Front-Back of the house
Baby Bo explains the work that went into the balcony rails and posts. Some of the door trim, lighting, and timber framing in the living room can also be seen.
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.
We thought we were so close!
Kitchen ceiling at about the halfway point: painted/whitewashed tongue and groove 6″ pine between 8×10″ Douglas fir timbers.
Cutting and notching some railing posts.
Neighbour and all-around good guy John slicing up some 2 1/2″ thick stair treads out of the fir timbers.
Lift your spirits
A situation came about where we were able to have access to a Genie lift for a few weeks at almost no cost (they’re usually $$$ to rent). There’s no way I could have finished the high peaks, soffit and fascia without this thing. And it only almost killed me once.
I hope these kids look back fondly on this whole process, but I wouldn’t blame them if they didn’t. They were always so quick to want to help, and when a task fell into their wheelhouse of skill and just enough challenge, they were always up for it. Here, Chip and Carson install carriage bolts through […]
And when they do it at our house, it goes here, enroute to the septic field.