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Author Topic: Summer sleeping quarters  (Read 24144 times)

Offline troybilt

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #80 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:16:36 »
I think the 3" trim works nicely.  Looks cold down there still!  We're baking way up north here.
Yeah I have to agree. The smaller trim looks a little better. As far as the weather goes its been crazy. We had temps during the day in the 80s and 70s in March. The month of April its been in the 30s-40s. Just today I think we dodged a winter bullet. They called for 12-18" of snow today but it's melting about as fast is it hits
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #81 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:17:37 »
Saved the best for last. I decided to add a small kitchen and started looking for a vintage stove. I found one I wanted in Pennsylvania on Craigslist but the guy got wigged out because I was calling from out of state. Initially he was asking $100 then he accused me of wanting to scam him. The conversation got very weird, all the time I thought maybe he was stoned or something. Just when I was about to give I found out that the guy lived just down the road from Meg and Rich. Meg was willing to contact him and if the price was right they'd buy it for me. Guy ended up raising the price to $180 but Meg was able to talk him back to his initial asking price of $100

So they picked up the stove for me and I got to do a road trip. Best of all got to meet their new addition Elias. What a beautiful little guy he is and so lucky to have two of the best people on the planet as parents! And as always, good to see old friends...Major thanks to Rich, Meg and Elias for the help!
The stove is in fantastic shape for being over 90 years old. The outside porcelain is in fantastic shape. There are a few chipped places but for the most part the porcelain looks like the day it left the show room floor.  Most of the chrome however is rusted back to metal and the oven has a couple panels with pin holes. If I were going to put this in my house I'd probably have some of the chrome redone and remake a couple of the panels in the oven. But its going in the cabin so at this point I'm not going to worry too much about it.  For the time being we wont use the oven. Everything else on the stove seems to work. After I convert it from Natural gas to LP we'll check it over more closely.


Estate gas stove mfd between 1900-1920







« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2012, 17:39:17 by troybilt »
"One should not be too distracted by definitions. Ideas transcend definitions." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #82 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:21:11 »
Awesome project, had something like this on a friends farm in Edinburgh, PA.  Can't wait to see what it looks like in the end.

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #83 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:23:17 »
Estate gas stove mfd 1900-1920




















« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2012, 17:40:21 by troybilt »
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“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #84 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:27:16 »
Awesome project, had something like this on a friends farm in Edinburgh, PA.  Can't wait to see what it looks like in the end.

Thanks man I appreciate it! Happen to have any photos of your friends place? I'd love to see them. Maybe I could get some ideas or maybe a little inspiration.
"One should not be too distracted by definitions. Ideas transcend definitions." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

"And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." — Ray Wylie Hubbard

“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #85 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:39:25 »
Thanks man I appreciate it! Happen to have any photos of your friends place? I'd love to see them. Maybe I could get some ideas or maybe a little inspiration.

I'll dig some up, although based on what you've got going on, doubt you need inspiration! I'm loving the look of the place already.

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #86 on: Apr 23, 2012, 17:46:53 »
I really appreciate the kind words. Honestly I'd love to see it. While I have a direction, its always good to get different ideas. If you can find some feel free to post em up here.
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“There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.”
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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #87 on: Apr 23, 2012, 18:03:01 »
That stove is great man. Wish I could have seen ya when you were up here grabbing it.
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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #88 on: Apr 23, 2012, 20:54:13 »
That guy was strange for sure.......

I don't think I asked while you were up - how much hassle will it be to switch the gas?

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Re: Summer sleeping quarters
« Reply #89 on: Apr 23, 2012, 21:07:21 »
This reminds me of my cabin.
My dad pulled me out of school for a week when I was in 6th grade to build it. He said I'd learn more doing this than sitting in a classroom (he was way right)
Mine was my summer getaway when I was growing up, had bunkbeds for us kids, a wood burning stove for the winter time and an assload of fishing gear.
So so so many amazing memories from the cabin.