A & C Living room make over #7: Made and installed the last of the trim.

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Blog entry by Greg Salata posted 10-09-2009 02:40 AM 1828 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been a while but I finally finished the living room.
The last of the trim has been installed.

The baseboard proved to be more challenging than I had hoped for.
The house over the last 100+ years has settled so every bit had to be scribed and planed to fit.

There are still pieces to build for the room but at least it is finished.

I plan on adding a period correct light to finish it off.

thanks for looking.


Here is the finished product finally…......................about 2 years later than my wife had hoped for.

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Vincent Nocito

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 03:14 AM

Absolutely beuatiful. Great work and I enjoyed backtracking through the project.

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 03:23 AM

Nice job on the trim!

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 04:49 AM

NICE! Now there is a project you will enjoy everyday.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 05:09 AM

Very nice work, some 5 1/2 crown molding around the antler might set this room into Big Game Room LOL…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 06:32 AM

Nice trim, the paint colors look really good too.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 06:10 PM

Unbelievable! I see you posted the end table, but did you make the Morris chair/entertainment center/interior doors/writing desk/rocking chair too? How much wood to you have left? If we weren’t going to be buying a boat to live on for the next x years, we’d be getting a bungalow somewhere in the SF East Bay, just so I could do what you’ve done.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 10-10-2009 03:24 AM

Thanks everyone…..............

Most of those items in that room are antiques that we have acquired, some took quite a bit of repair to bring them back.

There are other pieces around the house that I have built.
Eventually, everything will be antique, something I made or soon to be replaced with one of the above.
I have a copy of a Limbert footstool almost finished to go with the Morris chair.

Also a copy of a L&JG Stickley magazine nearly completed.

I am now moving to the next room making all new trim.

I am also in the planning stage for the entrance to the kitchen.
Hopefully will be a combination of columns, beams with a possible built in ( not trying to get too far ahead of myself).

I probably have another 6000 + bf? of white oak that is mostly quarter and rift sawn stashed away.

Stay tuned for more action hopefully this winter.


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#8 posted 11-02-2009 07:12 AM

Thatd great a job well done

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 05:13 PM

very nice a have a friend who has a collection of cards used,if you like i will ask if he would like to part with some, happy holiday shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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