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by sooth
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro (My Late 1920s House)
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: Intro (My Late 1920s House)

Oh *MAN* I need to change the text on the main page, which still says I'm 23! :shock:
by sooth
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro (My Late 1920s House)
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: Intro (My Late 1920s House)

oldhouseluvr: Haha, yeah, thanks. I'll be sure to keep everyone up to date on my projects. Bob, these are SOME of my clocks. In total, I have over 75, in various states of disrepair. The website mostly just shows off the ones that have been restored, and that are (in most cases) back to working cond...
by sooth
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to finish the inside of wood windows
Replies: 9
Views: 11834

Re: How to finish the inside of wood windows

Umm, if you're worried about THREE coats of poly, you better sit down when I tell you that an average shellac job takes a minimum of about 10 coats to build-up a nice film (such as on furniture). HOWEVER, shellac is by far the absolute EASIEST finish to strip and repair, since it's easily dissolved ...
by sooth
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro (My Late 1920s House)
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: Intro (My Late 1920s House)

Hello, unfortunately it's attached to the building next door. If you look at the photos of the interior of the garage, you can see that the cinder block wall is actually the building next door, and my garage is butted-up right against it.
by sooth
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro (My Late 1920s House)
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: Inrto (My Late 1920s House)

...Finished rooms? What finished rooms?

If you came across the last couple of photos in the album, those are simply some "inspiration" rooms for the kind of look I'm aiming for. So far nothing has been painted, and I'm still working on trim work.
by sooth
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Intro (My Late 1920s House)
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Intro (My Late 1920s House)

Hello everyone. A friend from my clock collectors group suggested that I come join this one, after I recently purchased my very first house. But first, a bit about me. I'm 26 (turning 27 in about a week), I'm a cabinetmaker, and clockmaker among many other things. I had been renting a decent apartme...
by sooth
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Wood Trim ID
Replies: 21
Views: 7718

Re: Wood Trim ID

The wood appears to be Soft Maple (aka Silver Maple) which often has dark gray or brown streaks running through it. It could also be Poplar, but poplar tends to be much softer (a bit harder than pine), but it tends to have a greenish cast to it. Based on your photos, I'd say it's soft maple. We use ...