Monday, April 19, 2010

It's finally gone...

Here’s where we left the kitchen in the last entry two weeks ago – The cabinets were out, the side wall taken down to the studs.
Since then there’s new insulation and electrical in that wall. And the sink cabinet was taken out. We did keep the sink by propping up the countertop with 2x4s…
In the ripping out, we found a vintage bottle cap…
The cabinet had to go so we could take the flooring down to the subfloor. I may have mentioned it before – so excuse the repeat if so – but that was a layer of linoleum on 1/4” plywood, then three layers of linoleum that had been tarred to the heart of pine flooring. All was unusable, so out it goes.
And in goes 3/4” plywood. Here’s a tip for all your DH. This furniture grade plywood was $5 a sheet. It came from the dunnage pile at the local distributor. These sheets made it there by being dropped to bumped by the forktruck. I honestly couldn’t find what was wrong with them. In any case, the new subfloor will be cherry, mahagony, birch, and figured maple…. Raven is pleased with the first two sheets of cherry…
During the week, James was able to put up the sheetrock. The next Friday all the flooring was taken up and plywood was down. Saturday was time for the ceiling. Here’s my father and James putting up 4 x 4 foot sheets of beadboard in an alternating pattern to cover up the blown ceiling. Oh and no more dishwasher…
Then Sunday was the removal of the sink. I’m therefore declaring the kitchen gone! We rebuilt the back wall and put in a new window. You may be able to see that the left window is partially blocked by an exterior wall. Why? I have no idea, but it’s fixed now!

The puppies are still being great troopers – especially when they have to spend the day in the backyard away from pneumatic tools. Here they were able to get a moment inside and chose it to admire the flowers I’ve been planting in the front…

2 comments:

Kaite said...

nice to see the view that the dogs enjoy, the garden's looking pretty. |<.

Theresa said...

Wow, you guys have been moving right along in the kitchen. You're updating your blog so quickly, I miss your posts once in a while!
The garden...AMAZING. Do you think they are picking out likely spots for digging? Mine probably would. If you see either of them carrying a blueprint or map.....:-)
Split apple rock is pretty cool BTW, reminds me of Bittersweet the way the flowers open up and dry...
the front rock reminds me of a turtle head. It is peaceful.