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post #571 of 741
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Happy 4th of July!

Here is a minor update. I have been working on the basement bathroom. Here are some before and afters.









The shower stall still needs to be tiled. I am not sure if I am up to tackling that project. May need to blow some cash and have someone else do it.
post #572 of 741
Man that bathroom looks beautiful You have the same shower curtain as me

Are you going to stain the wood at the shower so it somewhat matches the cabinet and mirror?
post #573 of 741
Gonzo:

Can you share paint details (color, sheen, brand)? That color looks amazing i that bath. Great job!

What are you thinking you'll do for tile?

CJ
post #574 of 741
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I think the wood around the shower will have to be taken down and replaced with tile. I am not sure what the original framer was planning, but I don't think wood is a great choice for a shower surround. As far as what kind of tile, I have no idea yet.

The paint color is Royal Red in an eggshell sheen. It is from Lowe's. It is from a color card where the colors are taken from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Not sure if all Lowe's will have that or if it is just a local (NC) thing. Oh yeah, don't forget your gray primer first.
post #575 of 741
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

The paint color is Royal Red in an eggshell sheen. It is from Lowe's. It is from a color card where the colors are taken from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Not sure if all Lowe's will have that or if it is just a local (NC) thing. Oh yeah, don't forget your gray primer first.

Thank you. I've got that sample in my hands (dug it out of a paint sample bin). We painted my son's room Cranberry Red and our bedroom a burgundy. His rom took 6 coats to get it to look good, but I was using a shop light to view the work and we all know how harsh those are! I used gray primer as a base in my bedroom and it took only 3 coats.

Have you thought about the tile you're going to use in the bath?

CJ
post #576 of 741
Thread Starter 
CJ, I really have not thought too much about the tiles yet.

OK, todays project: Build a shelve system for liquor bottles. Original idea came from Alpha's link a few posts ago.

The frame:

I used red oak and used the router to round off the edges at the top.

I wanted the white-looking shelves with a light beneath, so I used a white plastic light cover for suspended ceilings:


This was not sturdy enough to hold bottles, so I also bought a thin piece of Plexiglas to put on to of the white sheet.

It cut pretty easy with my table saw.

Here is the final result using some left over blue LED from the theater.

A coat of stain and a few coats of poly and it should be good to go.
post #577 of 741
Thread Starter 
The final product:


I need to go to the liquor store now.
post #578 of 741
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done.

I'm adding that to my wish list.

CJ
post #579 of 741
That looks awesome gonzo
post #580 of 741
Woot nice one.. I like..
post #581 of 741
Hi Gonzo:

Just saw your thread today. Looks great! Very fancy work all around.

I didn't notice for sure if you'd solved your problem with light reflecting through your screen off the back wall. In case you didn't: I solved that problem by getting a big piece of black felt from Joann's Fabrics and gluing it to the back wall with 3M spray adhesive. Solved my problem and sharpened my picture by about 20%.

Equusz
post #582 of 741
Thread Starter 
Thanks gentlemen.

Equusz, I did the same thing but used black speaker grill cloth. No more reflections.
post #583 of 741
very nice! I love the look
post #584 of 741
Gonzo,

That's a pretty sweet bottle shelf! I just may steal that idea. One thing I noticed right away - we have similar table saws and both of us don't have the blade guards installed... Not sure what that means.

-Ryan
post #585 of 741
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Originally Posted by rmcveigh View Post

Gonzo,

That's a pretty sweet bottle shelf! I just may steal that idea. One thing I noticed right away - we have similar table saws and both of us don't have the blade guards installed... Not sure what that means.

-Ryan

Thanks, Ryan.

I initially used it, but it was sort of flimsy. I was actually more scared of the blade guard flipping into the blade and getting sprayed with plastic. Other times the wood would get stuck of the guard, which always made me a little uncomfortable.

I do wear my ear plugs and glasses if that is any consolation.
post #586 of 741
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

The final product:
I need to go to the liquor store now.

