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    New Laundry Room - In Progress

    Hi all,

    Over the past months I have been busy making a laundry room in our house, unfortunatly I have not taken that many pictures, but I do have pics of me putting in the ceramic tiles.

    It's roughly 6' by 8'. Two walls were built in place, one with two outlets for the kitchen, the other with a switch an a thermostat for the baseboard heater.

    The wiring for the dryer was rerouted from it's previous location (It's now closer to the breaker panel, so I didn't need to rewire the whole thing, yea).

    I am currently building the cabinets that will go in place soon I hope, with more pictures for you.

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    This one, I was starting the dry fit

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    Here the dry fit before I needed to start cutting tiles

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    Midway through the cutting of the tiles

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    Here the dry fit was complete, it was 12:30 am by the time i was done this part, but IMHO it was well worth it.

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    The tiles here have been cemented, I was so glad I waited until the next morning to do this 'cause I ran out of cement and had to go to the store to get some more.

    The left corner is where the counter will go the right will be a built-in hamper.
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 10-20-2008 at 05:29 PM. Reason: Fixed a broken picture link
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    Wow Yann those tiles look great, you have done a great job

    I'm sure it will be an improvement.

    Cheers!

    (BTW, I fixed a busted picture link in you post)
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    That's gonna look nice when it's done. Thanks for the pics, but you know we'll be wanting more of them as things progress.
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    i see you already got your base in how are you planning to do your side panel? the floor looks clean and bright. lightens up your room nicly
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    Larry it's definatly the base for my cabinet but it's not fastened in place.

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    As it stood earlier this evening.

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    Tonight I installed the back plate and the shelf, mostly brads and carpenter's glue, for the shelf I used brass "L" brackets. While not particularily "chique"... they work

    It's coming along nicely, next step will be the edge banding.
    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, so keep your hands away and watch out!

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    That's coming along and looking good. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
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    A small update

    Today, I started to cut my strips of wood to length on my miter saw but I realized that my saw's gap was too wide and did not provide enough support to cut the thin strips of wood.

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    As you can see, when I bring down the blade the wood has a tendency to lift. An accident waiting to happen...

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    So using my 48" level as a guide I lifted my roller on my MSUV to match the height of a 3/4" piece of scrap MDF.

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    I then adjusted my cut depth so as not to go through the piece of MDF.

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    A test cut shows that my saw cuts a bit too deep, another adjustment to the cut depth and presto

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    Now I can cut my strips with less worry of tear out.
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    Good handling of the problem. Quick, easy, and free. Three words that go together well in so many scenarios.
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