Remodelling Porn

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by BonsaiNut, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    A little shower tiling for my friend @kioti . 1" floated mortar bed, first 36" will be white subway tile, everything above will be carrera marble to match the shower floor. All you backer-board or concrete board peeps look away because you won't understand :)

    In progress photos when they look crappy so the final version looks awesome.

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  2. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    "Wait!" you say. "What's up with the custom tile cuts by the shower dam?"

    "Oh you mean like this?"

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    A woodworker doing tile work... it's too simple :)
     
  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Where's the urinal?
     
  4. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Can I derail this thread to porn yet?
     
  5. Old&InTheWay

    Old&InTheWay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange, Ca.
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Primer Pro

    Nice work ! Looks like you hot mopped the shower pan. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    That was the only work that I subbed. I had to shift the drain in the slab so it is centered in the new shower, but after I roughed in the shower dam I brought in the experts to hot mop the shower pan. Everything else is 100% me :)
     
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  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    My fishing tournament partner was a tiler on the side for many years.
    I figured you just peed while showering :laugh:
     
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  8. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Pics or it didn’t happen. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  9. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    If you Google "remodeling porn" this is the first image you will find. There are others, but they aren't rated PG :)

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    I hope if enough people visit this thread, it will become the #1 link on Google for remodeling porn :)
     
  10. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Speaking of hot and sticky... here's the shower pan right after the hot mop :)

    hot-mop.jpg
     
  11. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Getting close to the end...

    getting-close.jpg

    Backsplash on the vanity, vanity mirror (already ordered), towel bars, etc.

    Then it is just a question of floor rugs, pics on the wall, and we are DONE!
     
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  12. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Finished up about a week ago... just need some pics on the walls.

    bath1.jpg

    bath2.jpg
     
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  13. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Next project(s):

    (1) Repaint house interior. Replace all switches / electrical outlets. New wood baseboard throughout.
    (2) Wire new security system and cameras.
    (3) Finish exterior stucco patch and exterior paint from new window install.
    (4) New built-in seating in kitchen...

    I whipped together a quick mock-up of the seat profile to make sure it will work in the space. Nothing worse than booth seating that is uncomfortable because someone did horizontal seats or (worse) vertical backs. Hard to see in the photo, but the back is exactly level with the sill on the window. My wife and daughter tried it out and I'll make a few minor adjustments for the final project, which will be paint grade hardwood with cabinetry trim. Will be painted to match the kitchen island (or) the window trim... we haven't decided yet. Seat and back will be upholstered. The corner will be a little tricky because I plan on one seating position in the corner at a 45 degree angle. Compound angles!! We love them!

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  14. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    By the way... in case people are wondering... this photo shows how out of plumb our walls are. It isn't my work that pulls away from the wall, but the wall that pulls away from my work.

    Finished product will obviously be flush and finished to the wall, sill and baseboard. The step in the design of foot of the bench is so that I can wrap the bottom with the same 6" baseboard that I am installing throughout the house.

    Why am I posting this? Because I have a tendency to procrastinate, and I figure if I post this stuff on a biking forum people will eventually call my bluff and say "hey dude - you said you were going to finish your kitchen... where is it?" :)
     
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