Whoa!! That looks awesome! I just may have to copy (read:steal) your process here and make myself one or two! Looks badass and certainly wasn't $160 worth of material... very nice!
post #587 of 741
I hate to be a downer, but my next door neighbor chopped off about an inch of his right thumb using a table saw a couple of months ago working on a school project for his kid (he is right-handed). They could not reattach I am sure he always thought "I'm too careful, that'll never happen to me".
post #588 of 741
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Originally Posted by ggonzalez View Post

I hate to be a downer, but my next door neighbor chopped off about an inch of his right thumb using a table saw a couple of months ago working on a school project for his kid (he is right-handed). They could not reattach I am sure he always thought "I'm too careful, that'll never happen to me".

Well you are a downer. You can't help it. It must be genetic. (edit: for those who did not catch it, he is my brother)

Studies show that experienced wood workers are more likely to have an accident than the novice. Get too comfortable I guess.

Seriously, I really thing this thing is safer without the guard.
post #589 of 741
Looks great Gonzo! Hey, Chicken Little... my son loves that movie.
post #590 of 741
3 years ago, I lost about a third of a ring finger and the use of my middle finger. I still don't use a guard. But I only use the tablesaw for certain cuts now, and ALWAYS using a generous push stick. I will never again build some of the intricate smaller things I use to try.

In my case, my hand was actually pulled into the blade from kickback. I thought I was at a safe distance.

Anyway, I hate when the safety police use every available platform.

Everythings looking great!
post #591 of 741
Nice stuff as always Gonzo. If I still drank at all and had a bar I would steal that LED drink "holder" idea - looks great

Cheers
Calvin
post #592 of 741
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Originally Posted by judsonp View Post

Looks great Gonzo! Hey, Chicken Little... my son loves that movie.


Nice eye. We watched it the other day, I was impressed with the bass it had.
post #593 of 741
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

Thanks, Ryan.

I initially used it, but it was sort of flimsy. I was actually more scared of the blade guard flipping into the blade and getting sprayed with plastic. Other times the wood would get stuck of the guard, which always made me a little uncomfortable.

I do wear my ear plugs and glasses if that is any consolation.

I wear safety glasses as well, and I took my guard off because of wood getting stuck and it not being adjusted properly. I really should get it adjusted right again since I'm probably a little too comfortable with it now... And I like all my fingers.
post #594 of 741
Well, there's always that fancy "Saw Stop" table saw if you're really worried and you can afford a spendy saw. Congrats on the nice theater, Gonzo!
post #595 of 741
Gonzo,

Great thread and amazing work on the basement. I have a few questions about your riser build. What kind of wood did you use for your riser and step lip? The trim is beautiful. Does the lip trim feel durable when you step on it? How did the riser lights turn out? I looked for pic with the steps lighted but could have missed it. I'm considering adding wood trim and rope light to my riser plan and wondered what your impressions are.

Thanks,

kjlewie
post #596 of 741
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Thanks kj,

The wood is pine. The step is a off the shelf pine stair tread. I used a router to round the lip around the top. I worried a lot as to whether the lip would stand up to people walking on it (or my kids jumping, climbing, pulling on it). So far it it solid as a rock. No flexing, no creaking, nothing. I just used construction adhesive and nails.

I just looked for a good picture of the stair light, and I can't seem to find one. I know I have taken pictures of it, but I guess I have not uploaded them to my photobucket account. Here is the best I can do:

Just the bottom step lights (before the top trim and light were installed)

Lights on and with a flash, so you can not see the lights very well.


Overall, I am happy with the end results. I think I would do it the same, if I were to do it again.
post #597 of 741
Gonzo,

Those pics and your comments are helpful. No need to dig for more riser pics. But, if you happen to snap a few, I'd love to see them.

Thanks for helping,

kjlewie
post #598 of 741
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Hi!
post #599 of 741
Hello, tried to find your missing posts via google. Sorry no luck, I was able to get a couple of others folks' text but it's hit or miss.
post #600 of 741
Thread Starter 
The back row of seats are scheduled to be delivered today, so she will pretty much be done after today. Except for tweeks, modifications, getting a rack... I guess I am not as done as I thought.
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