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Basil
09-15-2006, 02:14 PM
Been working on a complete re-make of my little study from where I run BCF. I re-painted, laid in solid oak floors and all new office furnature (and had an old couch re-done). FINALLY! I finished (or mostly - still have a bit of decorating to do).

http://www.britishcarforum.com/temp/study1.jpg
All the carpets up - bare concrete slab

http://www.britishcarforum.com/temp/study2.jpg
2. Now have all the 3/4" plywood in and ready for the flooring.

http://www.britishcarforum.com/temp/study3.jpg
3. The completed (almost) BCF Empire /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

Basil

Steve_S
09-15-2006, 02:52 PM
Dang, that's a nice job!

jlaird
09-15-2006, 03:11 PM
Looks good from this angle.

martx-5
09-15-2006, 03:17 PM
What a stunning transformation. That floor is beautiful. When are you going to invite us over for the christening?? I'll bring over some Chimay Trappist ales. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thirsty.gif

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kyreb1862
09-15-2006, 03:33 PM
Now you need a display case full of LBC models. It would look better than a Moose head. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Banjo
09-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Hmmm.. It's almost as big as Doc E.s "shed"
lookin good Basil!
I'm imagining the "Imperial march" music from Star Wars playing in the background

Baz
09-15-2006, 07:23 PM
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I'm imagining the "Imperial march" music from Star Wars playing in the background

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Two large druids in red outfits guarding the door with broomhandles would be a fine palatial addition.

tony barnhill
09-15-2006, 08:56 PM
Good, next week while you're here, you can help me finish my Midget Room!

kyreb1862
09-15-2006, 10:19 PM
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Good, next week while you're here, you can help me finish my Midget Room!

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Now gentlemen, it is no longer PC to say Midget. Now we say "little car" room! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

Steve_S
09-15-2006, 11:04 PM
Actually, "little" isn't even that PC anymore. Our cars are "size challenged". /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Basil
09-15-2006, 11:12 PM
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Dang, that's a nice job!

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Thanks. I had no clue what I was doing when I decided to try this myself (the labor costs were more than the wood flooring in this case). So I found a web site dedicated to the wood floor industry and was able to download very good instructions on how do install the floor. It was fun, but it was also a lot of work!

Basil

GB1
09-16-2006, 07:57 AM
Basil:

That looks great. It also interesting to see where the control panel to our beloved forum is.

Great work.
Patrick

tony barnhill
09-16-2006, 06:51 PM
Quote:Good, next week while you're here, you can help me finish my Midget Room!

Now gentlemen, it is no longer PC to say Midget. Now we say "little car" room!

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NOPE! I'm even having a sign made that says "Midget Room"

I'll remove it when everybody takes the word "MIDGET" off the sides of their cars.....hehehehe

AngliaGT
09-16-2006, 11:24 PM
Dissapointing!
I was expecting a type of corporate boardroom.

- Doug

Sherlock
09-16-2006, 11:41 PM
I can get some nice photos for the wall... How about this? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://static.flickr.com/78/225756233_b252b8cea5.jpg

Or this?

http://static.flickr.com/93/210728140_507a96764f.jpg

Or maybe this?

http://static.flickr.com/64/226825277_e95d1885e4.jpg

anthony7777
09-19-2006, 07:52 AM
basil,the fact that youd never done this before and it came out so wonderfully just "floored" me! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

jlaird
09-19-2006, 08:04 AM
Groan.

jaybird
09-19-2006, 11:53 AM
Great job Basil. Now wood you want to come here and do mine?
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I'm just oaking with ya.

My son is in the process of the same thing, on a big larger scale. Instead of starting with a foyer, they tore carpeting out of the dining room, living area, stairs and hallway. He spent nights on the internet too, until he found the directions for installing. They're about 1/3-1/2 (haven't had an update lately) finished. Last time I saw the house, was a disaster!

Planks for sharing the pictures.

DrEntropy
09-19-2006, 03:32 PM
That floor looks great. I did 750 sq/ft of th' hovel with ceramic tile, have two rooms yet to do and considered that wood. Only down-side is: TERMITES. So it'll be more tile. I'm envious, I *like* wood flooring.

anthony7777
09-19-2006, 04:37 PM
jlaird, ive been a licensed contractor since 1984 im sorry if the pictures dont come out but groan this!!!!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif

Basil
09-19-2006, 09:21 PM
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Great job Basil. Now wood you want to come here and do mine?
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I'm just oaking with ya.

My son is in the process of the same thing, on a big larger scale. Instead of starting with a foyer, they tore carpeting out of the dining room, living area, stairs and hallway. He spent nights on the internet too, until he found the directions for installing. They're about 1/3-1/2 (haven't had an update lately) finished. Last time I saw the house, was a disaster!

Planks for sharing the pictures.

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I think You've nailed it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

jlaird
09-20-2006, 09:07 AM
My dad was a contractor and my granddad was as well, helped put down lots of the old style oak floors. Lots of work indeed. But ever so lovely when finished.