Cathy Schwabe Architecture
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Russian River Studio contemporary home office
 

Russian River Studio

South east end of studio space with doors to work spaces open. Photograph by David Wakely.
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qbryant wrote:
Insulation - What did you use for insulation in the open rafter ceiling?
   Comment   October 11, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi -
Thanks for the question.
The 3.5" rigid polyiso insulation sits in a sandwich above the 2 x 10 framing between layers of plywood. 2 x 4 framing set perpendicular to the roof framing and over the plywood sheathing on top of the 2x10 framing creates the pocket into which the insulation was set.
- Cathy
October 14, 2013 at 1:13pm   
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Interior Edge
Love the creativity of these spaces!
March 30, 2014 at 12:54am   
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ramman347 wrote:
Can i find plans for this cabin - Plan designer?
   Comment   April 8, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
HI-
Plans for this project are now available thorugha direct link on my web site -- see www.cathyschwabearchitecture.com and go to contact/news and you will find the live link.
- Cathy
July 15, 2013 at 7:33am   
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Drawings for this project can be found in a link on my website www.cathyschwabearchitecture.com ( live link in my Houzz profile) -- go to contact/news and you will find a live link to the plans for this and one other project on houseplans.com
December 30, 2013 at 7:38am   
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templecat wrote:
Ceiling beams - Love to know the wood used, stain, treatment? Thank you.
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templecat
I actually love the knots! Thanks for the complete answer.
March 31, 2013 at 11:38am   
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cindylparsons
I love the Green Barn Door~what paint color did you use?
June 2, 2013 at 1:28pm   
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Meghan Sterling wrote:
Where can I find this style of X cross door?
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Meghan Sterling
Thanks. We live in a circa 1830's farmhouse on the east coast and I am looking for a smaller scale door like this to use a a closet door slider in our guest room. A garage door will be much too large unfortunately, but I will follow your advice and see if I see any smaller scale doors.
March 6, 2013 at 8:44am   
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Real Sliding Hardware
Real Carriage Door Company makes custom doors, barn door kits and sliding barn door hardware. They have two websites: http://www.realslidinghardware.com/barn-door-hardware/ http://www.realcarriagedoors.com/
April 5, 2013 at 3:40pm     
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jaleen79 wrote:
how to do this floor? pls let us the way
   Comment   February 12, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi-
If any color was added to this mix I am guessing it was a small amount of Carbon Black - it comes in a powder and is added to the mix as it is being made. Fu-Tung Cheng's concrete book "Concrete at Home" is a great resource --- he suggests the use of 1/2 lb. of Carbon Black /cu yd.(you can get this from a concrete batching plant and typically you have to supply this). This darkens the concrete some. I believe that this floor was polished and well sealed. The client made these decisions. I would check out the book - it will give you alot of information and ideas too.
Thanks,
Cathy
March 19, 2013 at 6:58am   
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N.Fl.Concrete Flooring & Staining Inc
You can also achieve that look over old concrete. .
March 19, 2013 at 11:28am     
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Angel Hensley wrote:
Is it possible to find out the paint color on the green door? Thanks!
   Comment   January 24, 2013
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi-
Unfortunately my clients do not have the information about the green -- I can tell you about the yellow gold but not the green. Looking quickly at the Benjamin Moore colors -- here are some possibilities:
#420 Apple Lime cocktail, #427 Malachy Green, # 2031-30 Sweat Pea and # 2031-20 Paradise Green.
sorry I don't have the information.
Cathy
January 24, 2013 at 3:47pm     
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what paint color is the orange please?
July 14, 2013 at 4:55pm   
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smartdecor wrote:
Do these doors require any pins or tracks in the floor? - We are building a 12 foot long closet in the master bedroom and want to have tile go to the back of the closet. We are hoping not to have any obstruction on the floor so that we can slide things in and out of the closet.
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ladybyrd
Cathy I wrote you previously about the sliding doors and if you had a track along the wall. My kids push them when the doors are closed, so they swing out. Also there is a gap between the door and wall, since it is a bathroom door there is a privacy issue. Just wondering if this is normal. My contractor had never installed these before so he thinks this is normal. It is not a pocket door but a sliding door along the wall.
I love your work, I wish you were near to come by and take a look at my new house. It is very interesting but needs an update and I'm not sure which direction to go. But my sliding doors are awesome.
June 13, 2012 at 1:38pm   
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Hi -
Thanks for the compliment -- where are you located? Just curious -- clearly not in California.
Anyway --
So in my project the door to the bathroom is a typical pocket door installation -- and only the large green door slides along the wall. That door does not have any restraints at the bottom to prevent someone from grabbing the edge (when it is ported against the wall) and then yanking on it. However as the gap is pretty small this is not something that has been a problem -- but then kids hands and fingers are not big - and I bet swinging it is fun. I have a couple of ideas -- which may be of use.

