Sunday, April 25, 2010


Part of yesterday was spent installing some of the trimwork in the basement. We could not do all of it since we are waiting for some cabinetry, but we got done what we could. It was raining out, so the saw was setup in the garage and there were MANY trips up and down the stairs!

Below are some pictures of some of the trimwork. The door trim is 1x3 pine and the baseboard is 1x4 pine. It is meant to "blend away and not be noticable". Everything had to be hand nailed since my air nailer only accepts up to 1 1/4" brads. That's only long enough to go through the trim and the drywall - not into any framing behind the drywall. So, 2" finish nails were used.

Bathroom door all trimmed out

Patio Door all trimmed out

Installing the baseboards

Basement Update

Stevie the T.V
Stevie is a Samsung 46" 1080p LED TV (1.2 inches thin). Model #UN46B7100. Purchased at Best Buy last August when it was on sale for over $1000 off MSRP.

Well, it's time for an update on the basement. Above is a picture of the TV, mounted by yours truly after there was a "misunderstanding" about what delivery option came free with the TV, but it ended up to be OK. The best part was that all the planning and measuring that went into the inset the TV is mounted in paid off. It fits perfectly!

Main wall color: Lenox Tan (Benjamin Moore) Matte Finish
Fireplace & TV wall color: Chocolate (Hirshfields) Matte Finish

Below is a link to a slideshow of other progress pictures!

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