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Discussion in 'DIY' started by Mike B, May 13, 2012.

  1. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah, carpets and rugs are dust concealers. I have Persian rugs over wood. Each week I flip rugs Back snd sweep under them. Amazing how much filters Thru.
     
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    This stuff looks good and easy to clean - :)

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  3. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Anxious to hear your thoughts. I am sure laminates are much quieter than in the past. Clackity clack clack. Also curious how you feel it stands up to dirty dog feet and people feet(shoes). Again my neighbor had performed flooring and the surface finish dulled and showed wear after 5 years. He had three dogs.

    Regardless, it looks great. And I can see that you’re happy and phrased with the various remodel phases. Exciting.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's loud as they hammer it into position - :)

    It's the premium half inch thick stuff and it's on a 3 mm thick foam / foil underlayment which is supposed to make it quieter and more energy efficient. Gluing was not an option for this stuff. It's got a lot of texture so hopefully it won't be too slippery. I've always been impressed with laminate counter tops as far as wear goes, so we shall see about the stuff flooring wise.
     
  5. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    The stuff makes for a hard room acoustic wise, you can hear the room ring when you speak. But no drapes, one sofa only and no rugs. I will have some work to do. Looks great, easy to clean but sucks sound wise. Needs treatments. I found some sound absorbent drapes online and I think I've talked my dear wife out of those (another hard surface) plantation shutters
     
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    John Celardo Bronze Member Donor

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    I did the 2 upstairs rooms with bamboo laminate in 2011. The bamboo dents, but the finish held up very well and it still looks great.

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    Good reason/excuse to get some nice orientals.
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yes, we have a Turkish 8x10 coming and still need a 7x9 and some little ones.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Kelly had a nice 48" diameter glass table top that we kept (and tossed the wicker pedestal and the chairs) that will make a great outdoor deck table. You know just hose the bird shit right off. But it needed a good sturdy impervious base with the same virtues. So I made this out of 1.5" furniture grade PVC;

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    Water proof, UV resistant, no paint, never rot and way stronger than needed.
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Send us some more photos of your finished projects. That’ll kick us in the ass, to do something productive.
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    The home office is underway. Replacing the desk with a DIY that will be supported on the wall and 2 "legs" that will have equipment cubbies and an elevated shelf for the computer. Ordered up a 43 inch 4K monitor to wall mount and a Herman Miller chair!
     
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  12. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sounds good.
     
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    Cool, post some pix when you get a chance :-)
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I just sorta stood it up to see and I like it!

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    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member

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    Looks good!
     
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    Nice job Mike. It looks great
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Thanks. Top and right side are inch and a half thick butcher block maple. Yeah, "brick house" - :smiley:
    The 5 inch deep piece you see behind the desk will be fixed to the wall and the desk top will attach to it. Whole thing will be 50" x 30" when done.

    Oh, one more thing. I've fallen to the dark side, I'm deleting my DIY pipe speaks and the separate amps, preamps and all those wires too. Vizio 36" soundbar with the bluetooth sub or "aux" woofer as it's a 5 incher. Should look good right under that monitor which is 38 inches wide. WooHoo! I might even get a console to game with as the monitor has 4 HDMI inputs
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Dark Side indeed.
     
  20. Rick C

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    What is driving this change? Are you getting “domesticated”. :)
     
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