Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 30
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 30

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 11, 1976
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4C -July 11, 1976 Sunday Gaxette-Mail Ch»r!«fcn, AMI VlrginU · Elegance, Simplicity Mix in Ranch House By Andy Lug The Associated Preii ; A mixture of elegance and simplicity gives this modest ranch house a pleasing appearance, but it's the somewhat unusual floor layout that distinguishes it from most onestory plans. It is the kitchen that is the control center of the interior traffic arrangement. From that room thee is convenient access to the foyer, the living room, the dining room, the family room and the rear terrace, which is tucked in behind the bedroom wing. That bedroom wing is well separated from the living quarters, not only in distance but because it is two steps down from the foyer. * * * ' THE LIVING ROOM, with a sloped ceiling, accommodates dining at the far end and has generous space for furniture around the fireplace. The fireplace is placed in a direct line of vision from the foyer to provide an immediate focal point of interest. The family room, hidden from immediate view because of its often "lived-in" condition, forms a buffer between kitchen and terrace, thus providing indoor-outdoor living at the rear private area. The terrace, with serving shelf at the kitchen window, sliding glass doors from the family room and two-wall protection from the wind, is completely open and set into an area which will give complete privacy for lounging or outdoor dining. This terrace could be expanded to take in the rear chimney, adding a barbecue pit with a flue into the chimney. * * * THE FAMILY ROOM, with its own fireplace, is designed with large glass areas to overlook the rear garden and terrace in both directions. Architects Herman York and Raymond Schnke suggest that a southerly exposure to this rear area would be desirable. . Between the family room and garage is a service room consisting of laundry toilet-lavatory, stair to the cellar and door directly into the garage. A rear door leads Household Help Here : By Andy Lang The Associated Press The natural-resin varnishes so popular over the ages are being replaced fairly rapidly by varnishes containing symthetic resins. If an old-timer tries to tell you that .the modern varnishes can't approach -those he used years ago, it's probably because he hasn't tried the newer finishes. Varnishes containing such substances as urethane, alkyd and phenolic, among others, are easier to apply and, in most cases, produce better finishes. One rule, however, has never changed. ;No varnished surface will have the desired appearance if it wasn't smooth and clean before any finishing material was applied to it. That means sanding the wood until it feels almost like glass when you run the "tips of your fingers over it. It also means cleaning the surface with turpentine or, mineral spirits to pick up any tiny bits of grit that may have been left behind. * * * WHILE MOST modern varnishes dry quicker than the old ones, they do not dry as quickly as some other finishes -- shellac and lacquer, for example -- and so a constant battle must be waged to keep dust from settling on them before they have begun to harden. Always do your varnishing in a room or workshop which no one will enter for the rest of the day. Be sure the area is as dust-free as possible before you begin, which in some cases means using a vacuum cleaner. Your clothes, too, should be dust-free. Some stores that sell finishing materials carry "pick" sticks so that specks of dust can be removed from a wet varnish surface while you are working on it. If you can't get one, · keei a few wood toothpicks handy. As soon as you spot a bit of dust, use the tip of a toothpick to pick it up. Since this must be done while the varnish is wet, the tiny "mark left by the toothpick tip will be quickly filled in by the surrounding varnish. You can see, therefore, that while varnishing you will have to step back in the proper light again and again to look for , dust specks. ' Varnish should be applied in a free, flowing motion. Stroke with the grain, 'then immediately against the grain. Then, without dipping the brush in the varnish, .stroke again with the grain, this time using only the tips of the bristles and stroking lightly. Whenever possible, try to turn the work so that you are always brushing horizontally. Since this isn't always practical, 'work very carefully with vertical strokes to avoid dripping. * * * SHELLAC IS often used as a sealer coat under varnish, but since the advent of the synthetic varnishes, it is important that you read the label of the container to be sure there is no prohibition against using shellac in this fashion. Some varnishes don't adhere well to shellac. Another reason for reading the label carefully (it should be standard procedure for any product on the market) is to see How long the manufacturer recommends as a waiting period between coats. Wait at least that long and preferably a little longer. (The techniques of tuing varniih, lacquer, shellac, stain, bleach, etc., are explained in Andy Lang't booklet, "Wood Finishing in the Home," available by tending 30 centi and a long, itamped, telf- ·ddrdned, envelope to Know-Hote, P.O. Box 477, Hunting ton, N.Y. II 74 W" from the garage to the garden. In the bedroom wing, three bedrooms and two bath rooms make up the area. A huge walkin closet provides the owners with generous clothes-hanging and storage space. The hall bathroom is in a split type plan making its use possible by two persons simultaneously. · ·* 'in a · «a HMD t£JO _J ML LMMfi CM. F.* 15° RtT* · -I- -V-^v-v--I :' ··L-jU_k~--.- '· w/ 7 STUDY PLAN COUPON You can get a study plan for The House of the Week by sending this coupon and $1 to House Plans. Sunday Gazette-Mail, Box 2993. Charleston, W. Va. 25330. The plan shows each floor. It is scaled '.- inch per foot. It includes a guide on "How to Get Your House Built. You can take this study plan to your bank and to your builder to get rough cost of construction estimates. Also available is Andy Lang's new handbook, -Practical Home Re pairs." f o r $ 1 . ' . . . ' . · ' Enclosed is $1. Please send me a copy of the study plan for the House of the Week R-176. NAME STREET (ZIP). CITY STATE . * 00 Statistics Design R-176 has a living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a foyer, totaling 1570 square feet. Next to the two-car garage is a laundry area with a lavatory. A terrace behind the bedroom wing is accessible from the dinette area of the f a m i l y room, with a pass- through shelf at the kitchen window. There is a basement under the living room, kitchen and family room. The over-all dimensions of 77' by 43' include the garage and the terrace. You have to compare it to believe it. The Justus Company cordi olly invites you to look at other kinds of homes before you look at ours. Because when you compare, you'll find that there is no comparison to our solid cedar home. Solid Cedar means more durability and lower maintenance for you. Local Authorized Dealers JACKSON'S APPALACHIAN HOME BUILDERS P.O. BOX 279 Danville, W.Va. 25053 SOLID CEDAR HOMES P.O. BOX 2025 Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301 Enclosed is $2.00 for my 44 Page, full color catalog. 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