First -- for the pushing issue when the door is closed.
On the open side jamb - if either some kind of grooved full length stop could be applied to the wall to receive the door panel edge when it is closed, this would make it impossible to push the door out when it is closed.
Or -- a metal channel could be applied -- this might actually be easier to install and could either run to the floor ( if the base is flush with the wall) and or be applied above the base ( if it is proud of the wall) and the door can close into the channel.

Can you take a picture of your door? Might have some other ideas if I could see the condition.

For the sound -- this is tricky - how big is the gap? Depending on the gap -- there are brush seals made by Pemko of various lengths that could be applied full length to the inside face, very close to the leading edge of the panel which are flexible enough to rub along the wall and over the baseboard, if you have one, and would act as a filler and would muffle the sound more -- not completely but better than what you have. The seal would not be seen because I am assuming that even when the door is closed a small part of it still remains over the wall. The door would have to be removed to add this seal and then rehung.
On the closer side -- brush seals could also be applied in various ways the full length of whatever is used to "stop" and restrain the door and this would "seal" this side for sound.

I'd show these ideas to your contractor and even if they don't work with your conditions -- maybe they will spark an idea. That's sometimes all that it takes --

Let me know --
Cathy
June 13, 2012 at 2:11pm     
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chinesestu wrote:
Where can I get the hardware used for the sliding door?
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YogaJulie
Hi Cathy, I am so enjoying your posts and detailed information, all helping me tackle some challenging issues. If I ever do a larger remodel or ---gasp--- a new build, you will be the first person I call! Excellent work!
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prgallinda
the bookshelf where the ceiling meets the wall is brilliant and inspired! great idea!
March 13, 2014 at 12:01pm   
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Danyelle Mathews added this to Doors Open to Color
Consider adding complimentary colors to adjacent doors like the ones in this image. They are far more interesting than if the doors were all painted the same hue.
1. Office closet. Convert a spare closet into something more ambitious than storage space: the perfect office.
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Bashland Builders of Emeryville, California, custom made the avocado-colored crossbuck door for this studio. It slides beautifully on an exposed track on the exterior of the wall.
Cleverly placed sliding doors provide privacy when necessary and close off messier work areas when guests visit. To the left, a sliding barn door separates a work and darkroom space. The couple has decided their next project will be to transform this space into a kitchen so they won't have to schlep so much during big holiday meals. Over the darkroom/future kitchen space, there is a loft. Currently, the loft is accessible only by a ladder and is used for storage, but a more user-friendly ladder or staircase can be added with ease in the future, opening it up as a sleeping space.
Sliding doors conceal workstations when the owners want to use the cabin for social events.
Lauren Donaldson added this to Pick the Best Flooring for Your Creative Space
Concrete would not be ideal for music studios or small rooms with loud machinery noise. If you or anyone else will be standing on concrete for extended periods of time, you may need to consider rugs or padded mats for cushioning.

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