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Offline tjbnwi

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A backsplash
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:52 PM »
and cabinets...

Tom

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Offline Peter_C

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 09:03 PM »
Beautiful work as always! High end everything.

No pot filler?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 09:11 PM »
Beautiful work as always! High end everything.

No pot filler?

Pot filler was considered. I think they're a waste of money. You fill a pot with cold water, then have to move a pot full of hot water. Seems backwards to me.

Tom

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 09:14 PM »
All in a day's work!

That's beautiful, Tom.  Is that mahogany?

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 09:23 PM »
Very nice!!!

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 09:32 PM »
All in a day's work!

That's beautiful, Tom.  Is that mahogany?

Hickory. with custom blended stain.

Tom

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Only picture I currently have off the island. Worked on the splash until 7:30 Tuesday night, showed up to this 7:30 Wednesday morning.

I have to get pics of the butler and pantry ares.

Tom

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Beautiful work!
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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 10:25 PM »
@tjbnwi - Backsplash with kitchen attached - wish I could see this in person and enjoy the details hidden from view. I know you put'em even where they can't be seen from the outside. I'm sure jobs like this would make interesting learning if it were shown and explained in a video sequence. You are so organized the way you approach your work - inspiring !
thank you,Tom.

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 10:36 PM »
Thanks everyone.

A few here know that this is the last job I will be doing in what has been my home area for the last 60 years. Remodeling was my second career, each lasted about 25 years.

Time to write the 3rd chapter of my life.

Tom

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 11:33 PM »
Quite the party remnants.  [tongue]  Makes me appreciate my friends more as they would have cleaned up before departing.

Pot filler was considered. I think they're a waste of money. You fill a pot with cold water, then have to move a pot full of hot water. Seems backwards to me.

Tom
With 1/2" line the pot filler can fill a LARGE pot very quickly. Verse a sink faucet that takes longer than my patience offers.

Not all hot items need to be moved from the stove in one shot, but I hear you on making something like pasta, that gets dumped in the sink.

Cost can be an issue, as often they are $600+.

Are you going to share what the 3rd chapter of life entails?

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2018, 11:42 PM »
Quite the party remnants.  [tongue]  Makes me appreciate my friends more as they would have cleaned up before departing.

Pot filler was considered. I think they're a waste of money. You fill a pot with cold water, then have to move a pot full of hot water. Seems backwards to me.

Tom
With 1/2" line the pot filler can fill a LARGE pot very quickly. Verse a sink faucet that takes longer than my patience offers.

Not all hot items need to be moved from the stove in one shot, but I hear you on making something like pasta, that gets dumped in the sink.

Cost can be an issue, as often they are $600+.

Are you going to share what the 3rd chapter of life entails?

I understand the patience thing.

The faucet on the island was $3500.00, $600.00 is a drop in the copper sink...

Off to Colorado Springs. Will be fabricating and installing the casework for a custom home builder.

Tom


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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 11:52 PM »
So where to from here Tom? For some reason I don’t think your third stage of life development will be chasing a little white ball across green grass.

You probably have bigger fish to fry...just a hunch. 

I hope stage III still involves some form of home improvement that you can/will share. All these old dogs 🐶 on this forum can still learn new tricks...myself included.

I do take exception to pot fillers however, I’d never finish off a kitchen again without one, just place it off center out of the way of grease from the stove...never really understood why people place them directly in the way of a rising mass of steam and grease. They become a cleaning nightmare.

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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 12:01 AM »
I've never golfed in my life, no need for the aggravation. I'd go back to easy sports, bowling and hockey.

I mentioned I'll be fabricating and installing the casework for a custom home builder. I've committed to two to test the waters. Where it leads from there, time will tell. My wife will be staying here until I make a final decision.

Builders website;

http://www.allabouthomedesign.com

I'll be about 40 minutes from "my girls"277786-0.

Tom

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 12:14 AM »
Cute kids Tom, they grow up quick.

Good luck with the new adventure, I’m sure there’ll be a tale to tell.  [big grin]

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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 07:11 AM »
Cute kids Tom,   [big grin]


To be clear---grandkids---ours are grown up, our daughter, their mother is 40...

