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RE: butcher block island - walnut, cherry or red oak?? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: boxerpups on 09.21.2010 at 09:24 am in Kitchens Forum

Walnut sounds fantastic!

My favorite woodworking co.
Devos Woodworking Walnut island.
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Another Devos Wood working job
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Painted Walnut tops

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North Country Cabinets Walnut
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MFR Construction
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Bespoke Bristol UK

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Signature Savannah Walnut island
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Walnut Island

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RE: Thoughts on picking lighting fixtures. (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: zipdee on 10.10.2008 at 06:22 am in Home Decorating Forum

Thanks so much for the help Magothyrivergirl and Justgotabme!

Dilly Dally, yes they are all vintage, I found them all on the internet, including some from e-bay.

Gardenwebber, here's a few picture I found. The first is my favorite, it's almost a coffered ceiling effect, I'm not sure how much the extra lumber would cost though. Hope these help a bit :)

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RE: What kind of outlet covers for b/s (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: circuspeanut on 09.18.2008 at 08:04 am in Kitchens Forum

These are some of the best prices I've seen on various pretty metal finish covers, and they're very nice to deal with:

Classic Accents

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RE: Sources for Wood Counters (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: sorriso on 09.15.2008 at 08:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

I used cherry butcher block on one counter surface, made by Atlantic Hardwoods in Portland, Maine (http://www.atlantichardwoods.com/). It cost about $350 for an 1-1/2" x 26-1/2" x 73" piece that was NOT finished. I finished it myself with tung oil which was simple and it is absolutely beautiful. Their cost might still be reasonable with shipping to wherever you live.

Linda

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RE: Any warming drawers that take panels AND give moist/crisp opt (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: napagirl on 03.02.2008 at 01:17 am in Kitchens Forum

Helou - Thank you for posting this thread! You opened the door for others to post about issues I wasn't even aware of.

Sweeby - A big 'THANK YOU' goes to you for letting me know the wood panelled GE Monogram sticks out 3/4"!! If that info had been on their website when I bought it in Dec 2006, the salesperson never would have recommended it and I never would have bought it.

Pecanpie - I think your low-tech solution of cracking the door when you need the crisp option is perfect. I didn't even know about the crisp option, I just wanted a hidden warming drawer.

Sounds like GE should be held accountable for misrepresenting their product! (Their website now states in order to be flush, it can only accept a 1/4" thick panel, but that wasn't there in 2006 when it was recommended to me.)

I've called the appliance store to see if they'll take it back. My orig salesperson is checking w/supervisor, but doesn't hold out much hope. Said she would get back to me Monday. They sell the Dacor, but of course are prohibited from lowering the price to make up for the error on the GE.

FYI, I was told by Standards of Excellence that Dacor:
=> is the only WD that truly disappears when using a custom panel (even the Wolf sticks out a little);
=> has an automatic timer (turns off after 1,2,3,4 hrs);
=> IWD-27 is 23"W x 23"D inside drawer and IWD-24 is 20"Wx23"D inside drawer;
=> dwr side height is 5-1/4"H, but dwr bottom to top of opening is 5-3/4" (inside measuremens are not on website).

PS, Sweeby - Dacor has almost the same RO as GE (within 1/4" & 1/8") just in case you want to switch some day.

Thank you everyone for all your knowledge. Now keep your fingers X'd and wish me luck!

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RE: Where to find these antique pendants? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: brmjandme on 03.28.2008 at 10:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

I think the lantern you have a picture of is beautiful. For one that is similiar, but less expensive, check out the following website: bplampsupply.com and look under hall lanterns, hanging lamps and wall lamps. You'll want the 19th Century Hall Lantern. I like theirs the best but, Murray Feiss has a version under the Martha Stewart line F2315/4WBZ 4-Light Conservatory; Hudson Valley has the Hanover #140, 141, 142, and 143 and the Hampton #251, 252, 253, 254, and 255. There is also circalighting.com that offers a large clear hall lantern too.

I am looking at one of these for the foyer of my new home- which is why I had this information so readily available.

