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Very cool project.. nice finished look
I have always believed that any time you put two pieces of sheetrock together you should use drywall tape on the joint. I have used this the last 37 years I have been in construction. If you do not sooner of later that joint will crack out.
Installing one of these was way easier than I would have thought. It was actually fun. Don't let the complexity scare you off. Anyone could do it.
It would seem you'd have to paint the whole wall to get it to match th dry-walled area. Also, it would call for a drywall expert not to have the old architecture show through. Too tacky looking for me to risk doing this myself. Great idea to give to a general contractor, though.
EVERYONE please read everything. I commented on the device under the light switch. Maybe Ron got another and better entry area motion detector.
Check the link to the product website. They "start" from $572".
How did it turn out?
correct = Detection Systems motion detector mounted low to prevent pet detection.
2 electric boxes were present at start only one at finish.You didn't indicate how the measurement were arrived at to order kit.
what happened to the thermostat / other device?
Did not see a fun project like this one.Thanks Ron
Jean-Pierre ( JEEP ) from Québec city , Canada
I was wondering why you don't include the price or approximate price on all the jobs in the videos. i have seen you do it on some of them and I like that about those. this one however was not posted. I did only a little checking though and found a place to order one just like the one you have there, it looks like you may have actually used that site i found to get yours. however the price is crazy high dollar. looks like just for the top piece it was between 1152.00 and 1310.00 i do not think that includes the columns. as easy as 1, 2, 3, and a full months salary. LOL I think i would give making that a shot before I ordered one prefabbed. i doubt it would be exactly as fancy but i am pretty sure that's the only way I'd ever be able to afford it. really nice job though and gives me some great Ideas. I am super glad My wife was not in here or I'd be doing something about this way too soon. Thanks Ron.
Unless the website for the product makes it very clear, checking for clearances around the project before hand (before ordering size) is extremely importnat! At the loss of an inch or so on the left (and yes, I noticed you inset the right side to avoid moving the radiator) that extra effort and time of moving things to accomodate the arch would have been avoided.
As always, measure twice (or more!) and cut (order?) once.
This was one of your best demos. Keep up the good work
Enjoyed this project. Looks so simplistict to the one I struggled with many decades ago. Keep them coming Ron. I do take useful pleasure in your tips.
Wow! This is one of the neatest, ( really great) projects from Ron Haxelton yet! As a woman that has had 'way' more than my share of jerk off carpenters " jerks as well as crooks ,more like it" I have had to take on more then my share of projects in a re-model then I care to get into and either re-do them or just do them to began with my self. Read watch videos, ask a ton of questions, then more questions and dig right in! My limitations are mostly physical strength. Regardless, of any limitations I may have, if I do have to resort to having some help, I at least know and keep an eye on the worker, to make sure they are doing it right! Thank you so much!
I understand checking the plumb on the faux columns. However, when dry fitting them, prior to installation, would it not have proven wise to check the top, of said faux columns, for level? Not attempting to tell a real professional how to do things. Yet, wouldn't that be a step (almost one of the primary ones) for a finish carpenter? Me, I'm just a hack, so .... I'd probably have done it no better than you.
Interesting project, and I am very impressed.
Very Very Nice!!!! .Good Job Ron
Its an elegant addition, I put it on my honey-do list!
You took out two boxes but only reinstalled one, no room or what?
Very Elegant Ron.
Nice one Ron. I was wondering how you were going to make a round curve out of a square opening. I had something else in mind, but your's was better and easier.
I like it too!!! Thanks Ron
Gorgeous archway! You always make everything look so simple! Thanks for having this website and for all the things you share with us! I always try to catch your show but now that I have this webiste, I don't feel like I'm missing anything! Always love the work you do and your house is beautiful! You always have such great ideas!!!! I hope you ALWAYS keep this website for us!!! Take Care Ron and I hope you and your wife had a great holiday!!
Great video Ron. Wow awesome finish.