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Old 12-11-2014, 06:25 PM   #251
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Yes I did. Not deformed, screws are tight, not wiggle-able, ...na-da. Seemed the same to me as the day they were installed, and I know hinges.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:34 PM   #252
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I added two more hinges, but not for this reason. I added a mirror to the outside of the door and thought it could use the extra support. I found the exact hinges at Home Depot. So far, so good.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:15 PM   #253
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Hi, Myron!!

I have had the rare and distinct privilege of seeing all of Myron's mods up close.

They are so clever. The holders can all be removed with no sign that they were there. The box is impressive. I know one big thing from him: Don't remove the furnace! You will never get it back in there right. The little door he made is very cute. He has good luck, too: needed a structure to cover the Escape and the neighbor had parts of a discarded one that they dug up. Now there is a cover assembly just the right size that Myron put together the way he puts everything together --- very well.

His wife is equally talented, making a beautiful quilt for the bed, and others. Even the dog is smart.

I will go look for shims now! Have to do the bathroom door catch.
Thank you, Myron.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #254
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Now listen here my dear, I'm giving you exactly forty-five minutes and then you will simply have to put a lid on that kind of talk.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #255
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Okay, Myron, please ask Nancy if your graphics are "teal" or "real teal"!
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:37 PM   #256
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That thread on black Formica had me longing for a new look for my dinette. Have been thinking about making a smaller table top anyway. In our trailer we seemed to always avoid using the street side bench. Too lazy to slide the table over to get in there, sit, and lock it down again, I guess. We usually threw our luggage bags on the bench.

Went to the dump, found a nice thick piece of discarded countertop stock, cut it to size, routed the edge. Planned to laminate new Formica. Home DePot donít sell it by the sheet anymore. Lowes had a damaged $90 4x8í sheet I offered to buy a third of, but they said no.

So I bought a quart of Rustoleum oil-based gloss black and a quart of Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane clear gloss (6 coats). Original plan was give the surface a piano gloss black look. But my inner Picasso interrupted me, changing everything. I mixed up other scrap colors off the shelf, grabbed a lambís wool pad, began to play.

Next, adding shelves on that wall made sense. A place for maps and notebooks, salt and pepper. Itís back is a panel of salvaged cedar from an old armoire I knew I would need some day.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:48 PM   #257
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That thread on black Formica had me longing for a new look for my dinette. Have been thinking about making a smaller table top anyway. In our trailer we seemed to always avoid using the street side bench. Too lazy to slide the table over to get in there, sit, and lock it down again, I guess. We usually threw our luggage bags on the bench.

Went to the dump, found a nice thick piece of discarded countertop stock, cut it to size, routed the edge. Planned to laminate new Formica. Home DePot donít sell it by the sheet anymore. Lowes had a damaged $90 4x8í sheet I offered to buy a third of, but they said no.

So I bought a quart of Rustoleum oil-based gloss black and a quart of Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane clear gloss (6 coats). Original plan was give the surface a piano gloss black look. But my inner Picasso interrupted me, changing everything. I mixed up other scrap colors off the shelf, grabbed a lambís wool pad, began to play.

Next, adding shelves on that wall made sense. A place for maps and notebooks, salt and pepper. Itís back is a panel of salvaged cedar from an old armoire I knew I would need some day.
Great job Myron ! How inventive ! Pat
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #258
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nice job, Myron, missed you at Osoyoos.
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Very nice table top! What happen to the original one?
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #260
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That thread on black Formica had me longing for a new look for my dinette. (snip)

Next, adding shelves on that wall made sense. A place for maps and notebooks, salt and pepper. Itís back is a panel of salvaged cedar from an old armoire I knew I would need some day.
Wow, that's a stunner of a table! Very impressive!

Is the surface completely smooth? Almost looks like there's some texture to it.

Great shelves! Dang!
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