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 Post subject: a quick shot of a new floor...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Well got a quick job and the client wanted something he drew put in the floor and stairs, lol, thank gosh it was simple and not anything crazy- like curves or stars. I did a simple border as he wanted something nice but not too flashy, and I continued the borderwork on the stairs.
Peruvian Walnut feature strip was used for the border work. Used some 5" red oak planking I had laying around the garage too to fill in the inlay.
Thanks and enjoy,lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:49 am 
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Certainly different on those steps.

I always liked those narrower feature strips.

Nice work!


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I use the 3/4" x 3/4" feature strips ALL the time. Only once did a customer request wider ones. I did a staircase similar to yours years ago but the feature strip wasn't net to the skirt. It was set back the width of one strip, a mini border. I have to ask though, what's up with the cove molding all around the riser. Doing it that way gives the impression you were not able to cut and install the risers net. Just looks "odd".


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:00 am 
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very nice work, I have not done a lot of borders and inlays like this, for some reason clients don't want to pay for it.
where do you get clients that really like to spend money on borders?How much extra do you charge for a simple 3/4 border around the walls?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:16 pm 
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Gary,
Actually the cuts were made easier by using thr cove, again the client wanted to add his touch to the stairs by using cove, I wouldn't of used it myself but the client is always right,lol, and the cuts didn't have to be super exact either, saved my butt a lot of work. I prefer just cove underneath and a "clean" look with clean lines, but that's what the client wanted, lol and you know whatever makes them happy makes them pay up faster.


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I use the 3/4" x 3/4" feature strips ALL the time. Only once did a customer request wider ones.
I'm just the opposite Gary, folks around all want full board racing stripes. Beats all I ever seen. I can't get nobody to choose a smaller feature strip, which I think looks much better. I price my labor at 6.00 a lft for straight walls and 8.00 a lft for walls with turns, hearths, ect. Perpendicular skirting will add considerably more. The labor prices are on top of the normal sq.ft. price. Yesterday I unloaded 1520 sq.ft. of Bruce 5/16 x 2 1/4 solid, prefinished that will have 188 lft of perimeter borders. This job is a glue down over a slab..... pluck your last nerve stuff. House is loaded up with furniture, expensive Lace drapes that almost hit the floor... I'm starting to feel ill...


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i always put the curtains in a wirefram clothes hanger , and hang them on top of the rod .
They don't get rinkled that way and avoids a beating from the lady of the house . :lol:


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The floor looks very nice Fishy. :)
Thanks for that tip Nick.


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