Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Outside Tim stains the T&G cedar that will clad the exterior above the strawbales. Inside, the coffee cup belies the fact that we have no heat. (It may be colder inside than out.) The T&G pine that makes up the window sill will match the T&G pine on the vaulted living / dining / kitchen ceiling.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Spent part of the Thanksgiving holiday cleaning up the concrete floors and preparing them for staining with ferrous sulfate. Christie gets the unenviable job of cleaning the dirt and straw out of the saw cut control joints. I refamiliarized myself with a heavy duty mop and bucket. Lots of chalk lines, pencil marks, straw, mud and sap to clean up.
Friday, November 16, 2007
While our house is under tarps awaiting its scratch and brown coat of stucco, here's a shot of our proposed IKEA cabinet layout. Our ceiling is vaulted so things aren't exactly as shown here - but use your imagination and you can almost see it. In other news, we've found a plasterer for the exterior of our house and with a little luck they may begin working as soon as Thanksgiving week.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
While we try to narrow down the search for a plasterer, exterior window trim has gone up on all windows. Inside, pine window sills are being fashioned from 1x6 T&G pine. Diamond lath is used to flare the window openings. Some smaller windows will be flared in all directions with no pine sill, while most larger windows will have the pine sills for seating or plants or pets.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
As a direct result of our framers unwillingness (and inability to pull off) anything out of the structural ordinary, framing schemes were dumbed down - and more than a few 6x8 beams were left unused. We have been installing them in the bookshelf hallway. They'll act as headers for the barn door track and hardware. The barn doors will slide open over the bookshelves.