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Old 05-31-2011, 06:37 AM   #29
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WOW, that looks great Jim ! Nice job.

Did you remove the existing steps or is the maple applied over the top of what was there?

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:40 AM   #30
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Another idea for the steps. My wife was inspired by Joel, who recovered his steps in oak. So she wanted me to do the same thing. I made mine out of maple to match the cabinets.

This is not the finished project. I have since added non-slip tape on each step, and I have not finished the trim between the top step and the tile floor.
Yes, that is beautiful, We considered a "cork flooring,



but because it is such a high wear location, went for a nore "durable" materials, sacrificing some asthetics.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #31
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Did you remove the existing steps or is the maple applied over the top of what was there?

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Thanks!

I removed the existing steps, which was easy. It is just rubber/plastic mats. The second and third steps had thin plywood that is screwed down to the steel. I left that and put the maple over it. I used 1/2" thick stock on those two steps, with a 1" bullnose. For the bottom step I planed it down to 1/4" to minimize the thickness change for screen door clearance purposes. I did the same thing for the top riser to minimize the distance to where the tile starts for the threshold. The other two risers I planed down to 3/8".

I did need to put in some wood spacers behind the top riser as well as the bottom step front edge. Nothing is ever easy!!
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but because it is such a high wear location, went for a nore "durable" materials, sacrificing some asthetics.
Mike,

I am not sure how well it will wear, but know what you mean. Time will tell. But I can always refinish them when necessary, and do it again if that fails now that I know how to do it. (Easier the second time!) I almost used pre-finished wood flooring instead of making my own, figuring it might be a more durable finish. But I was afraid of moisture in that area.
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Water-based Varathane Diamond finish is probably the hardest and easiest to re-do finish. The wear issue still bothers me a bit. Are you a "no-shoes" coach?

I would REALLY like to have a wood entry, though I might have those little carpet pieces that snap on (from CW) like I already use on the OEM plastic entry.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:24 AM   #34
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Is all the work done at the Desert Auto PLex? I have some work I would like to get done to our 03 as well.

Looks Great so far, does Jackson have any water in the lake this year?

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Is all the work done at the Desert Auto PLex? I have some work I would like to get done to our 03 as well.

Looks Great so far, does Jackson have any water in the lake this year?

Thanks, Don
Thats where I bought the coach off e-bay...they don't do work as far as I know..

Old Town Carpet did the coarpet and tile work...look up a couple of posts for contact info

Haven't been to Jackson yet this year, going in July...
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OK, no pictures today, but the Filtered water faucet is installed, and the BH is in-process of recovering the valances, with a bit of help from YT...

Those Tri-Level Valances are a LOT O work! and I now know why WRV went out of business...They spent MILLIONS on STAPLES! There must be 1000 staples in each of the valances!

Updating the list..

DONE New Carpet
DONE New Entryway
DONE Tile Backsplash in Kitchen and Bath
DONE New Electrical outlets / switchplates
DONE New light switches w switchplates
DONE New drawer Hardware
DONE New Cabinet hardware
DONE Re-upholster couch
DONE Re-upholster headboard (HEADBOARD REMOVED)
DONE New light fixtures (living, kitchen, bath, vanity, bedside, halogens)
DONE New Shower hardware
DONE New Bath faucet
DONE New Kitchen faucet
DONE New doorhandles
DONE New toilet seat
INPROCESS
Re-upholster valances
New tabletop, (Refinish)
New shower stall (BH has put back on the list)
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Wow, I love watching the process. I hope this can inspire more people to remodel instead of going out and buying a new one when styles change. Great work!
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Today's Update...

Vanity Lights BOTH DONE





Plumbing DONE



1st Valance recoved (done by my sweetie)

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Great job Mike! Looks like a family committed to livin good!
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