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Margie’s Fir Adirondack Chair Project

Margies-Fir-Adirondack-Chair600The following was an email sent in by Margie:
“Picture of an Adirondack chair made by my husband (painted by myself!) with fir purchased from Windsor Plywood in Langley.”

Our reply: “Hello Margie
Thank you for sending in the picture of the Adirondack chair. It looks like a fantastic project and the painting was very professional.
Question: Is this the same Margie that was the door winner for the My Windsor Project contest? Would love to see a picture of Adirondack chair in front of the new door.
I will submit the picture to the blog for July 27th posting. Thank you Woody Wall, Blog Editor”

The next day, we received this email:
“Here are some pictures of the chair with the front of the house.  front-of-house-with-chairs-600I usually have it under the Maple tree beside the turquoise bench (that way when we sit outside, we get shade).  I do intend to make a second chair for the other side of the bench and likely will paint it the same colour.
Thanks for the painting compliment.  I do all the painting and no, I am not a professional—just lots of practice and I enjoy doing it.

We’ve had tons of compliments about the door and the Pedra decking.  Thanks.

BTW—the cedar posts will be stained black Front-of-house-with-Chair-and-Bench-320 front-of-house-with-red-Adirondack-chair-320later this summer—they had to weather for a year first.  Plus I’m hoping for less heat.  And, if you look closely those are indeed hockey sticks sticking out of the cream can by the door.  My son plays hockey—I figured if they had to be kept on the porch by the door, they might as well look good being there.  I’m waiting for an epiphany about the newspaper recycle and then that will change!

When I’m done all that, I’ll likely be back at Windsor bugging Brad about the next project!”

 

Music and Craft Room Project by Selena – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

An room in our unfinished basement was finished to create a music/craft room.

Custom built-in shelves and curved desk were made out of 3/4″ melamine and trimmed with white iron-on melamine edging. A Kregg shelf pin jig was used to create custom shelf heights. The built-in shelving unit was trimmed with MDF mouldings – baseboard #514 for the two vertical pieces for the centre shelving section, S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 were used to create the custom header for the built-in shelves. Built-in shelf backer board was made out of particle/MDF board and painted a contrasting colour for a pop of colour.

The S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 mouldings were used to trim out the top of the doors (French & solid core).

1/2″ MDF was used to make a custom window sill and jambs for the window. The S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 mouldings were also used to trim out the top of the window.

Mouldings
Materials used:

– 1/2″ MDF (window sill and jambs)

– White iron-on melamine edging (used on all built in melamine shelves)

– 3/4″ melamine (for built in shelves and built desk)

– 11/16″ x 4-9/16″ (MFSP105) S4S MDF moulding

– 1/2″ x 1-3/8″ (9532) MDF sash bead moulding

– 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (514) MDF baseboard moulding

– Particle/MDF board

– Shelf pins

– Kreg shelf pin jig

For the Doors

Materials used:

– 2 x 24 inch hollow core interior door (slabs)

– Pine door jamb

– 32 inch solid core interior door (pre hung)

– Door hinges

– Door lever style handles

– MDF moulding for finishing

Solid core doors was used as entrance door to a music room. Solid core door was used to reduce noise. Hollow core doors were hung (by us!) as French doors on closet. French doors allow easy access to musical instruments. Moulding was used to trim out doors.

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Door Winner from My Windsor Project Contest

Congratulations to:
Margie and Bob from Langley, BC

Pictures attached are of a front door renovation completed during the summer of 2014.
The door, door moulding, door hardware, railings and decking/steps material (Pedra hardwood) were all purchased from Windsor Plywood, Langley.  This DIY renovation was completed by the owners and they love the final results.

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Old front door

BEFORE front door

#beforeafter #picoftheday

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