Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lighted Crown Molding

In Zanders room I installed lighted dropped crown molding to make it extra special for him. He requested "blue" lights to go along with his favorite color that he wanted his room painted.

First I took a 5" base molding, that will be mounted upside down, and attached 45 degree backer blocks to it for attaching the crown molding. I cut an extra 45 off the edge of the blocks that will form a "V" channel for the rope lighting once the crown molding is attached in place.

Then I mounted all these "backer boards" completely around the room, the top edge is 5" down from the ceiling.

Here's a close up, and also the first couple pieces of crown molding are in place.

Finished product!

Its hard to get a good picture, but this is how it looks at night. Pretty cool!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Water & Snow

Its been a long time coming, but the plumbing is FINALLY completely stubbed in for the master bathroom. It was such a relief to be done with that and when I turned the water on, there was only 1 leaking joint that I had to resolder. If you notice and are wondering why there are 3 water lines, it because one of them is a cold water return. This bathroom is so far from the water heater (about 70' of pipe) there would be a really long wait for hot water. To eliminate this I will be installing a recirculation pump that pumps water from the hot water line and into the cold return line. This will keep hot water in the lines so when you turn on the sink there will be warm water immediately.

Here's the tub faucet with actual WATER coming out! And no, thats not a blue bathtub.

One of the other projects I'm getting close to completing is Zanders room. Behind that drywall is the chimney. To the right of it is where I will be putting built in book shelves. At the bottom there is the heating duct, I just need to put on the last piece of drywall.

Also, we got our first snowfall of the winter tonight. Sprout was not very happy about that.

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