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my new music room...

Postby vintage_dog » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:21 pm

....hahaha...still empty!

after a long wait, now with narra flooring. i was lucky to source some 22-24" wide 6-8 foot planks of this very beautiful wood...

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Re: my new music room...

Postby keith » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:27 pm

Congrats VD! Bagay sa 4jrs ang kulay. ;)
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Re: my new music room...

Postby iceman90a » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:31 pm

what happened to all the wonderful stuff that used to be there? :tmi:
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Re: my new music room...

Postby vintage_dog » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:36 pm

thanks keith...hmmm.
ice - what stuff???? hehe
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Re: my new music room...

Postby mtrs » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:32 am

VD, they look great! Did you try experimenting on different finishes before you decided to go on with its final polished look?
I wonder how it would look like with a wax-polished finish. Were they KILN-DRIED?

My uncle used, more or less, the same sizes in his house. It was initialy good but expanded tremendously and left a lot of huge gaps!
Can anyone give advice on how to avoid this?

A solution I have been contemplating on is to leave a 20mm shadow gap along the perimeter wall. The gap can either be left open or covered
with skirting. In theory, the gap will allow for the expansion during the hot summer time of the year.

Lastly, may we know how much were the planks and your source?
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Re: my new music room...

Postby cia » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:25 am

Very nice VD. Di kaya floors too shiny masobrahan ang reflection ng sound?
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Re: my new music room...

Postby zenaudio » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:52 am

Looking good! I'm sure will sound good too. ;)
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Re: my new music room...

Postby kabubi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:08 am

wow, VD! i'm floored :D
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Postby onedown » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:14 am

looks good! :up: congrats.
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Re: my new music room...

Postby vintage_dog » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:51 am

the wood was kiln-dried for 3 weeks so was very dry when installed. anyway in time i'd expect some very slight movement and that's fine. will have it resurfaced and retouched by then.

yes, the finish is on the shiny side. installer didn't apply polyurethane but something else that makes it easy to be re-sanded if needed. i want something that's easy to clean but at the same time "sound good". we'll see...

i think i'll have a portion done with wax finish or flatter finish and i'll decide it that's better.

thanks for the comments.
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Re: my new music room...

Postby arnoldc » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:24 am

Ang linis!! Congrats Francis. Pwede mo ng i-showcase lahat ng relo mo dyan :lol:
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Postby camotecue » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:40 am

ang ganda sir!
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Re: my new music room...

Postby Superman » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:49 am

Congratulations VD! Napakalinis ah! Nasaan na yung "treasures" mo? Looks like lalakas ang consumption niyo ng Johnson Wax niyan!
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Postby Mamimili » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:14 pm

WoW and add all other superlatives you can think of :clap: :clap:
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Postby rtsyrtsy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:38 am

Congrats, Francis!

How far away is the buffet table? :lol:
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Postby tcris » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:01 am

like a a blank canvass waiting for the master's brushstrokes...
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Re: my new music room...

Postby vintage_dog » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:41 pm

thanks for your comments guys...yes, it would take awhile before i make this room "alive" again...

here's a view of the room from the "buffet table" BEFORE the renovation ;)

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and after, with the NARA flooring:

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Re: my new music room...

Postby rtsyrtsy » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:52 am

Yeah baby! That's what I'm talking about! The chow, I mean.
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Re: my new music room...

Postby qguy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:20 am

Seems VD been busy lately ? Any update on the room ?
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Re: my new music room...

Postby alexg » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:38 am

mtrs wrote:My uncle used, more or less, the same sizes in his house. It was initialy good but expanded tremendously and left a lot of huge gaps!
Can anyone give advice on how to avoid this?


You mean shrunk?

If you don't have access to kiln for drying, then you have to store the narra flitches for about a year after the tree is cut (maybe longer if the flitches are thick). You need to arrange the flitches so that air can circulate freely, by stacking them with spacers (enhance air circulation), check out how lumber yard stack their lumber. This will dry it enough so that it will no longer shrink.

Huge gaps on solid wood flooring is due to using the wood "green", as it dries, wood shrink.
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