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Old 11-29-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Making A Reception Desk Into A Room


I have Snobnd helping me on this one. He'll be doing the wall/drywall and ceiling tiles while I'll be making the windows and other wood parts.

This is the desk that use to be the reception desk until I made them a new desk.


Everything is still cased in plastic so I have no real progress shots of the wall.


Here are some renderings. They don't include the 3x7 solid core oak door




I started making the window. I have made the frames and put the front stops along with the mullions in.


And then put the casings on


Then I made the rear of the window stops. The need to slide in so they are slightly smaller then the openings. There will be 1/4" tempered glass in the hole and then I am using a black "D" shaped weather stripping to allow a little variance in the thickness in the wall. This way I'll make the inside casings/stops one pc and just slide them in and squish the weatherstripping and things will be tight to both sides of the wall. Couple of nails or screws (haven't decided yet) and it'll be secured with the ability for removal in case of glass breakage.

Now I'm working on the inside casings. This was fun to make.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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Small office for 2 girls. Not going to be much space in there. But both of them are working in an office that smaller then what we'll be making.
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Small office for 2 girls.
Must be small, but I've seen maybe 4 squeezed into a similar space.
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Should be cool. Reminds me of a Pullman train car for some reason, or maybe an early cable car. Neat.
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Well, here's where that odd pentagon shaped pc ended up.


I call it a face frame, but it really a casing. This is the split casing for the angled window. It was a pain to assemble. I pocket screwed it together but couldn't use the Kreg clamps because they wouldn't hold. So I took some yellow glue and put it around the perimeter and a bead of 2P-10 in the center and aligned and pressed them together until they held. Waited a few minutes for the yellow glue to tack up and then drove the pocket screws in to seal the deal. The outer legs were easy, just used the Kreg clamps.



I put the wide stops in the window frame and shimmed them out so they were flush with the frame. I laid the casing on top of it after applying a bead of glue and then used 1 3/8" 23ga pins to tack the frame to the wide stops. This will slip into the angle frame and trap the glass.

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Tuesday the windows went into the sprayroom and got primed and one coat of paint (SW Trusty Tan). On Wednesday I put the final coat on the windows. Had a drool on the corner window which meant I had to recoat the whole thing. That coat came out horrible. Likely because of paint at the end of it's pot life and the sprayroom being at 95F. Scuffed and sprayed again and it came out good.

Today Snobnd and I went down to do some more work. He did some final touchups on the sheetrock, mudding. I got there an hour or so after him. I had the windows and the solid core Oak door. The rectangular windows went in without a hitch. The angled window we needed to carve a small bit of the sheetrock out because at points it was a bit thicker then planned. This affected the reveals on the inside of two outer windows. We got it all straightened out. Screwed them in and slipped the backs on them. Waiting for glass to come. It'll be 1/4" tempered, when it comes, we'll get it put in.

We had to fit the door, the hinges were mortised by me earlier. Put it up and closed it and it needed to be shaved a bit. Easy to take more off. Sno used his door edge planer, two angled passes at 1/16" and we hung it back up and it was perfect. Sno had the jig to do the door handle holes so he got that done, all I did for that was stabilize the door.

That was the day. We took the door down and I'll get it finished in the shop and it'll be rehung. We'll go back after the glass comes in and should be able to finish up the project. They have their own painter, and the electrician needs to put up a pair of sconces.









Still no photos of the exterior because the plastic is still hanging.
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Nice as always. Great workmanship and humble recount. It is also nice to hear CT'rs working together.
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Yeah it was a good day couple of bumps in the road but nothing pros can't handle...lol.

I did three coats on all the walls and then skim coated for a smooth finish.

The Electrician still have not showed up for the wall sconces.... this could get interesting real quick.
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Excellent work as always guys....
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Leo,

Why do you keep the spray area so warm? I'd be dripping sweat on the pieces.

I keep my spray area about 72F.

Very nice work by the way.

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While I'm spraying I keep it 65 to 77F, depends on how long the fan is on and the temp of the incoming air. For this job I'm trying to force cure the paint. MLC says full cure in 1 hour at 110F. So at 95F it's probably something like 3 hours.

Trying to make it so there's no outgassing in the facility when I install it there.
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Today was a good productive day and the way Leo setup the split Jam windows, made installing the glass a breeze.
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As Sno said it was a good day. Between the two of us we were able to get the glass installed and the interior split jamb/casing installed. We got the door hung and the hardware put on. Commercial hardware needs a few extra holes, kind of a pain. I made a routing jig to do the strike plate in the jamb, worked well. We got the ceiling tiles cut and in place and some very minor drywall touch ups. Clean up and blue tape removal was one of the last things done.

Some idiot forgot to paint the small molding that goes between the windows to cover the small gap between the bottom of the sheetrock and counter. Oh wait, that was me Just did that in the shop after I got back from the job.

The painters will take care of the sheetrock in the next day or so and the electricians are going to put a pair of sconces on the long window on either outside of the windows.







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Did you take a picture of the molding that you installed?
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No. Just a simple cove. 1/4" flat on the bottom, 1/8" flat on the top. 1/2" radius. 5/8" x 5/8". Painted SW Trusty Tan.
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These are the finished pics. Only thing left is the shutters that are being done by someone else. They have temporary paper shutters in right now.








And I removed the fabric on the wall above the countertop, removed the construction adhesive with a Fein Multimaster with a scraper blade and installed some fake cork. It's a 1/16" of cork layered over 7/16" of Homasote. It's what I could get on a 1 day notice. Normally I would use 3/8" real cork. But they wanted it yesterday, so this is what's available.

Heck, by the time I had cleaned up the room they had already gotten lots of stuff in the room, they were anxious to move in apparently. So the pics are "lived in" pics already.



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Those girls did not waste any time moving into that office.....nice

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