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Project by exelectrician posted 983 days ago 1888 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After uploading a few pictures to LJ’S I realized how drab my window was.
Walking into my big box store I spotted fir studs ONLY $1.97! I stopped when I saw the quality. I quickly figured that five would probably complete my window treatment. As it turned out four was all I needed. I finished the parts with one coat of Benite and two coats of Seafin boat varnish. The sill and sides are secured with dowles glued into the wall studs, but I lacked the strength to hold the top piece in place to do the dowel method so I used trim screws. When you get past 70 you are allowed to do shortcuts.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 983 days ago

THANKS!! This is exactly the look we are looking for in our house.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 983 days ago

Oops… I forgot to give Tauntons “Trim Complete” credit for inspiring me to do this.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#3 posted 975 days ago

pretty cool, my only suggestions for the future though. Nail guns are easy to use and require alot less time to hold in place. Also, it’s usually best to nail a board top and bottom rather than in the middle, in case the board decides to cup.

Looks great.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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Rick

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#4 posted 779 days ago

GOOD STUFF! I did the same thing in my Main Hall for ALL The Door Headers after I took the Builders YUK Off.

Different style in my “Country Kitchen”. It ALL came out!! In Favour of Colonial Style, Plate Rails, Etc. Ceiling Beams went in not to long ago.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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exelectrician

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#5 posted 771 days ago

Wow Rick, very nice job, and lots of sweat equity put in there.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 758 days ago

Hi TCCcabinetmaker I bit the bullet and got a Senco finish nailer on Craigslist $60 including a thousand nails so now I can do the doors that have been put on hold forever.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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