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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    'tis a nice -looking table, Norton.. don't tell me it's made from mango wood!?
    Ok I won't.

    https://woodeninteriordeco.com/mango-wood-dining-table/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    It's actually a nice looking table and we do need a table but... I don't think I have enough pieces to get the planks, etc out of to make it...

    Nice patina and grain to it though.

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    [QUOTE=Thai Dhupp;3835092]New view of the house

    TD don't overdo it with yellow, red and gold detailing else you'll you end up with a never ending supply of candles & incense sticks delivered to your door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    New view of the house

    TD don't overdo it with yellow, red and gold detailing else you'll you end up with a never ending supply of candles & incense sticks delivered to your door.
    Thank you glasshopper..(!) the gold detailing for the windows has already been prepped.

    Just waiting for the wood effect paint to the cladding to complete.

    SWMBO is the one for buying candles, incense etc so I reckon we wont need the deliveries anyway. more likely she will become a reseller...

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    Floor preparation...






    No...not wooden bench seating.


    This is the battens that the Mae Daeng planks will be secured to in the floor.

    First though, we have to prep the floor...





    Yep... dusty.



    That's the grooves cut.

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    Looking good. I hope that dog moved his tail though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Looking good. I hope that dog moved his tail though.
    Lol, yes Mike... it did. there are 3 dogs on site as part of the Chonburi Hilton residency but there is never any 'mess' anywhere.

    I guess they have been taught not to Sh1t in their own nest!?

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    Are you planning on terra cotta tile on the stairs in background? Will look very nice imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Are you planning on terra cotta tile on the stairs in background? Will look very nice imo.
    I had not thought of that, Norton, but the Sala was originally going to be made from wood. that did not happen (by agreement) but i think the steps are having wooden floor trreads.

    Jeez... you would never believe this is my build. ''umm umm, Im not sure ''etc. lol i will have to check what we agreed to do.

    The terracotta would look good on those steps i agree...

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    TD apologies if this has already been said or asked but is you mai deng new wood or old reclaimed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD apologies if this has already been said or asked but is you mai deng new wood or old reclaimed?
    its not reclaimed, NPT but its not 'green'either.

    Seasoned and dried carefully.

    The wood yard bring wood in from all over - this comes from Malaysia

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    That exterior wall paint process

    OK a couple of you asked how he does the painting to look like wood.

    It's a multi-stage process of course - I hope i have captured the essence of it in these photos...


    First, he creates the shape of whatever is required - in my case the basic Lanna wall pattern nothing too fancy


    this relief - the cladding looks quite rough at this stage


    Then he stats to tidy it up - cover the fixing holes, seal around the joints etc.





    Then the paint process starts - first a heavy base coat to flat it back and further cover blemishes.


    Following that, he starts to build up the colour required, all the while developing the grain impression


    It does not look so special at the start - bu this is after only 1 coat


    keep building up the base layers


    And finally the top layers as seen here around the side (not in front)

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    TD, i have always felt that, although more expensive in initial outlay and maintenance, wooden floors are the nicest. They feel warm in the morning compared to tiles and remain cool through the hot part of the day and constantly feel nice to walk on. Can be a bit of a slip hazard but the secret is to drink in bed then you reduce the risk of an accidental fall - your place is going to be stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, i have always felt that, although more expensive in initial outlay and maintenance, wooden floors are the nicest. They feel warm in the morning compared to tiles and remain cool through the hot part of the say and constantly feel nice to walk on. Can be a bit of a slip hazard but the secret is to drink in bed then you reduce the risk of an accidental fall - your place is going to be stunning.
    Thanks for your kind words... I intend to be in Thailand with my wife for a long time and since i have not had a house of my own for a very long time..lol... i deserve it!

    As I think I mentioned before, the biggest thing for me is seeing MY design become a reality. very satisfying.

    Hope is not complete fcuk-up to live in...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, i have always felt that, although more expensive in initial outlay and maintenance, wooden floors are the nicest. They feel warm in the morning compared to tiles and remain cool through the hot part of the day and constantly feel nice to walk on..
    We have gone with wood in the master bedroom, the dining room and the living room so we have a mix of tile and wood to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    We have gone with wood in the master bedroom, the dining room and the living room so we have a mix of tile and wood to enjoy.
    TD, your spec on the house with the floors, overhangs, roof through draft and large rooms with high ceilings will probably, after you've acclimatised, render your AC redundant for big chunks of the year which is a good thing as i find it dries you out. I foresee your biggest problem and its one we all have at some point (God willing) is ensuring you have a retirement plan - i have no doubt given that your personality seems to be very organised, this is also well in hand. I too am quite organised and tend to plan, which is juxtaposed and therefore ironic being with a Thai.

