Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
I have recently been working on a new deck project in which I am using Trex products. The products have exceeded my expectations in both quality and ease of installation. I am going to specifically write about the rail system today. I started with the online catalog of parts and pieces, and did my takeoff from there. Once the product was ordered and delivered on site, the process has already begun because all the boxes are labeled "step 3 of 5" for example. So organization of the product on site was easy. From there I followed the trex express installation guide, which included a template for mounting the post brackets to the post, see picture to the right. This is great for a couple of reasons. One the template requires no measuring as other brands and systems do. Secondly the template also acts as a third hand holding the brackets in place till you can pre drill and fasten them with screws, very cool! The rest of the installation is truly as simple as following the steps marked on the boxes. Trex also includes a few extra fasteners per bag of hardware so if you drop or lose one you don't have to immediately crawl below the deck to retrieve it. The rails themselves are solid, strong and have a smooth finish. Way to go Trex for designing a better way of doing things!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Formal Living Room side|
|Living Room side under construction|
The great room side moldings are less traditional and offer the home a less traditional feel. The fireplace will be surrounded with a real stone from floor to ceiling and wraping around the top of the highest header to integrate the two sides even more. The header also will have lighting to help create a dramatic effect on the stone and ceiling. Above the Mantle the TV will be mounted in front of the rock.
|Living room (with Paint)|
As this project Finishes over the next month I will post more pictures so you can follow the process, Enjoy.
|Great Room side (with paint)|
If you want to add detail and drama to a room adding boxed beams with crown molding will do the trick. This kitchen had high ceilings but needed some added detail. I split the room into thirds taking a cue from the square shape of the room. After installing the supports to the floor joists above I wrapped them with 1x mdf and routed the bottom. I then installed crown molding inside the squares made by the false beams. All it needs is paint and it will be complete.
Monday, February 20, 2012
A relatively simple design for a serving tray with soft touches
throughout the piece. I used quartersawn oak planed to 1/2" for the sides,
and 2" x 2" for the corners. I made my own Tongue and Groove base
with Red Oak planed to 5/8" with a Chamfered edge to give
the base another demension.