Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base... - Page 2 - Finish Carpentry - Contractor Talk

Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-05-2010, 09:02 PM   #21
Pro
 
CJ21's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpenter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Posts: 1,180
Rewards Points: 702

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Nice work, Bass.
CJ21 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to CJ21 For This Useful Post:
basswood (06-07-2010)

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 06-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #22
Member
 
Trim-man's Avatar
 
Trade: Interior Trim Contractor
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 66
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Looks great! We do the base on the wall and ceiling quite often, but mostly with colonial crown. I like the look of the cove crown much better in the 3 piece setting, more balanced.
__________________
www.Kelley-Construction.net
Facebook
Trim-man is offline  
Old 06-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #23
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Trim-man View Post
Looks great! We do the base on the wall and ceiling quite often, but mostly with colonial crown. I like the look of the cove crown much better in the 3 piece setting, more balanced.
Thanks, This elliptical cove is also just a 28* spring angle... so that changes the look too... it has about twice as much rise as run.

I should post a pic of the marking block I use to locate the base molding edges for installing the first two layers in the proper location before the cove goes on... when I clean out the trailer I'll run into that marking block...

Cheers,

Bass
basswood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #24
How can I help you?
 
SAH's Avatar
 
Trade: General contracting, Toronto Canada
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 158
Rewards Points: 150

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Basswood,

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your tips and ideas and giving us the photos to help "guide" us in our thinking. You've given me more than a few ideas to offer my clients. Much appreciated!

Respects,
Scotty
__________________
He that uses his hands is a labourer. He who uses his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who uses his hands and his head and his heart is an artist St Francis of Assisi
SAH is offline  
Old 06-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #25
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by SAH View Post
Basswood,

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your tips and ideas and giving us the photos to help "guide" us in our thinking. You've given me more than a few ideas to offer my clients. Much appreciated!

Respects,
Scotty
Hey Scotty,

All for the good of the cause man. I owe a lot to a great trim carpenter named Larry Mastbergen in Fort Collins, CO. He did not teach me much directly, but he was a master. His work was impeccable and I paid attention to everything he did.

I was sanding a roundover profile with a random orbit sander last week and remember vividly how he did that simple task... I'll try to expound on that... hard to explain but he had total control of the sander without forcing anything. He held the sander under the palm of his hand without really gripping it... it was like a Zen thing. It is like a hockey player once told me, you don't have to have strong ankles to stay on top of a skate blade if your weight is perfectly balanced above the blade it takes no effort at all.

Larry balanced his palm perfectly above the sander so with the slightest move left or right the sander moved too. Running the sander back and forth over the convex surface of a curve, the sander just danced wherever he wanted it to. The dude would have been murder with a light saber.

Anyway, I digress, just paying it back... and paying it forward.

Cheers,

Brian... AKA Basswood
basswood is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to basswood For This Useful Post:
SAH (06-07-2010), Scribbles (06-07-2010)
Old 06-08-2010, 07:19 AM   #26
Pro
 
Bob Kovacs's Avatar
 
Trade: Consultant
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Holly Springs, GA
Posts: 1,221
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Those 3rd hands are the hot ticket item- just hung crown in the girls' playroom in the basement this weekend, and used the same ones in your pics. They were also extremely handy when installing the drywall on the 9' lids- I had a drywall lift, but they provided that extra little "umpf" to make sure the sheet was fully up against the framing at some points, and for pieces where the lift didn't work (closets, hallways, etc). I think I paid $59 for the pair on Amazon, which is much cheaper than a helper- and they don't need to be yelled as as often either...lol.
Bob Kovacs is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Bob Kovacs For This Useful Post:
basswood (02-20-2013)
Old 06-10-2010, 05:07 PM   #27
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Kovacs View Post
Those 3rd hands are the hot ticket item- just hung crown in the girls' playroom in the basement this weekend, and used the same ones in your pics. They were also extremely handy when installing the drywall on the 9' lids- I had a drywall lift, but they provided that extra little "umpf" to make sure the sheet was fully up against the framing at some points, and for pieces where the lift didn't work (closets, hallways, etc). I think I paid $59 for the pair on Amazon, which is much cheaper than a helper- and they don't need to be yelled as as often either...lol.
Hey Bob,

The 3rd hands have many uses. I often use them to secure loads in my trailer... solo hanging of wall cabs, etc.

