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(S713 & S714 scheduled broadcasts are 12/20/08 & 12/27/08)

Historic Summer Home Beauty
Barrel Vault Basement &
Finishing an Arched Ceiling


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To get this basement project off on the right foot we brought in Eric Odor of Sala Architects to take a fresh look at the spaces. The part of Eric’s plan that we liked the most was to take advantage of the full 9-foot ceilings to run a shallow barrel vault from one end of the space to another, and to anchor it with wood columns.
SALA Architects, Inc.
(612) 379-3037

We created the “ribs” for the arch by cutting the curve into pieces of plywood. Then we ran 2x framing between the ribs.
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Normally you want the drywall on a ceiling to be at least ½” thick. But since ½” rock won’t bend enough, we used 2 layers of ¼” rock.
Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels
United States Gypsum Company
800-USG-4YOU (800-874-4968)

We didn’t want the joints between sheets to line up from one layer to the next. So we alternated which side of the arch we started from.
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After our taper, Chris Logan, came through we had a perfectly curved surface that would paint up seamlessly.
 
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French View Patio Door
with Fixed Sidelites
Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors
800-JELD-WEN
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Recessed Lighting
Halo, brand of Cooper Lighting
770-486-4800

We also installed two new French doors leading to the outside and worked with the electrician to get the recessed lighting in just the right spots. We used to install gas fireplaces ourselves. But we’ve come to realize that we’d rather have a professional take care of the tricky business of running the ductwork and the gas lines. So we asked our buddy Nick Niessen to come in and take care of all that.
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Fireplace Xtrordinair
Installation:
All Seasons Fireplace
800-654-1177
952-546-6162

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We wanted to try a new alternative to the concrete backerboard we’ve been using forever for tub and shower surrounds. These fiber-reinforced gypsum panels are lighter, easier to cut, and easier to secure. What’s not to like?
Fiberock® Brand Aqua-Tough Tile Backerboard
United States Gypsum Company
800-USG-4YOU (800-874-4968)

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RedGard Crack Prevention Membrane
Custom Building Products
800-272-8786
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Floor Warming Mat
SunTouch by WattsRadiant
888-432-8932

The slab in this basement is cracked and uneven. So we spread out a liquid crack isolation membrane and installed our electrical floor warming mats. Then we had a contractor pour a thin layer of gypsum underlayment. The floor warming mats get embedded in this and it creates an even, level surface for our tile.
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Therma-Floor® Gypsum Underlayment
installation: Floor Technologies, Inc.
Maxxon, The Floor Specialists
763-478-9670
800-356-7887

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With the floor and the paint dry, we’re set to begin installing a lot of ceramic tile and a lot of beautiful cherry cabinets.
Plaza Cabinets in Cherry with Light Finish
Thomasville Cabinetry
800-756-6497

 

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