Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kitchen, phase 3

So where were we, where were we?
Ah yes, in the kitchen...
 3 coats of stuff so the nifty parquet doesn't get damaged immediately.
 Put in the fabulous and extremely heavy solid oak work surface.
 Cut a hole for the sink.
Be sure to get that just right!
 Another hole for the stovetop.
Toss some cabinets up there. Install the sink, the stove and the oven.
Wire that all up.
Plumbing ok?
No floods?
Now for the really cool part: cut up a second sheet of oak to fit in the hole we made in the wall, get it in there, and then secure the thing so it doesn't fall down & take a bunch of wall with it. No balancing it in the middle, noooooo, its center of gravity is clearly in the dining room.
 Ooooo, isn't that just gorgeous?
Perfect place to put lots of stuff while we finish the rest.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In the meantime

While all that was happening, Sienne was Not Happy.
She was Riled
Once, even, The Marauder came over from across the street and snacked on her kibble - her own kibble in her own house! And the Card Player had the nerve to pet it!
And then that white cat from the house back-to-back kept hanging out in the yard as well.

There's only so much a cat can take.

Kitchen, Phase 2

 The middle of the kitchen was slowly sinking into the cellar, with more than 3cm of sag between the center and the edge. But wait, not even the edges are level. And the walls aren't straight either.
 After planing off a couple mm of the floor at the doorsill, you can successfully close the door over the new planks, but only after we added a bunch of washers to raise the door considerably.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kitchen, phase 1

 First: empty everything out.
 Second: start the destruction!
Out with it all!
 To the dump! Er, to the Center for Sorting Old Stuff!
Oh look at all the nice wood under that nasty old linoleum.
 What's with all the dust? You have serious dust there.
A hole in the wall!
You'll be patching that, right?
Good idea.
Destruction complete, time to build.