Stay at Home Daddad stays home Stay at home Dad Books Available at Amazon

Fishing Gear

Go Back   Stay at Home Dads Forum > Daddy Stuff > DIY Dads
Register FAQ VB Image Host More Stuff Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #171  
Old 10-10-2017, 05:41 PM
tt3's Avatar
tt3 tt3 is online now
Beer me!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MSP
Posts: 13,674
Send a message via Yahoo to tt3
Default

Two quick flicks, brother. Two quick flicks. Watch out for the spray.

um...
I'm walking away now.
__________________
Lord Anton Treml III
Reply With Quote
  #172  
Old 10-10-2017, 05:57 PM
Kwak's Avatar
Kwak Kwak is offline
Super Duper Daddy
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Off the deep end
Posts: 9,878
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tt3 View Post
two quick flicks, brother. Two quick flicks. Watch out for the spray.

Um...
I'm walking away now.
lol.
__________________
Married to Kelly, 6/19/1999
SAHD since August, 2004
Father to Justin, 2/27/2004
Father to Joseph, 3/11/2007
Reply With Quote
  #173  
Old 10-10-2017, 09:26 PM
Captain Tuttle's Avatar
Captain Tuttle Captain Tuttle is online now
Super Duper Daddy
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Main Line
Posts: 9,522
Send a message via AIM to Captain Tuttle Send a message via Yahoo to Captain Tuttle Send a message via Skype™ to Captain Tuttle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kwak View Post

BTW, don't choke those chickens. Be humane about it. One fell stroke, no more.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kwak View Post
I imagine it's all in the wrist, but would probably appreciate it if you spared us the details!
Reply With Quote
  #174  
Old 10-19-2017, 06:15 PM
tt3's Avatar
tt3 tt3 is online now
Beer me!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MSP
Posts: 13,674
Send a message via Yahoo to tt3
Default

Hey speaking of chickens. 3 1/2 walls on the coop! Just have the clean out door to finish and they girls can start pooping all over it. I still have to get the wire cloth on the run part, but its coming together. Even using the measure once cut three times method it looks ok! Better than that shed posted earlier anyway. :D
__________________
Lord Anton Treml III
Reply With Quote
  #175  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:11 PM
irie feeling's Avatar
irie feeling irie feeling is offline
Homeschooling soccer dad
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mount Pocono, Pa.
Posts: 5,914
Default

Scrubbed all the toilets and sinks/vanities in the bathrooms by 9 am.

Think I'm done for the day. Who I am fooling? The day has just begun.
__________________
The hardest part of a zombie apocalypse, for me, will be trying to pretend I'm not excited.
Reply With Quote
  #176  
Old 11-11-2017, 02:41 PM
Kwak's Avatar
Kwak Kwak is offline
Super Duper Daddy
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Off the deep end
Posts: 9,878
Default

This week I finished 99% of the carpentry portion of this wainscoting project. For the chair rail I opted to go with the flat top anded add a piece of shoe molding to cover any gaps with the wall.



The uptake for the furnace was the tricky part because of the railing coming out the side. There was a gap between the wooden base of the railing and the wall that was formerly filled by a baseboard but I didn't want the edge of the wainscote panel to be exposed. My solution was sort of an "improvisation" that required some adjustments; I ended up cutting away at the oval molding on the end of the railing in order to slip the wainscoting trim underneath.



My only regret was using wood putty initially to fill the gaps. That was a big and messy mistake. I spent a good part of yesterday with a very unruly palm sander and made an even bigger mistake with a handheld belt sander that led to an extensive vacuuming and mopping session. From now on I am sticking with the caulking.

