Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tile grout

Grouted tile in the bathroom.
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Fir window trim

After much debate we decided on fir trim for the windows. Here's the first one, not yet fastened but all cut and in place.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tiling, wainscotting and window trim

Installing bathroom tile.

Pine wainscoting in the loft.

Trial window trim using some scrap pine. We'll do the real thing with D fir.
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Everyone claimed this is a miserable job, and they were right ...

Kim taping, using paper tape which we quickly abandoned for the mesh stuff.

Measure twice, cut three times -- no that's not right ....

Mud everywhere.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


We've used tongue and groove knotty pine for all the ceilings in the house. Despite recommendations to pre-finish the pine, we put it up bare, and it went pretty fast. We're still debating waht finish to use; obviously now that it's up, it has to be easy to apply....

Nailing the last of the ceiling.

Ceiling in the loft.

Looking across from the living room toward the loft and bedroom.

Monday, March 29, 2010


The plumbing/mechanical rough in inspection was today, and the electrical last week, both went w/o a hitch. We're now insulating, all high-density fiberglass, R21 in the wall, and a combination of R-30 and R-38 in the ceiling.