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by thouser
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Educate me on bungalows
Replies: 4
Views: 12958

The Arts & Crafts period was a way of life more than anything. I again must post a few excerpts from Arts & Crafts Homes magazine which I think truly shows the big picture. "The Bungalow showed up in America in the 1880s, scattered here and there especially in New England. But it was its development...
by thouser
Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Mission Furniture
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

There is also Robert Lang's books Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture and More Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture.

http://www.craftsmanplans.com

While he is a friend there in no financial gain.
by thouser
Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is "Quarter Sawn"
Replies: 14
Views: 19865

Well I hope this works

Flat sawn oak white
http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/samples/page11_12/12_1.jpg

Quarter sawn oak white
http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/samples/page11_12/12_2.jpg

Sorry I just didn't feel like going out to the shop and taking pictures
by thouser
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: What is "Quarter Sawn"
Replies: 14
Views: 19865

Even in standard practice log cutting there will naturally be some quarter sawn boards which are pulled and sold as premium. Now days there are ways of log cutting that yield mostly quartered, some rift and some flat sawn. The big advantage with quartered material is that the board will expand/contr...
by thouser
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Small Spindle Paint Remover
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

In a perfect world

remove them and take to a chemical stripper
allow to dry completely
lightly sand
prime and paint
reinstall and paint touch up

Do not sandblast them
by thouser
Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Mission Furniture
Replies: 13
Views: 2194

Actually distressing will look just like you beat it with chains unless done in an artful manner. For the pieces we do distress for clients it can add a 75% increase to the finishing time. A piece done incorrectly looks just like............... A person who never made a mistake never tried anything ...
by thouser
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: how soon to paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1430

Just my 2 cents but it's well worth it to invest in even a cheap moisture meter $25 (ebay)to $100(mini lingo at a big box store) . The moisture content should be no more than 16 percent and I usually hold out for 12 (just don't like painting that much). You'll be amazed how much longer your paint wi...
by thouser
Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Am I doing this all wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Well your very lucky if the woodwork had a finish before painting. With chemical stripper the paint will raise off easily with the original finish and should leave no residue. I think you should go ahead and just do it or it sounds like you'll die of a stress heart attack long before any lead poison...
by thouser
Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Adding Closets
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Armoire's were the common item for a bedroom (and still are most everywhere else) closet at that time. We have many homes here on the South coast like this and a drawer lower with a short hanging area above looks and functions well. If the wall is long enough a shelf area for shoes is nice. It all d...
by thouser
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vinyl windows
Replies: 67
Views: 12861

Oberon I think that my feelings about studies on this are base on real world circumstances. I make a window with LowE glass and after 2 years the client calls saying there's moisture in one of the pains. I tell them no problem it's guaranteed for 5 years but it will cost to remove the glass and I do...