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Bedroom remodel with Architraves

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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 09-29-2011 10:14 PM 2073 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long ago we decided to remodel the place at the lake that we’ve had in the family since the 1950’s. My wife and I finally had the time and gumption to start a few weeks ago. The plan is to turn two adjoining bedrooms into one. Redo the bathroom then take the kitchen/livingroom/parlor room/third bedroom and make them into one large living area that overlooks the lake we live on. The size and shape of this building and it’s interior walls present a challenge in designing areas that are functional. We think we’ve figured it out.

We began by first turning two adjoining bedrooms into one.
The teardown began in earnest.

We soon got the sheetrock up after some rewiring

Here are a few extra pictures of the finished product.
Closets

And the architrave over the master closet

The architraves were made with the help of the Rockler fluting jig and the Rockler table saw cove making jig.
The doors were purchased. All is solid red oak finished with a clear poly. Next on to the bathroom.. maybe in a few weeks huh?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 10:18 PM

that is some serious work there and so far looks great! did you follow a plan to making the architraves or did you just fling it and it came out this way?

the finish on the pieces look sweet – painted or sprayed on?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 10:22 PM

Sharon, I made a couple of models of the molding till I found one that I liked. I haven’t seen any with a cove underneath the ogees but I wanted to do that from the beginning. The top architrave is a thin slat with a half cove then two ogees stacked one on the other. The sides are 3 1/2” flued oak. All parts made in the shop. The finish is simply clear minwax spirit based poly, natural finish, brushed on. I like the way natural finish simply brings out the grain in a great wood like red oak.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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ellen35

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 10:29 PM

Wow! That is an ambitious project for someone who finished that little camper!
This should be an interesting one to watch. I’m looking forward to your build.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 01:25 AM

Dan , everything looks wonderful and your moldings are the icing on the cake : )
Let me know when you’re done so you can come and redo my place !! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 09-30-2011 01:29 AM

Beautiful work.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 09-30-2011 02:50 AM

thanks Dan, this is a really nice molding – did good!

as for the finish I agree. if you use nice wood let it shine through. Its such a shame seeing nice wood painted.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 09-30-2011 02:57 AM

Yup, put on one coat of clear poly and the grain color of the oak just pops. The dark bands get darker. Oak is an old and overused wood but it’s just so darned beautiful.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 09-30-2011 03:31 PM

The most difficult thing was a large wire that you can see in the center (ceiling to floor) of the torn apart picture. It’s #4 and goes down into a cold cellar and out through the ground to the garage where my shop tools and welder are. This wire location was a shock when I took the dividing wall out as it was in the wall. I had to relocate it to the left through a side wall. Not a big deal but big wire, hard to work with.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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