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Yum Yum Farm Bathroom farmhouse-bathroom

Yum Yum Farm Bathroom

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January 8, 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to answer that for me.
Much appreciated. B)
    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 11:25PM
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How did you fasten the metal to the wall? Thx
    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 7:35PM
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November 3, 2013
Valori Schoberg wrote:
Utility Sink: is that new or old? If new, can you tell me who makes it
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that is a salvaged sink that the owners found and had refinished. I wish they were still available! John
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July 30, 2013
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I'm not sure as the owners had the sink refinished themselves. You might search for a bathtub refinisher in your area. John DeForest
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 11:02AM
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Porcelain Industries
We complete refinishing and repairs
    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 12:48PM
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June 16, 2013
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Hi. I believe those are stock siding profiles. You can also have simple custom shapes made out of flat stock flashing material. DA
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August 11, 2012
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Fair question. I believe that there is enough of an airspace at the top and bottom due to all the corrugations to avoid building up condensation. The clients understood that this was a bit of an experiment. The worst case was that they would have to replace the siding after some number of years. No promises but there haven't been any problems and it has been 5 years...
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Don't the screws penetrate the membrane too? Did u put up the membrane and then screw the panels over it? And is there a vent to the area behind the corrugated metal and the wall? Between the two?
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June 26, 2012
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Hi. That is actually a very simple affordable tile from DALTILE. Check their website for a local distributor. The spec was "KEYSTONES EBONY D311" but it may have changed by now. Hope that helps! John DeForest
    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:38PM
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April 4, 2012
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We are using galvanized steel on a cathedral ceiling in our cabin. What would you suggest to attach it to the 2 x 4 joists? The lumber yard said self tapping screws. Since the span will be 11.5 feet, what size screws do you think would hold it and not bend it. Would you flash the areas where the screws are? Thanks for your help.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 3:35AM
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Self-tapping makes sense to me. I dont understand what you mean about the span. i am assuming that you are running the panels perpendicular to the joists in which case you would be attaching them every 24". I also don't underhand what you mean by flashing the screws. This is probably too much detail to advise you on remotely. Your best bet might be to consult a local structural engineer. John
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 6:00AM
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February 19, 2012
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Hi, from the architect. This is a case where we reduced the depth of wood framing below the shower pan to create a slope. A slope of 1/4" per foot is common though I might slope it a little more when using irregular tile. Two other details to consider: It helps to have a large shower area to reduce splash into the room. You knight also consider a very small drop (1/2" or so) at the entrance to the shower to prevent 'sloshing' water.

Frameless glass is best obtained through a local supplier/installer. 1/2" thickness is most common. I don't remember where this particular mounting hardware came from but CR Laurence is one source we often specify.

Hope that was helpful. Have fun with your project. John DeForest
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Thank you so much, it was very helpful.
    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 12:17PM
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February 6, 2012
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One more question please? The light fixture water tight for a shower? If so, would you share the mfg? thanks
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 10:31AM
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yes. that is a recessed fixture with shower trim. An example would be the Juno TC-1 houseing with 12W-WH trim. Good luck with your project! John
    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 11:30AM
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January 21, 2012
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sink is fantastic!
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 12:44PM
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that is a vintage salvaged sink. sorry, there is no current source...
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June 28, 2011
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hi, there. i am checking the spec and will get back to you...John DeForest
    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 11:56AM
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ok. found it. that is a SNAP fixture by Prulite. See Thanks for the interest and best of luck! John
    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 1:32PM
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October 21, 2013
maryamw wrote:
What's it like cleaning the corrugated metal? - Does it get soap scum buildup?
September 17, 2013
Stewart Flooring, Inc. wrote:
Love the metal walls....what waterproofing was done behind the walls?

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ds design studio added this to Get the Look: Falling Water in the Bath
Corrugated metal panels. These make an unusual shower stall. Though the undulations are horizontal, the overall effect is vertical and mimics falling water.
Becky Harris added this to Consider a Salvaged Sink
This bathroom sink has a long history, both with the homeowners (experienced salvaged fixture users) and before they found it. Here's their story: "We purchased the sink several years ago from The Salvage Barn in Iowa City, Iowa. We were told by a volunteer this may have been reclaimed from a remodeling of the University of Iowa's Biology Building, but have no way of verifying that. We did not yet own the Yum Yum Farm, so this sink lived in our back yard in Iowa City, growing different plants each year — herbs or annual flowers. It was well into the design stage of the Yum Yum Farm house that we ran a picture of the sink by architect John DeForest to see if he thought it would be a good fit for our house. John agreed. We then had the sink and its original metal stand refinished. The sink was refinished by a porcelain repair man, the metal stand was refinished at an auto body shop.We like how the sink has a 'counter' built in. We also like the depth of the basin- it contains splashes. We think the sturdy form of the sink adds to the farmhouse aesthetic."
While galvanized steel is a common material in the area, it's rare to see it indoors, much less in a shower stall surround. "It was a bit of an experiment but has held up well. If it ever needs to be replaced, the old panels can just be unscrewed and new ones installed," says DeForest. The salvaged sink is from an old laboratory.Completing this project opened DeForest up to the pros of designing from afar, and he's taken on many long-distance projects since. He's even opened a satellite office in Northern California. "Monitoring construction from a distance was actually easier in ways than a local project," he says. "Rather than making many site visits, the owners and contractor emailed photos regularly. I remember noting an error on an email one evening and being able to call the next morning to correct it before any more work had been done." More:Houzz Tour: Mobile Modern FarmhouseHouzz Tour: Virginia Wine Country Cottage10 Wonderful Farm Houses
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In the market for a shower upgrade? Consider choosing corrugated steel for your shower surround. The material is unexpected yet sophisticated, especially within a contemporary setting.
A galvanized steel shower surround brings the look of utilitarian farm buildings indoors.

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