On another front - and I'm trying to be nice here - my wife has shown an interest in painting the back bedroom where her parents will be staying over the Thanksgiving holiday. Yay!
__________________
Married to Kelly, 6/19/1999
SAHD since August, 2004
Father to Justin, 2/27/2004
Father to Joseph, 3/11/2007
Reply With Quote
  #177  
Old 11-11-2017, 11:25 PM
Mark B.'s Avatar
Mark B. Mark B. is offline
Trophy Husband
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Connecticant
Posts: 16,592
Default

Git er done Kwakster! Pretty complicated. I just bought stock in DAP. Wow, a lot of joints to prep before paint. Good luck.

I danced with a Rug Dr. machine all day. 7 area rugs. Going to do 4 runners on the 4 stairs tomorrow. It's amazing what comes out of what looks to be pretty clean carpet.
__________________
Sent From My PC or My 4G Droid With Best In Breed Voice Recognition Software!
Reply With Quote
  #178  
Old 11-12-2017, 03:13 PM
Kwak's Avatar
Kwak Kwak is offline
Super Duper Daddy
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Off the deep end
Posts: 9,878
Default

Thanks, Mark. I really hate DAP though. Not for the reasons you might think: I actually think itís CRAP that has made these projects harder.
__________________
Married to Kelly, 6/19/1999
SAHD since August, 2004
Father to Justin, 2/27/2004
Father to Joseph, 3/11/2007
Reply With Quote
  #179  
Old 11-20-2017, 02:15 PM
Kwak's Avatar
Kwak Kwak is offline
Super Duper Daddy
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Off the deep end
Posts: 9,878
Default

Well, the bedroom is done - for now. I made the stupid mistake of taking all the furniture down two flights of stairs myself and had to have my sick wife help me with the dresser and the bulky queen sized double pillow top mattress. I had a full day planned to tackle the hallway bathroom but I'm hurting and just want to rest.

We ended up painting the room a similar color - and by "we" I mean that she helped finish the job but not the cleanup - and it's all ready for guests. I'm not a fan of the color but am happy that the boogers and divots in the wall are gone. This is all temporary though; this room will be Justin's at some point. I still intend to get some textured paneling - which the wife is fine with as long as I can paint it the same color; I have a whole other can because this only took one gallon of paint.







BTW, I wanted to point some details here that didn't show up well in the overall room pics. First, the window treatments. After the first half dozen windows I'm finally competent at mounting these blinds. Gone are the old curtain mounts but will likely be replaced with something feminine, which really irks me since this room used to be my office before being converted to Joey's nursery.



It's my favorite room of the house because it's warm and quiet with a bit of privacy. The trees outside have grown tall enough that the only squalor we can see outside is my own - and IMHO it isn't all that bad since we had the deck worked on (new rails and had an additional post added for stability) and I gave it a coat of tinted sealer.



I also opted to upgrade to "fancy" outlet and switch covers throughout most of the room. I even switched out the coaxial connection down below. Try not to notice the tan colors though; the outlets are getting old and many don't work so they need to be swapped out.



Overall the whole thing went relatively quickly for me. I did a bit of patching and filling which took an hour here and there over the course of several days because I HATE spackling - though I'm getting better at it. Painting was also relatively painless thanks to a neat little edger tool, though I had to go back and prime some spots after the first coat because I'd forgotten that paint doesn't stick well directly to joint compound. Still, that only took about 5-6 hours of work (including cleanup) because it's such a small room.

There's still work to be done though, and there's still evidence that this room has a history of being a kid's room. I just hope my wife doesn't decide that that would be a good place to put a true lighting housing because that would involve climbing up into the attack and digging into the spray insulation above.

__________________
Married to Kelly, 6/19/1999
SAHD since August, 2004
Father to Justin, 2/27/2004
Father to Joseph, 3/11/2007

Last edited by Kwak; 11-20-2017 at 02:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #180  
Old 11-20-2017, 02:43 PM
tt3's Avatar
tt3 tt3 is online now
Beer me!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: MSP
Posts: 13,674
Send a message via Yahoo to tt3
Default

That looks good! What's the edger tool you use? I haven't found one that works better than a steady hand yet.
Love the light, I hope you keep it up there.
__________________
Lord Anton Treml III
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.