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Basement conversion from junk storage to master
||The center piece of the room is this
30,000 BTU Vermont Castings Direct Vent Gas Stove. The hearth was
constructed using bricks and mortar laid on the existing concrete floor.
The chimney exits out through the back of an old brick chimney and under
a wood deck.
||Here's Kitty staring out through the
pine door we installed along with the partition wall it hangs within.
This divides the bedroom from the remainder of the basement.
||A nice look at the Alloc floating floor
system we installed throughout the room. This product looks like
Japanese Cherry but is actually HDF with a unique tongue & groove
and aluminum channel connection between planks. We installed this over a
vapor barrier onto the old concrete floor.
||This is a close-up of how we dealt with
connecting two different ceiling profiles and how we disguised a support
column. All the mouldings and casings we used in the room are solid
aspen. The corners on this column were finished with red oak.
||Now, what the heck do we do with this
left-over wood burning stove? We had to replace it with the direct vent
gas model since this is now a bedroom. I guess its time to build a cabin
Repair, rebuild, restore...
||Our dining room AFTER (trust me, you
don't want to see the "before"). The plaster arch, 6 inches of
adjacent ceiling, the outside wall and floor were destroyed by water
||Close-up of the restored oak floor. We
used salvaged T&G red oak and had it custom planed to match the
profile of the existing floor. Even though the planks are wider than the
original ones, everything worked out fine when we had to replace about 4
feet of the entire dining room floor. (Who's that Kat?)