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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2013, 02:29 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Hey Chris, Yes, I did grout it after getting...

Hey Chris,

Yes, I did grout it after getting it all fitted. I used Tec Power Grout 550, which I won't use again. Ever. It it actually stained the pencil strip a little (oddly it didn't both the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2013, 01:55 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
I think the floods will work fine, Heidi. ...

I think the floods will work fine, Heidi.

The strip lights under my cabinets are comprised of multiple LED's arranged in a straight line, and each LED represents a single point source. The longest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2013, 10:08 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
The white oak in the family room and kitchen is...

The white oak in the family room and kitchen is also site finished. Since I don't think it's appropriate to post them here I'll PM you the name and number of the guy I used. Great guy, you'll llike...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, evidently I can be a little OCD.:crazy: ...

Yeah, evidently I can be a little OCD.:crazy:

No, little table in the corner isn't Stickley, but do have a round Stickley end table in the finished room. We've had the hutch for years. It's an old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2013, 10:01 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks, Pete. I've a new found appreciation for...

Thanks, Pete. I've a new found appreciation for craftsmen/women who are able to do fine woodwork. When you're not able to simply fill a slightly open joint with filler and then paint over it getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks y'all. The dog was my only helper....

Thanks y'all.

The dog was my only helper. He's not actualy injured in that photo, when he showed up to keep me company he decided to lay on my Kreg pocket hole jig - part of which is right next to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2013, 06:34 PM
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Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
A few pics.

A few pics.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks, Elise, your thoughts were appreciated. ...

Thanks, Elise, your thoughts were appreciated.

It is growing on me - or so my wife tells me. ;) I did get my way with the LED under cabinet lamps (and by "get my way" I of course mean that she...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2013, 10:50 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks for the comp's, PC, am quite please with...

Thanks for the comp's, PC, am quite please with how the two rooms turned out and tie together.

I did do the coffered ceiling. Indeed, all the cherry woodwork (except for building the cabinets and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 04:09 PM
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Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Finished!

Actually finished the tile and sealing and grouting some weeks ago but needed to wrap up the trim work.

The tile is limestone - replete with fossils and all. Not the splash of boldi-ish color I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2013, 09:16 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
The Compromise

So here's the design we finally agreed on. The decorative 4X4's are actually 2X2's (well, 1 7/8th's) from Depot and are horribly put together on a 12" strip of mesh. Had to purchase more than I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Power Grout 550 - should I?

Alright - still plowing ahead with this small job back splash job.

Quick question, though, regarding natural stone tiles, grout, and sealing. The tiles are limestone - kinda cool being able to see...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Really appreciate your suggestions, Jon/everyone,...

Really appreciate your suggestions, Jon/everyone, more food for thought.

Indeed, tough to see it in my minds eye. I think what I'll end up doing is install a good bit of the 3X6 and pencil first...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2013, 09:21 AM
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Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Jerry, you're suggesting the 3X6's at the...

Jerry, you're suggesting the 3X6's at the counter, topped with the pencil, then lay the 4X4's straight for the field, and do the 4X4's in a diag behind the cooktop framed with the pencil?

Elise,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Wendy, Greg, you two are killing me! I mean,...

Wendy, Greg, you two are killing me!

I mean, what will I tell my wife; she was rrr...rrrrrriiii..... (see? I can't even type it....)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2013, 01:35 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Here's an in progress pic of the kitchen. Nice,...

Here's an in progress pic of the kitchen. Nice, but needs a little more visual interest I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
When looking through the slabs we had a "That's...

When looking through the slabs we had a "That's It" moment when we saw that one, and we were able to choose where the cuts were made to get the most character out of it. They're beautiful.

My wife...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Jerry, John, thanks. Doug, while I am a fan of...

Jerry, John, thanks. Doug, while I am a fan of "less is more" my wife is....well, not so much. Regardless, we didn't spend the extra money on granite to then cover it with a lot of infrequently used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, you're making sense, Lump. I could set the...

Yup, you're making sense, Lump. I could set the 3X6's on their short ends atop the pencil stripe and run them up both sides of the inside corner. Will have to lay that out to get a feel for how it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Ooooo, thanks Elise, that link clearly address...

Ooooo, thanks Elise, that link clearly address what I was trying to articulate.

I will probably have to sacrifice one 4X4 to make a test cut or two. The blade thickness, given the 1/8" grout line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Is good to be back - love this place. Davy,...

Is good to be back - love this place.

Davy, re: cutting the diags, if I cut them exactly in half won't they end up being slightly less than half due to the thickness of the blade - thus throwing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,401
Posted By ss3964spd
Tile back splash layout in new kitchen remodel

Hi all, been quite some time since I've been here seeking advise, though I do drop in frequently to browse.

I'm in the final throws of a complete kitchen remodel and am finally able to start...
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