From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 31,335
Visited Last 30 days: 155
Forum Messages
Total: 20,803
Last 30 days: 14
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,154
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,309
Last 30 days: 1
Connections
Total: 15,181
Last 30 days: 13
Downloads
Total: 83,087

Journals

Name
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,524 Visits | 34 Posts | 52 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
114,461 Visits | 961 Posts | 2,500 Pix | 42 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
24,640 Visits | 269 Posts | 433 Pix | 4 Videos
Vintage-Oaks-Cabin New Braunfels, TX
387 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Z-Oen Dayton, OH
127 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
859 Visits | 22 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
MadeByMelissaPdByChr... Berea, KY
186 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Geosynthetic-Systems
178 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
vanphuccity Ho Chi Minh, AL
210 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MCKAY-ICF-BUILD Oconomowoc, WI
227 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
256 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
999 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
295 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
266 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
285 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
367 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
503 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
474 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
527 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
619 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

The book is great! But this site is an incredible resource for a first-time owner-builder like us. We have already been helped out by other posters here on insurance, specs, and planning. We have avoided two very important pitfalls regarding home package suppliers and sub bids. You are doing the owner-builders out there a great service! Keep up the good work. Also your Owner-Builder Connections has helped us get in contact with others in our state.
Eugene Mills

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 10/7/2017

Well, I'd waited for this for a long time.  The door is up, it's sealed and locked down, it's working correctly as it should...so it was time to apply the stain.

I'd been doing to testing with various stains for the last couple of weeks using a scrap of mahogany that they inexplicably shipped with the door (it's not for the door in any way, so I'm forced to assume that it was intended for such testing).  I was pretty sure I wanted a walnut stain of some  kind, but the couple I had didn't quite work for me.  Searching the local Lowes (the number of Home Depot possibilities was pretty slim for some reason) I ran across one called "Special Walnut".  Now, I don't particularly know what's special about it other than it was just another shade of walnut, but I really liked it after I put it on and let it dry overnight.  I therefore choose to consider it "special" because it was the one I liked....

So, I made sure I had plenty of this ready to go and began early in the morning.  I used 2" brushes and swapped for a new one often  when I got one particularly buggered up.  It basically took all day,  starting with the left hand door and then finishing up the right hand door pretty much as the sun was setting. It was expected to be a quite night--no wind--so I didn't bother with putting anything to protect or block anything (the door is under a porch already).

I think it came out perfectly, even better than I'd hoped!  The stain imparts a new dark look which has just a hint of red and perhaps golden colors--I really like it. It will work particularly well once I get the exterior rock up around the door....that should go with the door coloring.

Very happy to have gotten this done....it's a big step towards finally getting this all done and sealed up.

Next up is getting the openings around the frame and stuff sealed up.  That way I can stuff insulation in there and start getting drywall and exterior wall up.



Steven in Colorado

Photos

Full shot of the interior.
Better shot with as much of the door in one shot as I could.
Outside right.
Outside left.
Left hand frame (outside).
Right hand frame (outside).
Top of the arch from the outside. The fireplace is directly inside at the other end of the room. That ceiling fan is where my antler chandelier will be going in the early part of 2018.


My Construction Website


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2019 Consensus Group Inc.