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Old 08-13-2010, 01:38 AM   #31
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Re: Bussin' It - the Conversion

I just read your blog... Very cool...

I like the way you worked out the problems you came across...

Great idea on the bunks storage...

Have you had any issues with the grout on the tiles??? Or any issues with the wood stove???

I appreciate the time you took to make your build available for others to use as a guide...
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:22 PM   #32
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Looks really nice
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #33
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Ceiling looks great! I will be doing something similar except with cork instead of carpet. What exactly are those wood strips? Are they thin enough to bend without using moisture?
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:07 PM   #34
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Sweet looking - maybe a little liquid nails for back up - but it looks like some thing the Brown Crown did.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:21 PM   #35
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Don't give up, its lookin good. I originally tried the screws as well, but ran into the same problem, it weakens the board and they snap. So, I bought a 4x8 foot piece of panneling and cut the strips 1 1/2 inches thick on my table saw. Then I decided to try and use liquid nails instead of the screws because of the same problem you ran into. The liquid nails worked fine. Use your curtain rods to hold the strips up there for drying. The downside is that with the curvature of the roof, you will need to let them dry overnight at least...so don't get in a hurry.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #36
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What about using that thin rectangular trim that is about 1.5"-2" wide and about 1/4" thick? It comes in 8' strips. It might be a bit wider than you would normally use for that application, but maybe it would bend easily without breaking and also be wide enough you could use screws (with holes pre-drilled in the trim of course).

You might also consider some thin brown or black anodized aluminum strips - although that might get pricey.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:02 PM   #37
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what about screen lath, its what you use to go ever 2x4s on an old screen room. pre drill and you will be good to go. 1 1/2 wide and is 1/4" thick
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:11 AM   #38
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I couldn't cut a straight line either until I picked up one of these, now straight lines are a breeze! Just something to consider...
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Looks very nice!!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #40
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Hey there jespers!! i love how updateded you keep your conversion i must say it has been wonderful to help me do some planning for my soon to be conversion!! thanks again! Anyways, i love the idea to conserve with the 2 bucket sink system, and how is it holding up? also, you and BC with the carpeted roof is an awsome look and functional idea keep it up please!!!



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