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Casey Knips  🔹Lead Carpenter 🔹Tool Fanatic 🔹Woodworking Enthusiast 🔹Minneapolis, MN

This was a fun project to be apart of for this #tbt. I did all the first floor trim on this remodel about 1 1/2 years ago, including this breakfast nook.
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Our cabinet installer made and installed the benches. I installed the panels they made and all of the trim around it. I wish I had a good finished picture but I’m happy with how it turned out. Although, I would like to look at it now and see how the joinery is holding up.
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The first coat of finish was applied on the @manominresawntimber reclaimed floors in the kitchen and coffee bar area. What a difference in color just a single coat of clear finish makes!
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Ill show more about the process of how I mortised this hardware in later posts but I was able to install another @emtek_products pocket door pull. It takes a bit to mortise these in and install but well worth it. This hardware looks great against these black walnut doors!
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This @thewinbag air shim not only lifted up this small frig/freezer to level it but also helps center it in the opening. The uses for this air shim keep growing and growing. It has proven to be a very handy item in my daily tool carry.
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The breezeway is starting to take shape. The walls were painted on Friday and I hung the black walnut closet doors on either side and the door to the garage. The brick veneer floor is set in a herringbone pattern but still needs a sealer coat.
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And can’t leave out those @manominresawntimber beams! I installed them before drywall and made sure to account for extension jambs/etc. to make sure it landed center between the window and door casing on either side. The ceiling was finished off with tear away bead but I left the beams 1/2” off the wall in order to have the drywall tuck behind them.
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Tile by @nickreutertile
Trim in this room by @helliechris ▪️
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What’s your standard for spacing between your pocket doors and jambs? It’s not often that the hardware is picked out by the time I trim, so I like to leave a 1/4” gap. I’ve had some hardware that stuck past the door 3/16” and I was glad to have that space. It may seem big but I’d rather plan for that just in case. And if the door ever slightly bows, the hardware won’t hit the stops.
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What do you think of this curved copper hood vent? This was installed today and what a difference it makes in this kitchen. All that’s left is connecting the duct and finishing electrical and this will be installed for good.
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I did a quick trial run of this Souber lock mortiser yesterday and really love the simplicity and accuracy of this jig. Everything is very straight forward and leaves a perfect mortise for my pocket door hardware. I’ll be posting more about this as I use it on the doors but I’ve had a few message me about more details.
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This runs off a drill with at least 2-3000 rpms. It came with 3 bits but I ordered a couple more. Once the jig is set up, you just go up and down while slightly pushing forward. I decided on this one versus a Porter Cable or Virutex lock mortiser because I don’t do this that often and couldn’t justify the cost.
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Thanks to the several people who helped with this decision, including @chicagocarpenter, @strongtowercarpentry and @caymancarpenter.
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For those following along in this project, this chimney was originally going to be covered up by cabinets. But after demo, it was decided to leave it exposed.
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On both sides, the baseboard and crown end at the chimney and a sealer coat will be applied on the brick. It’s a clean look and I’m happy that it wasn’t covered up.
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This is the top of the 8-0 cased opening between the kitchen and coffee bar. The 1st piece of the crown detail runs across the top and acts as the head casing for the jamb, which also sets the height on the other side for a paneled detail.
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It’s also a mix of materials and finishes, with a black walnut frame, paint grade poplar, and white oak cabinetry.
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While the painters are rolling on the rest of the first floor, I’ll show some more progress on the master bathroom. The tub/shower is really taking shape, with a couple shower heads to install and miscellaneous painting.
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It’s so nice to install 1 3/4” interior doors, especially after the hardware is on and you shut it for the first time. These doors are so beefy and make a big difference over a standard 1 3/8”. Just turn up the volume and hear how solid these doors are.
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