Green and Green style bathroom remodle

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Project by BillG posted 10-25-2013 07:35 PM 1501 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually a combination of projects culminating in the remodel of our bathroom. It was pretty much a complete overhaul which included a new bathtub/shower enclosure, new tile above the shower, removed and replaced drywall, a new herringbone tile floor, new vanity and countertop with faucet, bead board wainscot with new base, chair rail and cap moulding, new entry and closet doors, new trim on window and doors and crown moulding around the ceiling.

My design focus was influenced by the Green brothers enhancements to the arts and crafts style of the early 20th century in California. Robert Lang (Fine Woodworking editor) has also provided me with detailed drawings of classic arts and crafts moldings and trim through several of his publications.

With the exception of the doors, everything that was made of wood, I produced myself. The mirror and medicine cabinet were posted as projects earlier. The rest is new here on Lumbejocks. The primary wood is quarter-sawn white oak. The door panels on the medicine cabinet and vanity are ambrosia tiger maple. The cabinet knobs are African black wood. The door edge inserts are ebony. Everything was finished using general finishes Teak stain followed by a coat of BLO (boiled linseed oil) and then sprayed with three coats of catalyzed lacquer.

Like many projects we undertake for ourselves, this one took about two years. The toilet was in and out several times throughout the process since this is the only bathroom upstairs. The shower was replaced in three days to a useable state with work continuing on drywall and tile. I have designed new lighting for over the vanity mirror and the on the ceiling, but they are not yet started.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#1 posted 10-25-2013 08:05 PM

Nice work. Love that mirror.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 08:32 PM

Absolutely awesome. I love the look of all the pieces. Very well done.

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 12:34 AM

That’s alot of work! I too love the mirror—and all that QSWO. Well done!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 05:02 AM

Nice job, the Green and Green stuff is really cool.

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 12:16 PM

Nice job of incorporating G&G design elements.

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 01:26 PM

beautiful job wood looks great

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 01:53 PM

Love G&G great job,,, looks really good…. We have been to the Gamble house a few times love this stuff.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 07:31 PM

You did a great job with that!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#9 posted 10-30-2013 02:23 PM

Wonderful bathroom! Like the style, very well crafted. Beautiful wood choices and finish. Outstanding work!

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 02:25 PM

This is very nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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