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Hello folks! It's been awhile! I've been busy! But I have been missing this forum. I need to do a better job at keeping in touch.

So lately, I've been working on a reno job that my mom decided one day would be a good idea. I've had dreams for this room for quite some time! It's a sunroom, that has forever been unfinished. I don't have many before photos to share with you all, I'm hoping to find more. But here's one photo to give you an idea.

I've done a lot of things in this room that I have never done before in my career as a woodworker. haha Being 19, I'm still learning! Firsts for me include, wainscoting, curved moulding (to come..) 9" baseboards.. not your average size haha. Coffered ceiling. la da da da.

Let me give you a summery of what has been done!

-Rip out old carpet.
-Level floor (it had been a built in on the original house)
-Tearing out drywall around the curved windows.
-replacing rotted studs. (we had water issues from the roof)
-Spraying mold resistant paint to kill any mold in the framing.
-re-drywalled around the curved windows... (I'm definitely not called to be a drywaller haha)
-stripped wallpaper
-mudded
-sanded
-Painted (my girlfriend just informed me she helped with painting. haha)
......(and mudded) lol

NOW for what I like doing.

-I then sprayed the cedar vaulted ceiling.
-Built a coffered beamed ceiling and installed crown moulding, in order to hide the original 10" square holes in the roof from the previous lighting.
-I then installed pot lights in the beams.
-Custom made the headers for the doors, custom made 9" baseboards, casing and so on from poplar.


And so on and so forth. now for the photos.
 

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Gotta love detail.... I still need to make the curved mouldings yet which should be a treat. I'm also hoping to get some better photos

Thanks for taking time to see some of my work!
 

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Awesome work Levi! Do a build thread when you do the curved moldings, I know I would like to watch ya do it, Im sure there are others here that would enjoy it too!
 

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We've missed you around here, Levi. When I saw you had a new thread going you know I had to jump right in and see what's going on :thumbsup:

Beautiful work, as always. I love the moulding work. It's so crisp and clean and expertly done. I swear you must have done more to improve their parents home than virtually any teenager in existence. To be your age with as much skill and talent as you have... Man, you're truly on your way to being a bona fide master of your craft. As I've said so many times now, your talent blows me away. Fantastic work!

I can't wait to see the ceilings.
 

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Wow awesome work Levi! Your attention to detail is simply phenomenal!!! It takes a lot of talent and patience to do stuff like that. Keep the pics coming!!

Brian
 

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Thank you guys for always getting behind me even when I still have a long ways to go before I'm an expert in the trade! Here's a couple photos of the ceiling. Tonight I'll post photos of the flooring once installed near the back patio door. I'm still not pleased with tones of the photos, so hopefully better photos to come once I spend the time to do them right!

Thanks again guys!

oh, and I'll for sure post photos of the curved moulding building process!
 

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Oh yeah, I forgot about that awesome intarsia wall hanging you did. I love that piece. It's just so cool looking.

I really like that shade of red with the white trim. Our last home had a room with a 14 foot ceiling that the front doors lead into. The walls were painted a very similar shade of red (Tommy Hilfiger's "Long John Red", who knew there was a Hilfiger color palette? I guess it makes sense.) with the white moulding, trim and columns. That was one of the coolest rooms in the house. We LOVED that color scheme.
 

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AWESOME!!! JUST AWESOME!!! But I didn't expect anything else from you. I'm with the ones above...we've missed you...I just thought it was me just bouncing in late at night being tired and overlooking a few people.
The Lord's really Blessed you with an eye and talent for craftsmanship...I know 60 yr old "carpenters" without your skills and that's all they've done in their lifetime. I'm so glad to see your not wasting your talent...mom and dad should be proud.
Have a Blessed and Prosperous day in Jesus's Awesome Love,
Tim
 

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Good to see you again. Your work is excellent, keep bringing it here!
 

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I really like that shade of red with the white trim. Our last home had a room with a 14 foot ceiling that the front doors lead into. The walls were painted a very similar shade of red (Tommy Hilfiger's "Long John Red", who knew there was a Hilfiger color palette? I guess it makes sense.) with the white moulding, trim and columns. That was one of the coolest rooms in the house. We LOVED that color scheme.
It is a really rich color! I love it against the white trim. A Very traditional look. The photos make it look a little more red than it actually is. It's almost a rose color. But beautiful nonetheless.

I like your Romans 5:8 signature. Romans 12:1-2 is one of my favorites.
It's so neat hearing of fellow Christians on this forum! :) Romans definitely has some gooders! By the way, I saw some of your work on your website, and I was in complete awe! You're definitely an expert in the craft!

Thanks again guys for the compliments! I'll get you more photos soon when I get started on the curves and other touch ups.
 

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More progress!

Thanks Sanchez!

Here's my latest update! I'm probably half way done the curved moldings, hoping to be finished up by tomorrow. So here's some photos!

First I made 5..... header crowns? blocks? Does anyone know the correct term for this piece? Anywho! here's some photos of the process..

1. First step was making my front faces. I Believe I used a 8 degree angle? maybe 12.. one of the two.

2. Next comes the sides. I was too lazy to spend the time and attention to cut 10 of these, so I quickly made a jig that did the trick.

3. I then pinned the sides on before I glued on 1/4 covers for the top and bottom.

4. Once dry, I sanded the the edges and faces, then finishing things off with a light sanded bevel edge.

I believe that sums up the... crowns? blocks? lol someone please inform me...
 

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Now time for the real stuff! Curved moldings.... I have mixed feelings about this feat. Part of making them makes me want to shoot myself when I mess up, yet it's so rewarding seeing them finished!

So here's the process I used on these arched moldings... No CNC... no molder.. just plain tools and a little time.

1. I started by tracing out the inside of the window's curve on 1/2" MDF for my template that I would be using for each of the trim pieces. Then cut the inside arch with a jig saw, VERY CAREFULLY.

2. Now for the outside cut. I needed the template roughly 4" wide. Matching up with the profile of trim I had originally shaped for the bottom of the windows I made a little pencil gauge to make a line parallel with the inside curve. (Did that make any sense?)

3. After tracing and cutting the outside arch I sanded out any bumps or imperfections. Lastly, I counter-sunk some screw holes throughout the template.

4. Next I had to prepare my stock. I couldn't believe it when I went to Home Depot to find they didn't sell 1x22 poplar!! :laughing: So I had to make ends meet (no pun intended) and edge laminate some poplar. I went on to screw my template to my stock, (keeping in mind strategic placement for best use of my wood) I then cut out the curve with a jig saw about 1/8"-1/4" from the edge of the template.

5. Now that I had my rough cut curve with the template still secured to the stock. I used a flush trim router bit to clean up the edge, duplicating the exact arch as my template. Because of the curve running across grains, I really had to take some time, avoiding tear out. I do have a few spots to touch up from learning the hard way.. oh well. You live and you learn.
 

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Now that I reached that stage, it took some time, but I just repeated those steps till I had 10 arches cut.

Next I ran them through the planer to clean up the uneven seams from laminating. Once planed, I ran them through the router once again for the mold. I had to use a curved little fence that I clamped to the router table.

I'll keep you posted on how things come along tomorrow!
 

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