Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pictures of My Crown

This is a wide view of one of the corners. It doesn't look bad from a distance. A darkened distance is the recommended viewing setting.



A closer-up look reveals some slight imperfections. I don't think blogger will show this in full resolution, which also works to my advantage.



The place where to pieces meet in the middle of a long run (as opposed to a corner) is called a scarf joint. This one didn't come out that bad. I probably could have sanded it down smoother, but why do that when you have satin paint that works so well to mask such imperfections?


The scarf joint below is the worst one. Coincidentally, it was also the first one. If you look at the bottom edge, you can see that the two pieces of molding are way out of alignment. The use of caulk and paint to create a straight line below the molding helps provide the illusion of a straight edge for the entire piece.


Now I'm off to take my chainsaw into the woods behind my house to cut up some downed tress for firewood. I sincerely hope my next post will not be written with prosthetic hands and/or fingers.

19 comments:

Rick Daley said...

OK, I just clicked on a picture and blogger did show it at full resolution. Behold the glory of my handiwork!

Laurel said...

Looks great! Have fun with the chainsaw...

Vodka Logic said...

Now why did you say click on the pictures I would have never noticed anything other than the paint smudge in one of the first pictures.

Like I said at least you try.. I have no crown moldings lol

L. T. Host said...

Looks great, Rick! I don't see anything wrong :)

*clicks*

oh, oh, ok.

Just kidding. You did a great job. I hope ours turns out half as good when we attempt it someday :)

And you were right in your previous comment, that a house is a never-ending project. I'm starting to learn that :)

Good luck with the chainsaw!

scott g.f.bailey said...

Your work more than exceeds the "blind man running for his life" test, which is the standard at our house. Well done! Mind your fingers and toes with that chainsaw.

kdrausin said...

I think it looks great. The best part of all-you started a project and completed it. Same goes for writing.

Rick Daley said...

Chainsaws are fun!

Pushing and pulling wheelbarrows full of wood up a hill and out of the woods is not.

At least I have all my digits. Now to use them and dive into a manuscript, because at kd pointed out, it is important to keep at a project until it is finished.

Bane of Anubis said...

color me impressed.

Laura Martone said...

Looks okay to me - don't think I could do better. For what that's worth. :-)

Uh, I'd like to echo Laurel's sentiment with a hearty "Have fun with the chainsaw!" - but I'd be faking concern. Chainsaws scare the boo-boo jeebies outta me - especially the fake ones at haunted houses. At least, I hope they're fake.

Lady Glamis said...

Rick, it looks FINE! No worries. That's better than I could ever do!

Rick Daley said...

We ate dinner in the dining room last night. My uncle was in town...the same one who helped me build the deck (see prior post). Everyone agreed that without their glasses it looked great; and I would like to point out that the dimmer switch has not been installed yet, so the viewing conditions included full lighting.

It passes the "good enough for me test" for my wife and me, that's what's most important.

Second most important: a cool topic to milk for two blog posts.

Crimey said...

hahaha, if it passes the 'looks okay withouttr the glasses' test, then you have nothing to worry about.

Anita said...

I love it! And the color on the walls is great, too. I'm going to be showing these pics to Husband, for sure.

Phillipia said...

Be careful with that chainsaw...

And the crowns look great...better than anything I could do...not that I would try any of that...

Rick Daley said...

Anita- I had nothing to do with the color of the walls, except the stray dabs of white. My wife gets 100% of the credit for them.

Sharon said...

Ahemmmmm- who discussed colors with your wife??!! Your favorite sister!! Seriously though-the molding looks great! Now I hope your venture into the woods did not bring an poison ivy to your clan!

Davin Malasarn said...

I want a T-shirt that says, "Chain saws are fun." This was a great post, Rick! Thanks for putting it up and congrats on a nice job!

Rick Daley said...

Sharon- No poison ivy yet. I was covered up, it was chilly out. Summer-time t-shirts and shorts are quite conducive to the spread of poison ivy.

Davin- How about printing that on a glove with two fingers missing?

Teri said...

Rick,
Looks pretty good. Nice job!