From the pics, it hard to tell, but it looks like you built the walls right up to the foundation walls. To decouple the walls, you build them at least an inch away from the foundation walls and use clips to attach the top plate to the joists. Then you use clips and channel on the ceiling to decouple it.
post #73 of 119
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It looks like I wasn't seeing all of the pictures when I looked yesterday, so it looks like it's too late. I thought you were ready to just start framing and that the bottom plates were not set to the floor yet.

I'm talking about decoupling the walls for sound isolation. From the pics, it hard to tell, but it looks like you built the walls right up to the foundation walls. To decouple the walls, you build them at least an inch away from the foundation walls and use clips to attach the top plate to the joists. Then you use clips and channel on the ceiling to decouple it.

Thank you for that. I was lost because I thought you were talking about the half way away from the exterior wall. I stumbled upon this site and learned about clips and sound isolation to late. If I make a dedicated area, which will happen in the future, I'll definitely be more prepared for it that go-round.
post #74 of 119
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Had a productive weekend. Got the half wall finished and exterior of the room all framed up. Started running some electrical and insulation as well.







post #75 of 119
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Time to Read, Learn, Do. Found an awesome forum on this site on how to do this so I bought a book to help me out a little more. Planning on doing a butcher block and concrete counter top for my bar
post #76 of 119
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Started updating the bar/wood floor area with colors that the finace' wanted. I will admit that Sketch Up is nice for a quick comparison on paint schemes.




post #77 of 119
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Starting the next project, the Entertainment Center. Fiance' wanted an area where she would put a popcorn machine and such. Started drawing up some ideas the other night in Sketch Up.




Some where in a thread on here I same across this entertainment center




I think it'll be a great way for me to build my own entertainment center and have plenty of storage space while covering up my watermain so i can access it later on.
I think I'm going to make the doors like the ones above except they're going to be attached by magnets so I can take them off, but they'll look permanent so they'll hide the tv equipment

Before pics of area

Edited by Leffy - 3/19/13 at 7:49pm
post #78 of 119
Can't ever go wrong with Dewalt hardware! This is a great build, I can't wait to see the progression!
post #79 of 119
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Can't ever go wrong with Dewalt hardware! This is a great build, I can't wait to see the progression!

I always have to tell my friends "DeWalt by DeFault!"
post #80 of 119
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Worked a little more on the staircase again last night. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many staples from the carpet that was on top of these. They are getting easier the higher up I go though


I think my saw horses have been more of desk than anything else during this project. Having my sketch up drawings down there is nice so I can adjust things as needed on the drawing.


Since I'm done with framing the exterior walls I wanted to really keep my work area as clean as I could. I got my Kobalt shop, vac with a remote control ,hooked up to my miter saw. It really works great to be able to click my vacuum on and off every time I make a cut. It really cuts down on dust in the air as well






Now it's time to start building the entertainment center. I'm going to be putting a lot of photos of this on here in case someone is in a spot where I was when I started building this, clueless. I'm going to kind of build it in a "weird" order because I'm kind of making changes as I make it and correcting mistakes (I'm no architect). I found quite a few after starting. 1. I don't think my shorter boards on the ground are in the correct spot, but they'll work. 2. I made this thing to cover up and allow myself access to the water main and when I started laying about boards (look at the sketch up drawing above) I found that I didn't even make an area for the damn water main!!! ROOKIE cool.gif So I made that correction and started building it.

Updated drawing.






Edited by Leffy - 3/21/13 at 11:41am
post #81 of 119
Nice progress!
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I got my Kobalt shop, vac with a remote control ,hooked up to my miter saw. It really works great to be able to click my vacuum on and off every time I make a cut. It really cuts down on dust in the air as well

I just got one of these. You plug your tool and vac into it and when you turn on the tool, the vac automatically turns on. When you turn off the tool, the vac turns off after 7 seconds. Works with any power tool and any vac. And it DOES cut way down on the dust.

post #82 of 119
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Nice progress!
I just got one of these. You plug your tool and vac into it and when you turn on the tool, the vac automatically turns on. When you turn off the tool, the vac turns off after 7 seconds. Works with any power tool and any vac. And it DOES cut way down on the dust.


That's awesome. Never ran into one of those before!
post #83 of 119
Looking good so far, keep up the progress your doing great. In my old house I "volunteered" to remove the old carpet to save some cash on the install of the new carpet. The guy who had previously laid the carpet must have gotten a good price on staples. I have never seen so many staples. With all of the staples of course that made it just that much more difficult to remove the padding. Ah memories.

Regards,

RTROSE

BTW that little gadget Tom showed looks to be pretty slick. I also like the sketch up plans so far, very nice.
post #84 of 119
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Nice progress!
I just got one of these. You plug your tool and vac into it and when you turn on the tool, the vac automatically turns on. When you turn off the tool, the vac turns off after 7 seconds. Works with any power tool and any vac. And it DOES cut way down on the dust.

alright where do I get one, whats it called?
post #85 of 119
post #86 of 119
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My "Life Saying" (so far being only 26) has been "the second time is always the easiest." It couldn't be more true for this project. When I drew my sketch I thought I had everything planned out correctly, but I was mistaken. Some of my mistakes:

1. I should of aligned my shelves with the framing of the exterior walls. It would of made connecting for support easier
2. I should of put more thought into the placement of boards to be able to attach drywall to the shelves in the near future






Here's where I'm talking about having to use extra boards for the drywall. I was too far into it to take it down and start over. So I had to use more boards than I should have in order for the drywall to have something to grab.



Started on the center part last night to physically see where I'm at with the left side shelving

post #87 of 119
Always learning! Great pics, keep them up!
post #88 of 119
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Well after looking at my last post, with the orgy of 2x4's, it ate away at me to continue with the project. So I took it all down to start over. New plans, new ideas, and a new experience. I didn't feel like my entertainment center needed to be able to support my truck's weight.

Back to the beginning (minus the 2x4's)
Started putting lights up last night
post #89 of 119
Sometimes, even backward progress is moving forward.
post #90 of 119
Well this is the time to fix that! wink.gif
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