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Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 8/14/2015

Well, I'm not completely inept. I can run baseboard and small crown molding all day long, doing inside corners the way they should be by running one piece straight and the other piece coped. But I'll be damned if I can figure how to do inside corners on this 5 1/4" crown! I've made templates for varying angles (as especially with drywall, they vary from 90), but to no avail. I still end up with a space between the two pieces, like the coped side is hanging up on the straight side. Outside corners, even on the bay window where the angle is about 32 degrees, were easy to run. I just don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've got nearly all of it run at this point. Need to run the downstairs bath and finish the den once the bookshelves are in place, and by caulking the corners, they look fine, especially when it's a 10' ceiling height, but I like doing things well, and using caulk to this extent is not correct.

The kids finished the floor and it looks fantastic. Cassidy finished the stencil work in the dining room ( so I could run crown) and Sandra has started caulking the wainscot. All the windows have been trimmed out up and down, old and new. Sandra will be caulking all of that as she gets time.

We need to get doors upstairs, and to that goal, Todd has been cleaning up the old door frames of those we will reuse, and taking the hardware off the doors so we can have them stripped. We still needed four doors as they not the same size as any of the existing. Yes we tried, but three we need are only 24" due to space restrictions and one is 36". We had lot's of 30" but that was it. So I ordered the remaining four doors that we need. As delivery is out 5 weeks and I wanted them pre-hung, they'll make the frames and send those out first, but still two weeks out. Ouch! I really need those to run baseboard. I did get the two frames that Todd sanded down, set, and it's looking good.

Speaking of trim - I had to order another 600', 400 of which was 1x4. Seems 1,000' of that wasn't enough. So I'm up to a half mile of trim in a 2,500' house. Is that crazy? 

Made some measurements for the three showers' glass. Will itemize that and go out for prices next week. Let's see what else? 

Oh! Our other daughter, the Barrel Race project in Houston, has been putting together the kitchen cabinet order. Been working it with the supplier. Ready to go at this point. There were a lot of details to work out, like the range hood cabinet, one of those large things, and we also are including linen closets and base cabinets for the den shelving we'll build. Glass front cabinets on some of the uppers, two pantries, coffee bar area etc. We give her the dimensions, and she just takes off and gets it done. She's a great help. She thinks it'll be about 5 weeks to get them which will fit in our schedule pretty well. That would be late September, just before Todd goes back on tour. So while he won't be around for all of the assembly, hopefully he'll be there for some.

Another vanity arrived this week. I need to trim the feet on it as the floor up there is a bit unlevel. Damned old houses. But it came with the top, the sink bowl and the faucet. So I should get that done and installed so we have a working sink. I may put that on the docket for this weekend as I'm going to run out of places I can run trim soon.

The stove arrived early this week, the kitchen sink, has been ordered, the chandelier for the living room arrived today, the dishwasher was ordered - wow! Things are happening!

Oh I just remembered - I need to make three fireplace mantels. I need to clone myself.
A couple times. ;-(


OK. See if you can figure which closet is Todd's and which is Cassidy's. This picture one.
This is picture 2. Which shows only half the length. Can you guess?
Hallway crown
Crown in the den. Notice the seam in the corner. I cannot get rid of that without caulk.
Upstairs guest bath vanity that arrived this week. Need to trim feet to get it level.

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