Check out the before and after Pics!
Check out the before and after Pics!
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
Yeah they were shot to **** before.
Any reason you got them stained? They look like oak. If you left them, they would have darkened naturally to probably the same shade as they are now. They'll darken more as they age too.
Great job I was in the impression you were to do that job your self?
windows, floors, .....
what else are you gonna do !
I like how you say "no flash on iphone4".... that's true in two ways lol.
Main Surround -
Samsung 46" 550 1080p Pioneer Elite SC-35 / Klipsch ForteIIs / Klipsch KG4 center / KG1.5 rears / Polk PSW150 sub / Panny DMP-BD35K / PS3
Bedroom - Samsung 46B6000 LED / HK AVR254 / Boston VR-M60 / Boston VR12 / Polk PSW303 / Sony BDP-BX57
Den - Sony KDL-40XBR3 / Rotel RSP-1068 / Adcom GFA-2535 / Polk RTi70 / CSi3 / RT55 / Yamaha YST-315 / BDP-05FD / WDTV 1080P
Nice, but you all are probably going to be slippen & slidin all over the place!
Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
Here's a walnut flooring without any stain, just a finished clear coat. It's also engineered so it's just a laminate but that's the colors you'll get:
Here's an antique chestnut. This would be American Chestnut. That would be very hard stuff to get due to blight. The Asian chestnut varieties that you can find now are a bit darker and browner but the oak will likely end up more like this picture:
And yeah, I'm working on a library now myself. I'm building bookshelves and the floors are already finished Red Oak. But I'm going for more of a mahogany color to match the desk. Bookshelves will be standalone plywood shelves in modular sections. Then they will get trimmed out with solid wood stock mitered and finished to cover gaps, clean up looks and give a finished look. Matching woods and stains gets difficult. Especially since the woods change as they age. It's usually good to go with stains that complement the wood that you're working with so that the aging doesn't change the look as much. I think you did ok though. It looks good and IMO, covering up all that beautiful material with wall to wall carpeting would be a shame.
Las, you know I'm not a fan of yours, but do the forum a favor and quit flagging your housework as news. It's ridiculous how important you feel yourself to be......
you're still at an age where gay incinuation makes you laugh huh? sounds about right i guess.....
The intent for the 'news' flag is not so some self-serving member can pretend that he's so important that his floors, his windows, his ipad purchse, blah blah blah is news.
You're the type of member of the past few years that takes the forum down a few notches. Everything you do seems to be posted in a self promoting way. At some point, you'll understand that YOU are not what this place is about.
Last edited by brettw22; 11-13-2010 at 11:18 AM.
I'm not putting you down. I'm simply informing you that everything you do is not NEWS so quit acting like it is. Maybe I have it wrong and you are actually a humble person......
humble? No, just a ridiculous need for attention.
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I think the floors turned out great Sal. Just gotta ask though, why does your dog have a loaf of bread lol?
John, is that attic or loft pic yours? I kinda like that rustic look.
You can see shots of the Red oak floors I have from when they were just finished being finished here:
They are darker now and honestly, the pictures don't show the true colors. The color now is deep and rich and everyone who sees it always says how good it came out.
I'll have pictures of the library/office when I get it do.
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