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RE: soft white led lights same color as incandescent? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: davidtay on 04.18.2011 at 12:26 pm in Lighting Forum

Check out the LED UCL DIY thread on this forum. Some folks have used the soft white LED bars from environmentallights.

I chose the neutral white.

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clipped on: 05.29.2013 at 02:37 am    last updated on: 05.29.2013 at 02:37 am

DIY - No Tile Cut Backsplash - See Mine! (pics)

posted by: haley_comet on 10.18.2010 at 09:22 am in Kitchens Forum

Perhaps this is 'old news' but it wasn't for me till someone told me so I thought I would share my experience in tiling my kitchen backsplash without having to do one single tile cut.

This only works with certain tiles types that come in various tile sizes.

I purchased what I wanted which was a 2x4 polished marble in a brick mosiac.
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The tip I received was to then purchase several sheets in a 2x2 as that is a perfect cut half of a 2x4!

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Then I purchase a couple sheets of 1x2's which again was another half of 2x2 and a perfect quater of a 2x4.

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Again perhaps this is obvious trick that many know about but maybe my post will inform one person who did not know and it may inspire them to do a DIY and give it a try.

One very important note is that you need to PREPLAN your tile placement and start points prior to any mortor - preplanning ensures that your tiles fall properly over plugs and lightswitches to perfect accomadate the sizes of tiles that you have.

Here are some pictures of my - please ignore the mess and note we are not done - we still need to grout etc etc but we just did this work last night. The whole process took us about 4 hours.

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We were also pretty pumped as we purchased our tile on Craiglist. It is a Crema Marfil polished marble that was purchased from Turkey from a housing developer in my area who purchased too much and we got it for 1/3 the price - a total steal!

Anyways hope this was written clearly and it helpful. I will post final product pictures once we are done.

Haley

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clipped on: 10.20.2010 at 04:13 am    last updated on: 10.20.2010 at 04:13 am