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    I see that the battens are being countersunk into the concrete floor but I am wondering what you plan on doing with the gap that will be between the floor boards and the concrete in between the battens. I know that the gap would not be big but I am sure there would be some gaps in places.
    Are you going to use a "poly filler" under the floor boards or just leave it?

    Another thing which confused me a little was your comment about having carparks between the mango trees.
    To me they looked quite a distance from the house so why would you want to park so far away?

    Keep posting please the place is looking fabulous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, your spec on the house with the floors, overhangs, roof through draft and large rooms with high ceilings will probably, after you've acclimatised, render your AC redundant for big chunks of the year which is a good thing as i find it dries you out. I foresee your biggest problem and its one we all have at some point (God willing) is ensuring you have a retirement plan - i have no doubt given that your personality seems to be very organised, this is also well in hand. I too am quite organised and tend to plan, which is juxtaposed and therefore ironic being with a Thai.
    We also down-specced the AC based on the room sizes and also the fact we used AAC blocks throughout.

    I was not 100% convinced the shops, and even my electrician fully understood the advantages of all those heat reduction measures we had incorporated , so I bypassed the local company and spoke direct with Daikin USA. They in turn organised the local guy to liaise with my electrician, to check out the house, rooms etc and recommend based on all those factors.

    Some of our units have slightly downsized as a result. not in all rooms but, as they say, 'every little helps'.

    Made the overall AC bill a bit cheaper too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    I see that the battens are being countersunk into the concrete floor but I am wondering what you plan on doing with the gap that will be between the floor boards and the concrete in between the battens. I know that the gap would not be big but I am sure there would be some gaps in places.
    Are you going to use a "poly filler" under the floor boards or just leave it?

    Another thing which confused me a little was your comment about having carparks between the mango trees.
    To me they looked quite a distance from the house so why would you want to park so far away?

    Keep posting please the place is looking fabulous!
    Thanks ootai,

    I looked back in the 1200 photos so far posted but i cant find one to illustrate the plan view, so here is this one...



    This basically shows all the plots surrounding our plot, which is ringed in red.

    The yellow one is Ms. I-want-1m THB-for-this. lol .....no chance

    On the other side ringed in blue is 'MangoLand', which we recently bought

    OK so we are roughly at 40 degrees angle from the road, to the right, and we are currently building zone 1 and 2 (or A and B, depending on what i called them!)

    but later, there will be zone 3/C, which will be 4m wide, and will be nearer again to 'MangoLand' (now you can see why it was essential to buy Lady Mango's plot.

    so that would put the development needing the car port 'just over the border' into mangoland.

    Confused? lol I know I am! it should be clearer once we have built it, but that's project section F and some way off
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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
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    .... I am wondering what you plan on doing with the gap that will be between the floor boards and the concrete in between the battens. I know that the gap would not be big but I am sure there would be some gaps in places.
    Are you going to use a "poly filler" under the floor boards or just leave it?

    !
    You have not seen the pics yet... cos I only just got them but here's the installation detail in words...

    -he casts the floor base (rough concrete)
    -he marks out the batten position based on the plank length
    -he cuts those 'grooves' and cleans them out
    -the Mae Daeng support battens are then placed and fixed in taking care to maintain the even height
    -finally he floats a screed between the battens to make a totally level floor.

    Pictures to follow - I'm at work and have not got them here

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    TD, he's obviously experienced in the floor laying thing, you've got seasoned wood so is there any danger of expansion/conraction being an issue?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, he's obviously experienced in the floor laying thing, you've got seasoned wood so is there any danger of expansion/conraction being an issue?.
    Lol I hope not, NPT!!

    Have to ask Norton as he's got the Mae Daeng Flooring too.

    It's a very solid wood as you know. i think once its past the initial 'drying out' there is negligible movement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Lol I hope not, NPT!!

    Have ask Norton as he's got the Mae Daeng Flooring too.

    It's a very solid wood as you know. i think once its past the initial 'drying out' there is negligible movement

    I'm sure it'll all be OK, more worried about the expansion between two different mediums .......I worry too mutt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    I'm sure it'll all be OK, more worried about the expansion between two different mediums .......I worry too mutt.
    As it's been done for ages here - in one form or another.
    Experience and exposure towards these things shouldn't spur on a fashionable novice worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    As it's been done for ages here - in one form or another.
    Experience and exposure towards these things shouldn't spur on a fashionable novice worry.
    Jeff, you're right and this novice bows to your wisdom.

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