Things actually slowed down a lot during these weeks from our perspective, as the amount of work in the kitchen apperaed to be moving slowly. Plaster work and sanding are not exactly exciting. Lots of sanding. We spent time running around buying tile and so on.
We went shopping….Our new (old) stove. It is tiny.
One of the guys that they sent did a terrible job preparing the wood in the porch so when they stained there were evil sanding marks from the palm sander in many spots. So they are going to refund me some time, took some days off so that they had someone available, and they sent a much better guy.
Here we go….
The kitchen with plaster.
Screen porch walls with paint stripped from wood and walls
We picked a swinging door for the kitchen/dining room opening. Let the Three’s Company Style Mayhem begin.
The door to the kitchen/porch. will bring in light to the kitchen. It awaits glass.
French door on the back porch. We moved the header afterwards. New threshold coming too.
The cabinets received the bottom shelf that I repaired. Now there is a 3/4” reveal or sill.
Juan patched the beadboard. This is just rough since it will be covered by a cabinet.
I built spindle slats for the built in bench. The old ones were inadequate and made of thin pine. I am rather proud of this.
I also shot a little video of repairing the window:
Stairway to hell-o!
The plaster was completely ruined on the stairwell. When we excavated (by we I mean they dug I watched) we found a rotting sill, inadequate studs and that the plaster was just adhered to the dirt.
After new pressure treated wood, and concrete pour.
I have to take another shot where they textured this. It looks great now.
In the shop
We had to continue work on our remaining base cabinets.
Glue up of the big cabinet. I used gravity assist!
The cabinets unclamped and ready for face frame.
Working on the cabinet doors.
The Den and Guest room
Finished stain and shellac of the doors in the guest room.
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling.
Painted it. √
We love it. Very nice and clean.
This is the before… Ugh!
Over to the den for two days of sanding, two days of staining, two days of shellac, two days of paint…
Ceiling painted √.
Walls painted √
Re-installing the window hardware..
Still a few touch ups in here.
Here is a quick sketchup I did of the kitchen this week. The pantry will be where the fridge once was. The stove is being moved to the left side where you see it. The little counter area is just an idea of how to not hit my head on the cabinets above. We are not sure how to build this area. Any advice?
So I guess it doesn’t seem that slow when I look at it like this. Up to date now.
But I will be starting a new blog series on the built-in cabinet I am making for the porch.
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