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Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
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The walk-in closet adjacent to our bathroom will soon be a shower with two exposed pipe shower units, white subway tile and white penny-round tile for the floor.  A window will be added on the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder Feb 5, 2012.

Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
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I thought that I would look for an arts and crafts or mission style radio, but realized that radio had not really become omnipresent until after the peak of this movement.  I figure thats why most…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Runaas Feb 2, 2012.

 

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Randall Marder replied to Nick's discussion Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
"larger diameter florescent tubes  Customer found the fixture.  Installed after final inspection.   I milled all the base and upper wainscot trim on site.  All trim was dadoed to lock the bead board in…"
Feb 5, 2012
Phil replied to Nick's discussion Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
"Nice.  By the way, are the bathroom mirror light vintage or new?  It looks like they have cylinder shaped, milk glass shades?  I have a set of lights similar to that with broken shades, so I am looking for a source to get new…"
Feb 5, 2012
Randall Marder replied to Nick's discussion Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
"Here is a bathroom I just finished Yours Randall Marder www.rmdesignconst.com Please note: all pictures are copyrighted"
Feb 5, 2012
Nick replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
"Its a great endeavor to be green, but one area you should not deviate from traditional materials is finishing wood.  Through my company I offer a traditional oil varnish finish applied by hand.  Its getting harder and harder to find…"
Feb 3, 2012
Nick replied to Nick's discussion Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
"The fir floor has been pulled, de-nailed and is stacked in my shop ready to patch other areas of my home.  Its beautiful stuff."
Feb 3, 2012
Jonathan Runaas replied to Nick's discussion Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
"The view I take while choosing pieces for my house is to have an obvious plausible history. While I try to have most things approx 1910 in my house, I feel that certain items are appropriate to have from a later period. Specifically, radios, kitchen…"
Feb 2, 2012
Phil replied to Nick's discussion Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman
"Looks great and much more spacious than my current project.  I am in the middle of putting in a 3rd floor bathroom (from scratch, in a storage area with no plumbing or services of any kind), and your slanty walls look similar to my…"
Feb 2, 2012
Nick posted a discussion

Adding a walk-in shower to my 1917 Craftsman

The walk-in closet adjacent to our bathroom will soon be a shower with two exposed pipe shower units, white subway tile and white penny-round tile for the floor.  A window will be added on the exterior wall as well as in floor heat.…See More
Feb 2, 2012
Nick replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
"That's the stuff that I used Great for cleaning hands-terrible for thinning."
Feb 2, 2012
Nick replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
"I forgot to mention, you don't need to clean with tsp between coats.  Buff, clean and oil again.  I usually let real oils sit over night so that they dry completely.  Good luck."
Feb 1, 2012
Nick replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
"Jessica,   I have a lot of experience with regular mineral spirirts and the 'odorless' mineral spirits.  The only use that I've found for the odorless is cleaning my hands.  I've not had good luck mixing it with…"
Feb 1, 2012
Nick replied to Nick's discussion Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
"I have 3 'vintage' looking radios with new guts that I use daily throughout the house and I have my great grandfather's crank record player with a tall stand that he built on his farm.  That's in the dining room.  I…"
Feb 1, 2012
Sarah Felix Burns replied to Nick's discussion Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
"I think you are right about record players being more common household fixtures in the 1910's than radios... check out this link: http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=57413 I have a Canadian Brunswick record player (table…"
Feb 1, 2012
Marlin Schorr replied to Nick's discussion Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
"In my bedroom, I have a Zenith 7H820 from 1948, like the one in 'War of The Worlds'...works fine in my private space; in the main part of the house, which is decorated @ 1908 style, I have a console victrola from around 1912, and a console…"
Jan 30, 2012
Ken the Old House Guy replied to Nick's discussion Arts and Crafts or Mission style radios?
"It is really great to hear of your concern to represent the period of your home accurately!  My house is from 1910 and my decor ranged from apx 1900 through the 1930's.  I do have a modern stereo but that is hidden away in a cabinet…"
Jan 29, 2012
Nick replied to Lois Groshong's discussion Your House is a Money Pit/10 Common Mistakes.......
"Glidden, Dutch Boy and others still have the name, but have been formulated to meet a lower price point for the big box stores.  Quality has definetely suffered.  I know that Behr and others always test well in Consumer Reprots, but in the…"
Jan 28, 2012

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