Mikros Kosmos #15: Not quite ready for a bath

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 07-30-2010 06:01 AM 1275 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made a bathtub.

This was a chunk of mystery wood. I cut it down to size and milled out the interior. I painted the interior white.

I played around with veneer. I’ve never used this before… not sure how I feel about it – would perhaps be nicer to work with on larger materials and/or blocks without tub holes in them.. lol

I used some purpleheart for trim. I’m going to do some fancy trim to this.. not quite sure what. But it’s far from done. I think the mix -and- match feeling suits the rest of the room.

The tub is glued into the floor and wall, and the trim is glued into everything. I need to source down some hardware for the faucets.

In other news, I did some work on the attic. I put some trim in there which I’m pretty pleased with. And then I sealed the floor with epoxy. Wow! Such an impact. I have found my ballroom floor.
I loved it so much I already did a layer on the bottom floor. It should be cured by morning.

Not quite sure what the next step is. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 06:24 AM

moving right along here , lis .
the detailing is really coming together well .

and you are right ,
your ‘dance floor’ looks very nice .

how long before you figure to move in ,
assuming scotty gets the proportional transporter running in time , LOL ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 06:27 AM

Looks good!! Nicest attic I have ever seen :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 06:44 AM

Coming along nicely Lis. Thanks for the updates.

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 06:56 AM

I am impressed with your sense of design.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 07:46 AM

Good thing the bathroom is on the second floor, Lis- or you would need curtains!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 08:06 AM

This is the first I’ve seen of this. It’s great. I just love miniatures. I will follow now.


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#7 posted 07-30-2010 09:34 AM

Dang that Ball-room floor looks fantastic :-)


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#8 posted 07-30-2010 11:34 AM

WOW Liz. It looks great. The flooring is sweet.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 11:36 AM

I can see the reflection off the ballroom floor in the attic. WOW !!
The tub looks cool. I like the mix and match of the room.
Looks like wenge veneer on the tub, did you get any splinters ?
That’s the only thing I don’t like about the wenge, ouch.
What did you use to glue on the veneer ?
All in all the house is coming along great : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#10 posted 07-30-2010 12:53 PM

OOhhh! It is so nice! That tub is great! I always wanted one like that. I think it is coming along wonderfully. And the attic floor – wow! The shine is incredible. The little mice may slip up there if they don’t watch their step! You have made so much progress so quickly. It probably doesn’t feel quick to you, but to us looking on it seems like it is just rolling along. What a masterpiece!

:) Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 07-30-2010 01:06 PM

Man, i will rent out the attic!
You have really created something neat hear. I love seeing all the finishes come together. Just like on full scale work, the details really make your project shine!

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#12 posted 07-30-2010 01:18 PM

Beautiful finish Lis.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 07-30-2010 01:41 PM

Wow Lis, I can’t stop staring at that floor. Excellent finish.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#14 posted 07-30-2010 02:04 PM

This series has been great to watch! It is fun watching an “entire” house being designed and built. Oh yes…those floors. That shine is amazing!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 07-30-2010 02:11 PM

Where in the world have I been. And how in the world have i missed this?

Very, very cool Lis! I absolutely love the floors in the attic. Thanks for sharing this with us…

Now to go back and catch up on what I missed….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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