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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #12: Back 40

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 07-14-2007 04:19 PM 3530 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Dining in Style Part 12 of Craftsman Bungalow Restoration series Part 13: Summer 07 --- Kitchen Demolition »

Almost now
Before I get to the current work on the kitchen, let’s play catch-up.:

After a successful but expensive run on the living room and dining room we decided to keep on with the back of the house. We had two rooms to strip/stain and replaster/paint. Plus the L-shaped hallway.

I will let the pictures do the talking.

Den

The den before (why did I paint it like this?)..


During plaster work and with windows stripped. Turns out the casements had been replaced. They look like pine or newer doug fir.


Plaster done. Waiting for paint and stain.( It still is waiting as of 7/07)

Guest room


Guest room: Not even the worst room in the house. Bubbling wallpaper.


Many, many, layers of paper came down. Douglas fir closet door is stripped.


Great picture window in the guest room. Major damage from water and wooden bars being pried off in the past. This window was broken out when we bought the house.


One of the crew working on the window. Plaster repair overhead.


Stripped.


The formerly wallpapered wall awaiting stain. We had the picture molding milled to match the original in the house.

Hall


Chunks of paint were falling off the wall in the hallway


Linen Closet awaiting paint removal.


Just needs stain and finish.


Picture molding and new plaster. Like the rest of the house the walls received a sand finish.


We decided to peek under the red oak floors in the hallway. Some people would think it crazy to remove nice oak floors, but we had to know. Douglas fir!


Buh-bye oak


Hello douglas fir.

To come
We decided to do the finishing and painting ourselves to save funds and control the final product.

More on the progress of that nonsense later.

Next time. The major kitchen restoration.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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#1 posted 07-14-2007 05:40 PM

Nice work John. All that stripping looks painful…..necessary, but painful. The fir floor is great! The oak grain in that direction looked kind of odd. Having the original fir is nice. I assume you’ve made some small oak boxes…:) Don would love that!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#2 posted 07-14-2007 05:45 PM

It is painful.. to pay for it.

I have that oak “stacked” on the side of the house. Come and get it. It has nails in it. I have thought about installing it in the shed for kicks, but I am too busy now.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 07-14-2007 06:15 PM

Looking good, when was all of this work done? How far in the past are we? I especially like the built in in the hallway; actually love how everything has come out! Stripping the paint on all the woodwork really does the trick…

Too bad the oak floor has finish on it – it would make real nice firewood otherwise!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 07-14-2007 07:25 PM

This was done Feb./March of 2007.

It burns even better with finish.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#5 posted 07-16-2007 12:45 AM

What – no smiley?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 07-17-2007 12:54 AM

makes me wonder what kind of wood floor is underneath our current flooring.
I’d love to have wood instead of linoleum (or whatever) and carpets.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 07-17-2007 12:56 AM

and I LOVE the windows. Love them; love them; love… (starting to sing)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 07-17-2007 01:17 AM

Great Job John. It’s looking nice. Are you living there in a small corner of the house?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 07-17-2007 03:49 AM

Thanks Debbie

Karson.. Yes we have our bedroom and bathroom and a tiny spot in the living room where all of the junk is piled with a table to eat dinner. + the shop is open.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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