Diningroom Redo

Project by JimmyC72 posted 06-19-2011 02:25 AM 2998 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to redo our dingroom for, well, since we moved in. There was evidence of water damage on the outside wall and I had a strong feeling there wasn’t any insulation where there should be. Also, I had another feeling that the header above the windows was not correct. I was right. Really the only way to ease my mind was to gut it. The nasty wallpaper helped also. The major parts of this project were the removal of the windows and the wall that held them and replacement of the floor. My wife is responsible for the door, she asked the simple little question of “how hard would it be to put a sliding glass door in?” and the previous owners pets were responsible for the new floor. The floor is asian walnut and the door and trim is oak. To add a little style, I added crown and crown corner blocks and four, 4 in. recessed lights in the corners to accent the wall colors w/the wood. Now I can enjoy the room instead of having anxiety about it.

-- That tape was just here!

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posted 06-19-2011 02:43 AM

looks good…well done…..anytime you get to use a sawsall it’s a good day

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posted 06-20-2011 04:54 AM

Very well done. Nice work.

Please tell me they had a jack stud on the door.

I see you added the cripples, you mean the window wasn’t supported properly either?

You did some very nice work – I’m sure you wife appreciates it too.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 06-20-2011 02:28 PM

The header that was there consisted of two 2×6’s that did not have a 1/2in. spacer and was basically supported by the original 3/4in. planks on the outside. The jack stud on the left wasn’t touching the header and this is a two story house. We put a 2×12in. header in. No. The window wasn’t supported correctly either. The 2nd pic of course, was before my wife asked the door question.

-- That tape was just here!

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posted 06-24-2011 01:09 AM

I love the sliding doors that aren’t from the 70s and actually add something to a room. Good choice. It all looks great!

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