Tom

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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 08:06 AM »
I've never golfed in my life, no need for the aggravation. I'd go back to easy sports, bowling and hockey.

I mentioned I'll be fabricating and installing the casework for a custom home builder. I've committed to two to test the waters. Where it leads from there, time will tell. My wife will be staying here until I make a final decision.

Builders website;

http://www.allabouthomedesign.com

I'll be about 40 minutes from "my girls" (Attachment Link) .

Tom

Tom, - you have the right idea: try before you move. Get to know the area and the customer(s) and see how it all fits before settling on a new personal home.
Thankfully Colorado Springs has internet  [wink]so we can count on your continuing helpful posts on the FOG.

All the Best!

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 08:14 AM »
Beautiful kitchen, Tom.  I especially like how the countertop steps out to meet the stove depth.  The finish on the cabinets is just gorgeous, too.  Best of luck in your new adventures.   [smile] 
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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Beautiful work Tom!
The custom builder will be lucky to have you.
Hope it works well for you too.

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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 06:50 PM »
Awesome job Tom, C. Springs is a beautiful place.  Have friends that live in Garden of Gods, always enjoy visiting. 

This custom home builder has just found a treasure!

All the best.  Bill

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 07:18 PM »
Tom,

Beautiful work as usual.

You are an amazing individual and I am fortunate to witness the attention to detail and the willingness to help and offer advice beyond what readers here have experienced.

Best wishes for career number 3.  I hope that it turns out to be satisfying and profitable and that your wife will get more of a chance to spend time with the "kids".  You will be doing what you love to do - working and trying to creates experiences and memories for others.

All the best!

Peter

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Only picture I currently have off the island. Worked on the splash until 7:30 Tuesday night, showed up to this 7:30 Wednesday morning.

I have to get pics of the butler and pantry ares.

Tom

Ummmm...Wow.

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 07:44 PM »
Had to take advantage of the cleaning ladies being there.

Tom

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 09:07 AM »
Commented before but after seeing the new photos all I can add is

WOW!

Do you actually do all this by yourself?

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2018, 10:32 AM »
Absolutely stunning work, Tom.  In my spare time over the last couple months I've been building new kitchen cabs for my bride. I hope she doesn't see your work as she'll be less than happy with my efforts. Yours are beautiful.
Barney

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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Commented before but after seeing the new photos all I can add is

WOW!

Do you actually do all this by yourself?

Yes, 99% of what you see here was done by me. I believe I mentioned earlier in the thread Justin helped all his time would allow.

What you don’t see is what it took to get here. This kitchen was about 30 feet from where it is now. All the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and gas line had to be relocated. I a licensed electrician so that’s easy, I have a friend who is a plumber, he signs off on the permit, my HVAC license has expired, but I did the relocation anyway.

I have to admit, I was not the one who completed the job.....the laundry room sink arrived damage—-twice. A friend went out and replaced the damaged sink with a new one yesterday, ultimately he finished the job...if he sends me a picture of the laundry finished, I’ll post it.

I did not do the counter tops on this job, I currently do not have the equipment to fabricate granite. If they were solid surface tops I would have fabricated them.

Tom
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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2018, 04:59 PM »
Today, the new chapter begins...(ignore the houses)

Tom

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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2018, 05:06 PM »
Gotta love 💕 the view. That’d be a pleasant start to the day with a cup of joe.

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Re: A backsplash
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2018, 05:25 PM »
Gotta love 💕 the view. That’d be a pleasant start to the day with a cup of joe.

To bad my room faces east [sad]

I’ll have to grab the coffee and go sit on the veranda, good thing I get up early.

Tom

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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2018, 05:58 PM »
@tjbnwi

Hey Tom

Try these guys out for breakfast or lunch.

http://www.kingschefdiner.com/

I like the purple castle location better, but both are good.

Ron


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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2018, 06:07 PM »
@tjbnwi , all the best to you buddy in your new adventure!

Peter

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