I can get at least 30% off retail for Murray Feiss and Hudson Lighting at my local lighting store just walking in off the street. If you are ordering other lighting, you may be able to do even better. There is also a lighting store within an hour of me that gives 50% off retail pricing to the general public, so it may help to shop around.

Good luck!

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RE: Anyone have pictures of wainscoting or patio trellis? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: oceanna on 03.15.2008 at 10:24 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Sounds like it will be beautiful!

Here's some shots of wainscotting (some may be pics of GW members' homes, sorry):

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RE: Super Susan issue, how to fix? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ci_lantro on 03.02.2008 at 07:03 am in Kitchens Forum

I found the installation instructions...link provided. I've never had nor seen one of these gizmos but, from reading the instructions, I think you can disassemble it in situ to diagnose your problem. Sounds like maybe the hub (bottom positioner assembly) has come unfastened from the shelf. If not, at the link, the drawing is labeled w/ part numbers so you should be able to get parts to repair. Won't be a fun job, but looks doable.

Here is a link that might be useful: Installation Instructions

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RE: How shall I frame/display these botanical prints plus other a (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: rmkitchen on 03.01.2008 at 06:23 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Val -- the "rule of thumb" about mat sizes is 2" - 3". When you place your yardstick next to your prints you should get a good feel about what you like. However, if you find great frames (at a great price, I mean!) which are, let's say, 11" x 14" or 12" x 16," then just have the mat fill the void.

This ready-made frame from Picture Frames in 11" x 14" is $17.56. The 9" x 12" (for your smaller prints) is $15.16. This thought just occurred to me: I think if I were getting 9" x 12" frames for the smaller prints then I'd get the 12" x 16" (at least) for the larger prints, to keep things consistent. So I just went to look and the 12" x 16" is $18.16.

I also really like these frames for your botanicals .... (They have an antique white mat included over a thin gold mat. It looks pretty, I think.)

Your new painting looks wonderful over your mantel! It's new to you which is why it looks too large, but I think that wall needs it. You did good!

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RE: How shall I frame/display these botanical prints plus other a (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: rmkitchen on 03.01.2008 at 03:31 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I agree about (first) trying Aaron Brothers or Michaels to look for a frame and pre-cut mat. (I'm a big fan of Aaron Brothers and only wish they had them in my state! I used to use the one on El Camino in Redwood City a lot.)

For many of the pieces I frame I use Picture Frames. I love this site, Val! I think they are unbelieveably priced and you can buy the frame / matting / glass or acrylic bundled together, so you don't have to figure out every little measurement (although you can also do it separately if you like). You can also get the matting separately (you don't have to purchase a frame / acrylic, etc.) at fabulous prices. For that you would have to determine the inner cut of your mat but they have a v. helpful (and easy-to-follow) guide to figure that out.

If you're going to be hanging them en masse then I'd like to suggest using an ivory mat (or an ivory linen border). That seems to be the only common denominator as their greens are all different. If you're going to be hanging them separately, well, I wouldn't recommend that. I think botanicals gain their importance when grouped together.

I would not have the descriptions framed -- put them on the back of the frame for future reference.

You are doing such a great job in putting your beautiful spaces together! I'm so excited for you.

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RE: How shall I frame/display these botanical prints plus other a (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: kmcg85 on 03.03.2008 at 05:04 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Val, here is an example of framed botanicals for inspiration from Mary Carol Garrity. A beautiful, classic, display!
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RE: How shall I frame/display these botanical prints plus other a (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: cran on 03.02.2008 at 08:08 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here is the picture of the botanicals I tried to post eariler as I said I bought the frames for cheap at Homegoods and framed them myself. Your house is lovely.

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Some Christmas Decorating Inspiration!

posted by: chijim on 10.29.2007 at 05:16 pm in Holiday Forum

Here's a collection for you enjoyment.

Jim

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Elegant Christmas

posted by: chijim on 08.22.2007 at 12:02 pm in Holiday Forum

Hope you all enjoy these!

Jim

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