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    Re: Knobs and pulls

    Thanks! Alas, our cabinetmaker has just advised us that we don't need any pulls on drawers, only knobs on the outer doors. Therefore we're only looking for the knobs shown in that picture. My...
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    Knobs and pulls

    My wife is interested in using very plain, simple polished-chrome or polished-nickel knobs and pulls in our kitchen, similar to those in the picture below:

    http://i.imgur.com/eGulQpB.jpg

    So far...
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    Re: Pulls/knobs for cabinets, drawers

    Thanks much, it was interesting to take a look at those.
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    Pulls/knobs for cabinets, drawers

    We're fixing some of the old kitchen cabinets in our 1910 California bungalow, and replacing others keeping the design traditional.

    Now we need to shop for pulls, knobs etc. Are there good places...
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    Re: Kitchen cabinet paint

    Thanks, very helpful info.

    My wife, who is an artist, says that in her world, water-based over oil-based can be a problem (partly due to drying time, partly something to do with how it adheres). I...
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    Re: Kitchen cabinet paint

    Thanks. Re question #1, that wasn't quite what I was asking. Let me rephrase:

    Would it be normal to paint kitchen cabinets in oil-based paint, or in water-based paint?

    I got the impression that...
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    Kitchen cabinet paint

    We've had some traditional cabinets fabricated for the kitchen of our 100-year-old California bungalow, and plan to paint them white. Three questions:

    1) I've heard that cabinetry is usually done...
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    Counter heights?

    We have an 104-year-old California bungalow with a kitchen that likely was remodeled in the 1960s or 1970s. While shopping for a dishwasher some years back, we noticed that the vertical cutout for...
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    Re: Interesting stop for casement windows

    Thanks, that turns up some interesting options.
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    Interesting stop for casement windows

    One of our contractors showed us this interesting stop to hold open a casement window. It hangs over one of the hinges, and prevents the window from closing. This means that it contacts the metal...
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    Re: Alternatives for enclosing basement?

    Thanks for the ideas. We're good on the HVAC unit -- it pulls in air by a duct from our living room.

    I'll check out styrofoam sheathing. I hadn't thought about humidity as an issue -- we live in a...
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    Alternatives for enclosing basement?

    We have a 1910 bungalow in Southern California on a traditional foundation. It has a small, irregularly shaped basement about 7 x 12 feet in its longest dimensions. It's really only large enough for...
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    Name of external component

    There's a name for this decorative brace between the exterior wall and roof ...

    I just can't remember what it is.

    http://www.inkbox.net/house/brace.jpg
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    Patching holes in wood siding

    In two or three places, the wood siding on our 1909 California bungalow has holes that someone previously has fixed by tacking piece of tin over them. If we choose to repair rather than replace these...
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    Re: Wood siding on 1909 California bungalow

    Thanks for the suggestions. The existing siding isn't in too bad of shape, it's just a few boards here and there that are split, have old holes covered by tacked-on pieces of tin, etc. In the eves...
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    Wood siding on 1909 California bungalow

    We have a 1909 California bungalow-style home in the Pasadena area that we're getting ready to repaint. The exterior consists of wood siding, some of which is damaged and ought to be replaced.
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