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Old 09-13-2017, 01:07 PM
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My last thread had an image cap. Here's another to illustrate how high the panel is in comparison to the banister:



BTW, I haven't considered putting a railing on the wall itself. It might come to that some day though.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:20 PM
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Progress:



It's not nailed in yet. I have yet to cut the back board to shape and mount it but I'm patting myself on the back that all that measuring and cutting fits so well. The picture framing is going to be a royal PITA (that triangle at the base is ALL wrong) and I'm going to have to do something slightly different for the chair rail - maybe even put in a railing.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:32 PM
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For the last few days I've been focusing on the picture frame molding for the upstairs. Once I'm done I should finally be competent on the saw. I also picked up some more baseboard for Joey's room and these wall panels. I'm not sure if I like the chair rail downstairs though. The overhang seems a little too far, even with the inverted base came nailed up underneath it.



As for this one (which is around the cold air return to the furnace) the wall is all bowed and the miter on the corner was tricky because I didn't know what I was doing. I'm going to have to put a corner cap here to cover the gap just as I did downstairs.

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Old 09-26-2017, 03:25 PM
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One of the few things I've learned through the years of tinkering around houses: there are no straight lines or 90* corners.
Lookin' good, man.
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I'm just happy my little corner shelving made from an old pallet came out nice. Tore one apart, found some good pieces and sanded them and stained them. Put a couple layers of poly on them and then mounted them on the wall in an area that's always been kind of dead space.

... unfortunately at the moment I can't figure out how to share a photo from Google photos.... think I just figured it out...


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Old 09-27-2017, 02:44 PM
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Looking good, gduck. I like the texture on that wall paint.
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Looking good, gduck. I like the texture on that wall paint.
The paint on the wall was all my wife. She did it before we were even dating. Though the room needs a repaint, chips everywhere, a couple dents in the dry wall from child shenanigans. But we're waiting on the kids to get a little older before we do that... plus we'd like to tear up the filthy carpet and put in hardwood... and replace the furniture which the kids have done a number on. But again, that's all going to wait until they are older. At least it gives us time to save up for something nice.
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My wife and I volunteered at this future animal sanctuary building raised flower beds today for about 5 hours.

https://cvhfoundation.org/the-sanctuary/the-build/
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:37 PM
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Hug your kids, get some life insurance. I visited some friends dealing with cancer. As an aside, the opiate epidemic really sucks but could we maybe make it easier for cancer patients in severe pain to get some comfort?
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Turned the heat on.
Started wearing sweaters inside.
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