Cheers,

Basswood
basswood is offline  
Old 06-12-2010, 11:02 AM   #28
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


I found out this week that this cove project will probably be my first magazine article for Old House Journal. Looks like a nice publication.

Cheers,

Bass
basswood is offline  
Old 06-12-2010, 01:22 PM   #29
Registered User
 
fredwis's Avatar
 
Trade: Finish Carpenter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 24

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Congrats Bass and as alway amazingly nice work!
Fred

Quote:
Originally Posted by basswood View Post
I found out this week that this cove project will probably be my first magazine article for Old House Journal. Looks like a nice publication.

Cheers,

Bass
fredwis is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to fredwis For This Useful Post:
basswood (06-13-2010)
Old 01-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #30
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Hi ALL,

This is now an article in Old House Journal and available online:

http://www.oldhouseonline.com/how-to...-cove-molding/
basswood is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to basswood For This Useful Post:
CCCo. (01-24-2012), loneframer (01-24-2012)
Old 01-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #31
General Contractor
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
Posts: 3,444
Rewards Points: 12

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Soupy,

You still da man!
__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Bill Everett - St. Petersburg, FL
Willie T is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Willie T For This Useful Post:
basswood (01-24-2012)
Old 01-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #32
Maker of fine kindling
 
Gus Dering's Avatar
 
Trade: cabinet maker
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Posts: 6,199
Rewards Points: 12,490

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Bass in da house!

The old house, you might say.

I miss you Brian.
__________________
Every parent who has walked barefoot into their child's room late at night hates Legos
Gus Dering is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #33
Still have all my fingers
 
Bergstrom's Avatar
 
Trade: Cabinet Maker
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maple Lake MN
Posts: 755
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Bass it looks like all your groupies crashed their server I'll have to try later <insert jeopardy music here>
__________________
Killing the Earth, one raised panel at a time.......
http://bergstromcabinets.com
http://minneapoliscabinets.biz
http://maplegrovecabinets.com
Bergstrom is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #34
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bergstrom View Post
Bass it looks like all your groupies crashed their server I'll have to try later <insert jeopardy music here>
Hah! Well it seems to be loading now.

I'll have to let you know the next time I'll be in the Twin Cities.

Cheers, Brian
basswood is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to basswood For This Useful Post:
Bergstrom (01-24-2012)
Old 01-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #35
Artisan Carpentry
 
basswood's Avatar
 
Trade: trim carpenter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 1,985
Rewards Points: 1,030

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gus Dering View Post
Bass in da house!

The old house, you might say.

I miss you Brian.
Thanks Gus. I took a break from the internet for about 6 months--for the most part. I'll hang out here as I can. Still writing that master's thesis, etc.

How are things out in CA?

Brian
basswood is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #36
Ciaos mitigator
 
chris klee's Avatar
 
Trade: Carpentry
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,943
Rewards Points: 1,290

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Quote:
Originally Posted by basswood
Still writing that master's thesis, etc.

Brian
It's not done yet? Must be pretty good.

Bass the writer.
__________________
CK Carpentry
chris klee is offline  
Old 01-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #37
Pro
 
mbobbish734's Avatar
 
Trade: Property Preservation & Remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: michigan
Posts: 662
Rewards Points: 500

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Nice article, and the moldings good too.
mbobbish734 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to mbobbish734 For This Useful Post:
basswood (03-05-2012)
Old 01-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #38
Pro
 
Jdub2083's Avatar
 
Trade: General Contracting / Commercial Carpenter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lithopolis, OH
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 282

Re: Base On The Ceiling And Upside-down Base...


Nice work Bass, I love that look. Painter did a good job too.

Advertisement

Jdub2083 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Jdub2083 For This Useful Post:
basswood (03-05-2012)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helpful tips for the EPAs new mandate Paulie Lead RRP Discussion 20 04-10-2011 11:56 AM
Cultured Stone Upside Down sschwab Masonry 5 04-27-2008 04:38 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?