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Sliding shelf for a "converted" bookcase

posted by: milele on 11.08.2013 at 10:22 am in Woodworking Forum

Hello,
I have a bookcase in the kitchen (which replaced a window) which does not have face frame. I would like to add a sliding shelf at the bottom to have all my jars at reach. It is 12 deep. I was thinking to build a very shallow drawer with a wider front that would cover the side hardware slides. However, I am not sure I should use bottom slides or side slides and which brand. I need help. It is my first project of this kind. In addition to this, would pocket hole construction enough for the project? The shelf would not carry more than 30 pounds. Thanks

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clipped on: 11.08.2013 at 10:22 am    last updated on: 11.08.2013 at 10:22 am

Rewiring hardware

posted by: milele on 11.08.2013 at 10:08 am in Lighting Forum

Hello,
My two nightstand lamps gave up and the hardware is no longer good (they were DYI from beautiful vases). I would like to buy new sockets, dimmers, harps, etc. Is there any good place where I can buy quality spare parts? Any website specialized in these things?
Thanks

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clipped on: 11.08.2013 at 10:09 am    last updated on: 11.08.2013 at 10:09 am

wood rack / shelving wall - help

posted by: milele on 09.26.2013 at 09:34 am in Woodworking Forum

Hello,
I am trying to make a wall to the basement a little more organized. I have a couple of ideas: I would like to use wood, paint it white, needs to be sturdy to carry my jars, need to look organized and not messy, I do not want to spend to much money so wood short cuts are ok.
The inspiration is :
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/302163456219902689/

In my original picture, I started building the support with 2x9, put a p[ine shelf on the top and so on. However I found that the 2x9 are really rough and it would take me too much time on sanding. The original plan called for birch strip on the front to cover the 2x9. I went to HD and bough some birch. I thought that if I glue 2 pieces together I have the support and the look and easy to paint (in the picture they are not glued yet). But I came up to $30 which I think it is crazy for just 2 rows of support. Any suggestion?
How wide the shelf need to be to ok with glass jar weight?
Is there any way to use only one support piece instead of having them glue together? They are 3/4" thick. Would it be still ok?

Thanks

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clipped on: 09.26.2013 at 09:36 am    last updated on: 09.26.2013 at 09:36 am

Reworking/cutting a granite coutertop - Boston area

posted by: milele on 03.21.2013 at 10:24 am in Kitchens Forum

I am looking for granite fabricator that would cut off my cooktop cut out. In other words I want to replace my drop in cook top (electric) with a gas stove. I need 4 cuts of 2.5 " each. The counter cannot be moved. I am close to Boston. Any suggestion on a great fabricator that would do repair work? Thanks

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clipped on: 03.21.2013 at 10:25 am    last updated on: 03.21.2013 at 10:25 am

IKEA Counter top - recent quality issue

posted by: milele on 02.04.2013 at 11:17 am in Kitchens Forum

Hello, I have always been a fan of Ikea products. 4 years ago we put butcher block counter in the basement for very little money. They are still great. At the end of Dec 2012 we bought the same product for my kitchen island (3 times that price) and seal it immediately several times with General Finishes poly. The Counter top is warping. From the same slab I cut out a 20x17 cutting board. Same treatment on the bottom and sides but the top was treated with mineral oil. It is warping too. The quality is not as good as it was. Watch out.

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clipped on: 03.21.2013 at 10:12 am    last updated on: 03.21.2013 at 10:12 am

Replacing Halogen 50W PAR 20 Flood

posted by: milele on 01.14.2013 at 12:21 pm in Lighting Forum

Hello, I am trying to save few buks and avoid continuing changes of my recessed light. They are in June boxes and quite hard to change. Any suggestion on a more efficient solution than an Halogen 50W PAR 20 Flood? Thanks

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clipped on: 01.14.2013 at 12:25 pm    last updated on: 01.14.2013 at 12:25 pm

Exterior wood door stain and seal - help please

posted by: milele on 11.12.2012 at 01:26 pm in Paint Forum

Hi, we just purchased a Simpson wood door for our main entrance door. We will add a storm door but I need to be sure that we stain and seal the door because I want to reduce maintenance and i need a darker color.. I am in NEw Engand and oil exterior paint is not available. The door will be installed shortly and I need to stain when it is on (I know it is not an ideal situation). The door is Fir Douglas. Suggestion on stain and seal? I need brand suggestions. Here the recommendations of the manufacturer but no best brand mentioned.
http://www.simpsondoor.com/care-finishing/
I have read stain is ok and then clear exterior oil paint but, as said, I cannot use oil paint in MA. thanks Milele

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clipped on: 11.12.2012 at 01:28 pm    last updated on: 11.12.2012 at 01:28 pm