May 31, 2015
May 28, 2015
May 27, 2015
May 25, 2015
What you are viewing is a whole lot of end grain fir being glued down to a plywood substrate. The buckets and random chunks of concrete are to press them into place while the adhesive dries.
Then...hours of sanding, and an edge strip.
May 22, 2015
The toilet / tub room is complete. Well, except for the toilet paper roll holder and shower curtain.
This was the interior door that was delivered with broken glass. Got the replacement, and got it painted and installed finally.
Drilled the tile (scary) and mounted the shower bar.
May 19, 2015
|Corner trim in progress. One panel and receiver added on the right side. Insulation shown beside it. On the left side the nailer has been added over the waterproofing..|
A series of aluminum extrusions are fit together so that the various window are joined together visually.
The subcontractor was scheduled for 2 1/2 months ago, but only now has arrived, despite constant attempts on our part to get them here. A source of major stress and consternation.
|Lisa and the cat inspect the formwork.|
May 15, 2015
May 11, 2015
May 08, 2015
May 07, 2015
May 05, 2015
May 03, 2015
Took one full day, with energetic help from friend Bryan, to remove 80' of chainlink fence and posts. Broke a heavy duty webbing strap and a nylon rope trying to pull the old posts. A lot of grunting labor.
Today Lisa and I got the post holes finished, and set the new steel posts in concrete.
Put the old fence on Craigslist, and managed the swarm of sketchy metal scrappers who descended.
Tomorrow the wood infill begins.
May 01, 2015
It wraps up the wall and forms a backsplash and small shelf for the mirror to sit upon.
The cutout is for the undermount sink, and a hole for the faucet.
Now we just have to decide what to finish this with - we are considering a color in this location.
Behind it, you can see steel bars awaiting their turn to get cut and welded for the kitchen.
A steel surface beside the door in the kitchen; a place for magnets or chalk notes and doodles.
The wood is temporary bracing to hold it flat while the mastic dries.
Can't wait to replace the door with the glass and fir door.
Oh yeah - I'll have to wait.