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by CycloneOfRed
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics
Replies: 19
Views: 9925

Re: Removing Drywall compound from concrete SOLVED + pics

You are my hero. Every time I see a post of your progress and what you're doing, I'm blown away by your tenacity. Keep it up, I can't wait to see the clubhouse finished!

Kevin
by CycloneOfRed
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: ae these the same house
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: ae these the same house

I'm going to be bold and say not a chance. 1) Note the side by side windows vs. the single windows 2) While it's not super clear, it looks like the larger place has interlocking stone on its corners...the other place is straight brick. 3) The one house has a third floor mansard roof and then a 4th f...
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Yet another plaster question...
Replies: 12
Views: 5796

Re: Yet another plaster question...

Here's a good thread that talked about plaster repair. http://www.oldhouseweb.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28092&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=plaster+repair My preferred method is Big Wally's Plaster Magic. It's pretty easy to get it right without having any real technical skills. They have videos up on y...
by CycloneOfRed
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 596649

Re: Craigslist Finds....

If I was working on the kitchen, or had money to speak of...I'd be all over this! Selling for $2000. "All original butler's pantry cabinets (2) one is larger than the other, built in four pieces ,upper Units have doors lower units have draws. The smaller unit has foldout draws fr potatoes or onions ...
by CycloneOfRed
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Just Purchased an 1896 QueenAnne
Replies: 23
Views: 7326

Re: Just Purchased an 1896 QueenAnne

Wow...I am fantastically jealous. The stain glass windows, the door/window trim, the fireplace mantles...that place is gorgeous. Congrats!

Kevin
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to refinish veneer?
Replies: 4
Views: 3975

How to refinish veneer?

Hi all, A few months back I got an executive desk from the 20s-30s with walnut/walnut veneer from Craigslist. Overall, the veneer is in great shape, but I can't say the same about the finish, particularly on the top where there are many yellowish spots (water damage?) in the shape of coffee mugs and...
by CycloneOfRed
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Chair Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: Chair Identification

While I am by no means an expert, I have been spending quite a bit of time on Ebay searching for an Eastlake parlor chair for our library remodel. I would agree with Melissa that I don't think these are Eastlake (at least certainly not American Eastlake...too many curves and carvings that seem to re...
by CycloneOfRed
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Master Bedroom from HELL
Replies: 25
Views: 6768

Re: Master Bedroom from HELL

I have no idea if this is the best method, but I've had success using those wire brush bits for your power drill. Does a good job of removing crud and surface rust, and pretty quick and easy.

And the room is looking a heck of a lot better! Strong work!

Kevin
by CycloneOfRed
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Oh my...that's gorgous!
Replies: 18
Views: 16199

Re: Oh my...that's gorgous!

There's a drawing of what the original house looked like here:

http://www.historicproperties.com/more. ... d=necar006

It is amazing how a house that was once so grand could be allowed to get like that.
by CycloneOfRed
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Help me help myself :-)
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: Help me help myself :-)

If this doesn't do it...nothing will. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg