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#6219993 - 02/25/12 Man room remodel. Lots of pics.  
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I knew when we bought our house nine years ago that the family room would, along with much of the rest of the house, need a remodel. The carpet was old and worn, the walls had heavily sculpted dust catching texture and the hearth was hideous. The lights were just fluorescent shop lights and were poorly placed. We started the remodel last winter and I am now closing in on it.

Here are some pics.

It all started with the harvesting of some Alaskan birch for lumber. Here I'm loading some logs for the mill.

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Here's a load of birch ready to stack and dry. It takes about a year per inch to air dry lumber.

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Here's a stack, tent tarped, stickered and drying.

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The old hearth in all it's hideousness.

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The new hearth. I still need to trim out the sides.

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The built in book case. The face frames, doors, drawer and base boards are from some that birch. I haven't got all the books out yet and haven't settled on the exact arrangement of the shelves. My wife's discerning eye will be helpful with that.

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More of the book case.

[img]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/mart-photo/IMG_1251Small.jpg[/img]

I just finished this today. It's my reloading hutch. Room for most of my supplies and gear and hopefully keep the bench clutter to a minimum.

[img]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/mart-photo/IMG_1256Small.jpg[/img]

I created a cubby for all my reloading and reference manuals.

[img]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e103/mart-photo/IMG_1255Small.jpg[/img]

We have done a lot of work. The ceiling had old acoustic tile which, when removed showed the drywall had never been taped or mudded and was only 1/2" instead of the required 5/8". Don't get me started on the wiring misadventures we found. We scraped the walls and floated them flat, textured and painted. I corrected the wiring issues, put up a new 5/8" ceiling, installed new lighting and windows, laid a tile floor and wrapped the glue lam beam in birch. I still have to trim the windows and there are a couple of pieces of furniture yet to build but the room is finally coming together. Pretty soon I can get pictures, antlers, skins and all the other man room stuff up. Thanks for looking.

Mart


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#6220002 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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Very nice work should give you many hours of enjoyment!


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#6220006 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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nice work! I really like the slate.


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#6220013 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: FlyboyFlem]  
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Very ambitious and it appears well worth it. Great job!


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#6220014 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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Great looking man room you have there, should be really nice looking with all the man stuff. Congrats and enjoy.

#6220026 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: bbassi]  
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Thank you for showing us these pictures. You have dome a lot better than just well. It shows that you took time and put a lot of care into your work. I like the new look a lot. It looks even nicer since we know you harvested and dried the wood. It is truly a start to finish kind of project. You have every right to be proud of the work of your hands.


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#6220065 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Scott F]  
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GREAT WORK Marty! Your skillset and patinece FAR surpases mine.


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#6220088 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Scott F]  
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Thanks guys. I have enjoyed for the most part. It was pretty discouraging at first when one step led to another problem which led to another problem. Remodels just go that way I guess. Now it's all coming together. I still need to build a reloading desk. It will look more like a desk than a reloading bench. My presses are on a stand made from 3/8" plate steel, 18" square and mounted on a section of 2 1/2" steel tubing so that it turns offering a different side for presses, bullet luber, shotgun press etc. I plan to wrap the base (a steel tire rim) in walnut plywood so that it looks nice instead of having an ugly old rim in my new room. Thanks again for the kind words.

Mart


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#6220098 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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You have been busy...from logs to furniture. Nice job.

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#6220099 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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Nice! Well done!


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#6220113 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Waders]  
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That bookcase and hutch is very cool.


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#6220133 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Bluedreaux]  
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Outstanding work!


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#6220170 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Dave_in_WV]  
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Pretty nice. I think it is awesome how you can cut down a tree yourself and get nice lumber. If that was the case here, there wouldn't be many trees safe from me.


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#6220210 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: KSMITH]  
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I get most of my lumber from tress when I'm cutting firewood. When I get a nice clean large birch I save a few logs over 10" for the saw mill. It keeps me in project lumber and I don't have to pay the exceedingly high local prices for hardwoods. We do have some hardwood suppliers locally and they are fair on their prices but it cost them considerably to get hardwood to Alaska. I don't fault them for the prices they have to charge and it's nice to have a source for hardwoods. It's also nice to be able to go out to my stash and pull out a few pieces for a project when I need to. Birch, cottonwood and spruce are about all we have locally. I miss the northeast where I grew up and it's amazing selection of hardwoods. I used to take those giant oaks, maples, walnut and beeches for granted. From a woodworking standpoint I was in woodworker's heaven back there. I do like the color of Alaskan birch and the way it works. Thanks again guys for all the encouragement.

Mart


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#6220229 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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Very interesting Mart.

Great work, thanks for sharing!


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#6220339 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: safariman]  
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Originally Posted by safariman
GREAT WORK Marty! Your skillset and patinece FAR surpases mine.



Thinking the same, for sure!

But theres no dead stuff hanging in the Man room...... wink


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#6220363 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: mart]  
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Great work, Mart!

I love birch furniture. You make my attempts at a reloading bench look positively crude. laugh

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#6220465 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Scott F]  
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Originally Posted by Scott F
Thank you for showing us these pictures. You have dome a lot better than just well. It shows that you took time and put a lot of care into your work. I like the new look a lot. It looks even nicer since we know you harvested and dried the wood. It is truly a start to finish kind of project. You have every right to be proud of the work of your hands.


I will second that Scott.


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#6220476 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Waders]  
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looks good


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the smallest bedroom in our house got converted to the


man room

and with all the crap I have in there, gun safe, backpacks, tents, sleep bags, stoves, hydration filters, books tapes, etc.


it's just what it say

man room

ain't room for two men in there at the same time!

I handcrafted my own desk too


it's a couple of 2x8's over twin filing cabinets, turns out not everyone is as handy as mart

mine don't look nearly as pretty as his


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or at least one girl


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#6221160 - 02/25/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: ingwe]  
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Originally Posted by ingwe
But theres no dead stuff hanging in the Man room...... wink


Not finished yet. I don't have any mounts. A few antler mounts and lots of tanned furs, including a cougar. Once I get the windows trimmed it will be time to start getting some stuff on the walls. Mama says "get me a grizzly rug for the wall in the living room", so I've got my orders for this spring. grin

Thanks guys.

Mart


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#6222185 - 02/26/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Waders]  
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Very nice! What you have done looks great! Obvious you have worked hard and done it right. I would be embarassed to post pictures of my "man cave" right now...keep thinking I maybe I will get a snow day to spend some time in the basement one of these days to work on it, but hasn't happened yet.


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#6222297 - 02/26/12 Re: Man room remodel. Lots of pics. [Re: Proud_Dad]  
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That looks awesome!!!!
Heck, all that I have is a "Man Corner".

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