Thursday, November 18, 2010

Flooring: A Love Story

The installation continues as we fall deeper and deeper in love with the new floor. From above and below am obsessed with it!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A little bit of history..

Part of the excitement of the installation of flooring comes from knowing its history. Almost a year ago, Piper, his dad Eddie and I, took the tractor down to the Far Barn at Currents, a structure that once stood strong at the bottom of the valley. It's roof had caved in and the silo hung off its side.

It was a sad day to see it go, as we often visited its aging tower. It is one of my most cherished and photographed locations, and we are excited to preserve its history in our home. The photos above were taken the day the silo fell. I was glad to have documented the process, a conclusion to its long life. The silo which stood nearly 30 feet tall was constructed of 5 inch wide tongue and groove Redwood planks. Most silos in that time were kits, sent by train from the west coast.

It didn't take much to bring it to the ground, where it fell in an ordered mess. The photo of Piper above, shows the beautiful aftermath, the ladder from shaft and the steel rings that kept its shape.

I created this short silent flick that night and hope you enjoy watching it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Totally Floored!!

Well, not totally done, but what a surprise to come home to! Piper and Cusi installed half of the floor in our bedroom today. These photos don't really do it justice, as crappy weather made for poor lighting but I was so excited to share.

My favorite part is the view from below. The joists are exposed leaving a great view of the flooring. We painted the underside to match the joists and the flooring upstairs will be sanded and waxed to finish.