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by dtc
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:03 am
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Topic: Sikkens 23 and high gloss
Replies: 17
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SDR, No unwanted finish build-up, for I spread the top coats very thinly. A light coat every 3 to 4 years. KevinW, Are you familiar with the houses I mentioned...I believe seeing them in the flesh you would not describe them as high gloss. A body of finish is desirable. It is easier to properly clea...
by dtc
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:11 am
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Topic: Sikkens 23 and high gloss
Replies: 17
Views: 6560

By the way, Sikkens suggest a maintenance coat of Cetol SRD be applied every 12-18 months. A year, year and a half comes around real fast.

Cetol 1 & 23 needs to be freshened every 3 to 4 years.
by dtc
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:03 am
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Topic: Sikkens 23 and high gloss
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I've been using Sikkens Cetol 1 & 23 for 15 years now. They recommend that all previous coatings must be removed before applying any Sikkens product. I'm sure you are looking for longevity so don't skimp on this removal step. Wait 24 hrs before applying additional coats. TSP, house hold bleach and w...
by dtc
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:11 am
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Topic: Mortar question
Replies: 18
Views: 7417

Full bricks at Dobkins are 8 inches long. The masonry has all head joints struck flush with no colorant, with recessed bed joints colored a dark grey, which reads under certain light as black. A very distinct horizontal pattern is set up that contrasts handsomely with all internal board and sunken b...
by dtc
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:42 pm
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Topic: Mortar question
Replies: 18
Views: 7417

Dobkins rowlock at sills 3 5/8 inches,
rowlock at parapet 3 5/8 inches
soldier course at top of firebox 4 3/4 inches.
by dtc
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:15 am
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Topic: FLWBC Annual Conference - Milwaukee
Replies: 24
Views: 10411

My wife and I will not be able to attend this year for our daughter will be married in Chicago the first weekend of October.
We will miss all in attendance, the talks and of course the house tours.

Enjoy and keep us posted.
by dtc
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:28 am
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Topic: Sweeton Workspace
Replies: 197
Views: 123586

Which houses did Wright specify stainless steel for counter tops? I'm not aware of one where it was originally designed and installed. Mrs. Hagan rejected the red Micarta that was specified by Wright for her workspace, and requested stainless. She also passed on the poured floor with module lines an...
by dtc
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:33 am
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Topic: Articles: Laurent House
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Is that a true statement that Mr. Laurent asked for continuous (piano) hinges?

Hard to believe they were not used by Wright before that commission.
by dtc
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:15 pm
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Topic: Greetings From The Palmer House
Replies: 4
Views: 3288

We visited a couple times, the first visit was with Mrs. Palmer. She was a real dear. Had a great lunch and she related stories about Wright's visit, and his critiquing the string quartet and spending the night.
A great time indeed.
by dtc
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:32 am
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Topic: Sweeton Window Wall and Roof Resto/Rehabilitation
Replies: 248
Views: 145578

As all can see, you are the perfect steward of Sweeton.
Looks great!
by dtc
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:01 am
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Topic: Article: Turkel House - Detroit, MI
Replies: 3
Views: 2456

Silk & Morgan Received the very prestigious "Wright Spirit Award" for outstanding stewardship, of the Turkel house, back in 2013.
by dtc
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:14 pm
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Topic: Article: Affleck House
Replies: 13
Views: 6255

I've toured the Affleck twice and seeing these pics reinforce how special the home is...I find it unique. I heard that some of the property adjacent the house was originally owned by the Affleck's. It was because of the exterior wood finish at Affleck and Reisley (Sikkens) that we chose to follow th...
by dtc
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:31 pm
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Topic: Article: Affleck House
Replies: 13
Views: 6255

What is not convincing about the garden room?
If anything, it needs plants, and more than a couple of them.

This is the problem that arises when these houses are not owned and maintained by an individual or family sympathetic to the building...the personal touch is missing.
by dtc
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:05 pm
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Topic: Sweeton Window Wall and Roof Resto/Rehabilitation
Replies: 248
Views: 145578

Dan, Christine,

Dianne just saw your latest pic. of the doors.
She wanted me to give you two all the credit you deserve.

We are both very impressed. Your work and dedication is contagious.

Soon you will find yourself coasting to the finish line.
by dtc
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:17 pm
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Topic: Galena, Il. Nusonian by Genesis Architecture, Llc.
Replies: 48
Views: 20964

mz, The article of your home was forwarded to me before it was posted on Wright Chat. I enjoyed viewing the pics and after studying them I knew the Wright Chatters would enjoy critiquing every aspect of your home. They did not disappoint. Your built-in banquette, with windows above, window wall, alo...