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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 02-11-2019 07:48 PM 810 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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actually covering holes in the wall covering in the foyer. The wall covering is basically everywhere on the public side of the house (dining room, living room, foyer). There’s way too much of it to be removed. That would be a huge job. Not happening. Besides it’s all in great shape except for where something was hung. The foyer location is a different story.

Here’s the offending spot.

What occupied that space was a rather hideous pink lacquer console/shelf with a mirror above. It was very 1970s, which is when the house was built. It definitely wasn’t my taste and had to go. So I’m designing/making something that will go in it’s place – basically a wall-hung shelf with some storage. I’m also working on a design for something above – or I may just hand a mirror or painting there.

This is the basic plan.

I have some 4/4 walnut rough dimensioned. The top and exposed end will be the single wider piece. I glued up two narrower pieces for the bottom and the side against the adjacent wall by the door.

I originally thought I’d cut hidden mitered dovetails, and still may, but I also think using a splined miter would be fine. Heck maybe even biscuits ;) Right now I’m making a miter shooting board for carcasses. Need this for which ever joint I choose.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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putty

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 11:35 PM

we are remodeling our master bathroom, it is wallpapered, I painted it with Kilz primer and painted it. It turned out real nice. There were a few spots where the wallpaper did not line up nice, a little drywall mud and it filled it in good.

If you want texture, you can spray drywall texture on it. The Kilz stops the moisture from going through the paper.

-- Putty

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#2 posted 02-12-2019 12:05 PM

Used the same process on a bedroom wall. I know a professional would likely have removed the wallpaper but that wasn’t in my skill set. Cannot see any evidence of the wallpaper so good enough for me!


we are remodeling our master bathroom, it is wallpapered, I painted it with Kilz primer and painted it. It turned out real nice. There were a few spots where the wallpaper did not line up nice, a little drywall mud and it filled it in good.

If you want texture, you can spray drywall texture on it. The Kilz stops the moisture from going through the paper.

- putty


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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 02-12-2019 01:41 PM

Hey Putty. It’s actually a vinyl commercial paper that might be used in an office building. There’s also a lot of it. I mean a lot lol. It’s even on the ceilings in some areas. Had a few painters thru here and no one wanted to touch it with paint. So it’s staying :) But thanks for the info. Hope your project goes well.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 02-12-2019 03:02 PM

Send Kenny the pink lacquer shelf mirror thing to go with his exam table in the shop.

Looks like it will have a modern style to it.. The walnut should really stand out.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 02-12-2019 08:41 PM



Send Kenny the pink lacquer shelf mirror thing to go with his exam table in the shop.

Looks like it will have a modern style to it.. The walnut should really stand out.

- EarlS


Man I wish I had thought of that Earl. It would also go with his cape and glitter :p But it went to good will. Dang thing was heavy. Had two 1/2” lag bolts bracing it to the wall.

Yeah a bit of mid-century modern I hope. Still working on the details and joinery methods.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 02-12-2019 08:45 PM

Bill won’t get that one Earl. He’s too good for us lowly shop folk these days. He’s moved on to actually making furniture instead of just making tools aimed at making furniture ;-)

Just razzin’ ya Bill :-)

This is a fun project to me. A small piece with no legs and having a prominent position in the house opens up a lot of possibilities :-)) I like your chosen path too. Personally, I like the idea of splined miters I think. Dovetails seem too busy for this piece. Especially with the top and right pieces having continuous grain. I wouldn’t want to interrupt that.

I can’t really tell from your sketch but, are those going to be doors or drawers/boxes in there? I kinda like the idea of a couple of “floating” boxes in there with the middle left open. Maybe some contrasting figured wood for the boxes. Then if you have a picture or mirror you like, maybe make a frame with the same figured wood?

And I’m confused by the upper left figure in your sketch?? Looks an awful lot like your stool… I mean the stool you built, not sayin’ it looks like $h!+

;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 02-12-2019 09:00 PM

Kenny I get it. Well I almost get it after 58 years :p

The DTs would be hidden or blind in the miter. It makes a really strong joint, but not sure I can pull it off well enough. Otherwise I’m going with a hidden spline miter. Don’t want to see the spline on the finished side.

Those are doors. Using knife hinges. The wood is zebra wood. Not sure why I wrote tiger wood. That was probably after dinner :) Ah still working out the details. Right now I’m just goofing off. Blah! lol

Yeah that was part of the stool project in the upper left. Can’t waste paper you know.

Hidden mitered DTs

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 02-12-2019 09:18 PM

Oh, that’s way too much work for a joint that’s hidden!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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