Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Warmth of a Woodstove

The long awaited and highly anticipated installation of the wood stove has finally complete. We got this practically new Vermont Castings wood stove with brand new catalytic converter and $200 blower for a steal at $500 on Craigslist. The stove new costs almost $1400. With plenty of scrap wood lying around to burn the work crew has been much happier since its arrival.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The start of the finish...

It's been a while since I've posted and the house is looking so much different. Piper and the crew have begun working on finish work!! Piper applied several coats of tung oil to the upstairs flooring and it looks beautiful. The color and grain have really come out and it looks tremendous.

The biggest change and one of the most exciting progressions so far has been the putting up of drywall and paneling. Although the stud walls have given us an idea of the layout, it wasn't until the drywall went up that we really saw the house take shape. We installed horizontal tongue and groove pine in the first floor bathroom and to the ceilings of the kitchen.

Despite some frosty walls delaying us a day, we began painting the bathroom so we can install lighting, the sink and medicine cabinet.

We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the stove pipe roof kit so we can install the wood stove and keep the crew a little toastier during the day.