Once the scaffold was out of the living room, the stepladder moved into place to finish building out the windows and trim. Lots of windows on this wall = lots of monotonous trim.
The stairway/loft handrail is completed, over the luxury vinyl plank hardwood-look glue-down flooring. Really impressed with the weight and quality of the vinyl flooring, which I wasn’t so sure about at first. Definitely very easy to clean and wear-and-tear resistant so far.
The loft handrails come together late one night as a few good men help drill and chisel out a couple hundred baluster holes. Handrails and 8×8″ posts are timber pieces cut from extras we had at the house.
Cabinets assembled and mostly installed, save for the upper corner cabinets. Live-edge Walnut island top (more on that in another post) on top of Allstyle custom cabinet doors and drawers on Ikea cabinet boxes. Island: Benjamin Moore Whispering Spring (pale blue) Walls: Benjamin Moore Agreeable Gray (greige) Bell lights: Pottery Barn Rustic Glass Pendant (Large) Island […]
Grampa Old sanding down the sheathing joints before flooring is laid. Lots of exposure made the joints swell during the build, but he belt-sanded them all down.
This is what it looks like when your jeans are too restrictive for the up-and-down of flooring installation, but it’s also cold in the house late one winter’s night.
My Mom called us while we were in Africa, telling us that her and Dad had gone up to the house on a whim to see how things were progressing. When they opened the door the house was full of smoke, and orange embers were glowing in the kitchen ceiling. The insulation crew had knocked […]
The first few rows of 7″ wide plank, oil-finished engineered hardwood are installed (by Jonny!), meeting up to the pine tongue and groove living room cathedral wall.