Saturday, February 28, 2009

Trimming Saturday

It's Saturday, but our faithful finish carpenter was at work this morning getting the trim around the entry window placed - and boy does it look nice. So nice in fact that we're probably going to have him redo the arches for the dining room and living room to match. Apparently there wasn't enough of the flex mold to make the complete arches before, but now that we have one that is correct - we're going to need the others to match. (It also needs to match our niche). So the moral of the story is - when working at your job, don't do it too well!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Tile and Detail

Today saw the completion of much of the tedious work around the curve of the stairway. This included the use of "flex-molding" a nice synthetic material that allows for bending without much effort. More tile work was also completed. Pictured is the "girls bathroom" with the diamond pattern, and the laundry room with the "brick" pattern.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Great Work

The flex molding was placed and much of the main floor trim finished. The cultured marble tub surrounds were placed and they look Marvelous! And if that weren't enough the tile was laid in the master bath and laundry room and this looks just outstanding as well!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trim, Doors and a Mantlepiece

Nice to have some more trim done, some more doors delivered (and cased) and the first of many cabinet pieces placed. The cabinet makers delivered and installed the hideaway to go above our master bedroom mantle.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Floors Prepped, Hearth Honed

Okay, I'm pretty sure our finish carpenter didn't use a hone to finish the hearth, but his powertools worked just as well. Our tile journeyman got all the floors upstairs prepped, and hopefully will be laying some tile tomorrow. Our cabinetmaker didn't quite show up as we'd hoped - but we'll keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pro-Am Carpentry

You can see the results of a little pro-am carpentry today. Guess which project yours truly is responsible for? (Hint: it's not the nice work on the mantel or crown molding). The wood for the main floor was delivered, as were some of the supplies for the tile work. We also picked out the stain colors for the cabinetry (they look quite nice with the floor color).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shadow Boxing

Our finish carpenter was hard at work today getting the trim work done in the dining room. Looks nice!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pantry and Crowned Dining

We were very pleased at the layout of the pantry. The shelving accents the true serving sideboard/appliance shelf that we'll love to have. Beyond that the crown molding was placed in the dining room along with the chair rail. Nice stuff.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Casing the Main Floor

We were pleased not only to have the doors hung and shimmed, but cased as well. The headers look sharp, and it's fun to see things coming together.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Windows Cased

In addition to having the upstairs "attic" shelves primed, we also had the finish carpenter finish up the window casings for the main floor. Looks really nice!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Primed and Ready

Lots of planning today, and a bit of progress. We met with the cabinetmakers, and the finish carpenter for a good share of the day. Also met with Uncle Ray to get some of the flooring issues worked out. The painting crew did get most of the trim on the upper floor primed. That's most of what is featured today.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


The base of the porch was wrapped today, bringing the exterior work to near complete. On the inside the shelving in the attic space was finalized, with the seasonal clothing rack also placed. Though sad at the loss of the big open room, we'll appreciate the organized storage space.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Siding Complete - Shelving Started

The siding crew finished up the shingles on the exterior, and only then discovered that our window footers were the wrong style. So it's back to the factory with them. Inside our attic became storage space indeed with the shelving placed and nearly finished on one side. At the same time our painters are anxiously at work filling holes and getting ready to prime the upstairs.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hearth and Home

Nice work inside with the hearth and finishing of carpentry on the upper floor. Outside the siding was placed around the main floor window, and up to the second floor. Lots of coordinating on the phone as well with cabinet makers, flooring folks and painters (but we can't
picture that).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Two In One

Two days are accounted in one since yours truly was away which left no time for the forewoman to get over and check on the progress. In the end it makes it look as though more got done, so that's good in the end. The upstairs work is progressing nicely. A bit more work to be done in the master bedroom, but the window casings look great (despite the backlighting making that hard to tell). The shelving in the "attic" remains, and then it's on to the main floor where doors have been delivered already...