Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry

Whitelash 2017-07-28 23:19:30  

Would you guys say carpet or floor tile is better? I have dogs no kids

RevStench 2017-07-29 01:18:37  

@whitelash1488#3099 Depends on where it's going in the house, and whatever look you're going for.

Whitelash 2017-07-29 01:19:17  


RevStench 2017-07-29 01:19:31  

What room is it going in?

Whitelash 2017-07-29 01:19:39  

Living room

RevStench 2017-07-29 01:19:50  

man how about laminate flooring?

RevStench 2017-07-29 01:22:03  

you can achive a lot of different looks with laminate. It's durable and really easy to install.

Whitelash 2017-07-29 01:22:18  

Good thanks!

Whitelash 2017-07-29 01:22:53  

I have no experience in carpentry and I just moved into my own house

RevStench 2017-07-29 01:23:08  

laminate is going to be cheaper than tile, and you can probably get it the exact same look.

RevStench 2017-07-29 01:39:50  

Ignore that cat, but this is a bamboo laminate.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-29 02:01:20  

You say ignore that cat as if it's not wearing a tie...

RevStench 2017-07-29 02:04:17  

haha it was Sunday, he was getting ready for church.

RevStench 2017-07-29 02:34:55  

@whitelash1488#3099 if you're looking to change the look of a room relatively inexpensively, you can add chair rails, picture rails, crown molding, or wainscoting to the walls. Adding 5 1/4in baseboard, if you don't already have it, can make a big difference to a room. And I can teach you scarf joints and mitered coping joints!
Here's a house I added crown, a chair rail and we added I think the baseboard was something like 8inches.

RevStench 2017-07-29 02:40:04  

Oh this is vinyl, it looks great too. There are a ton of options for flooring.

RevStench 2017-07-29 02:45:47  

You could literally have the hardwood floor look in every room, using laminate, vinyl and tile.
The only place I like carpet is in the bedrooms.

Whitelash 2017-07-29 03:09:58  

@RevStench#3208 Wow thanks! I'll have to save up and get ahold of you! I love IE everyone's so helpful and kind

Whitelash 2017-07-29 03:10:30  

I'm 23 and a newer home owner so I'm excited to make the place look nice

RevStench 2017-07-29 22:37:05  

This is tile in a bathroom.

RevStench 2017-07-29 22:37:39  

@Whitelash bro we can help you

Deleted User 2017-07-29 22:49:17  

*Identity Evropa: You can do it. We can help.*

Envian 2017-07-30 20:58:25

Envian 2017-07-30 20:58:43  

Finished this one, pretty basic but might be a good lesson to start with

Deleted User 2017-07-30 21:33:17  


RevStench 2017-07-30 21:47:19  

Nice bro, looks good. Here's a great little chart to help with how high thing's should be.

Deleted User 2017-07-30 21:52:20  

That's pretty wild where did you get that chart at? Is that something that you got at work

RevStench 2017-07-31 01:29:21  

@Deleted User I honestly can't remember. It was on my phone from Dec 2015. Not from work, but it's a good one.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 01:47:24  

@Alexander B. - SC looks sharp

RevStench 2017-07-31 16:24:23  

Painting today. Anyone interested in learning how to paint like a boss? No tape cut in?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 16:40:09  


Deleted User 2017-07-31 16:40:23  

I'm actually talented at cutting for some strange reason

Envian 2017-07-31 17:25:36  

Yeah go for it, should be interesting to see

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:07:47  

First thing, you pull paint no smear. It's like using a file, one direction.
You dip your paint brush in the paint. Wipe one side off using the lip of the can.

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:08:06

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:14:11  

You paint with one side of the brush, pulling the paint.

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:15:33  

To hold, grip the brush really low on the brush, using your fingers to make the bristles stiff.

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:22:07  

Take your time and pull the paint. Steady hands

RevStench 2017-07-31 21:31:44  

It all comes down to how you hold it. I use the 3 fingers on the bristles to stiffen them for better control.

RevStench 2017-07-31 22:25:08  

Here's my shop

RevStench 2017-07-31 22:25:18  

I love shop pics haha

Whitelash 2017-08-02 23:12:56  

Anyone good with plumbing