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Author Topic: our new upstairs addition.  (Read 1029 times)

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Offline Part_Timer

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our new upstairs addition.
« on: May 29, 2006, 10:49:07 pm »
Well Iíve been promising people these pictures for the last couple of weeks.  In the last month we have laid 1200sf of new floor joist and flooring in the upstairs.  2 windows have been cut in the west end of the house.  Taylorís room has been gutted and a new stair case installed.  2 new dormers are going in 2 week from now.  There is a long way to go but we hope to have the kids upstairs by winter.  Weíre putting 2 bedrooms, a play room, and a second bathroom.

The stairs will be oak and everything in Taylorís old room (new computer room) will be red oak.  Iím not sure what the trim upstairs will be but Iím working on cutting Walnut for the flooring.  Kate and I like the look of Walnut with the sap running in streaks in it so it will be unusual at best.  I have about 500sf cut and dried so far and more in the yard.  Iím working on finding some more logs because I know I need about 1500-1600sf when I start.  The doors will probably be done in Sycamore with Osage panels.  Iím just not sure what is more fun cutting the wood on the mill or building all of this. Well that is it for now. Iíll send some pictures of the view out the dormers in a couple of weeks. 





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Re: our new upstairs addition.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 10:55:18 pm »
Lookin good Tom !
 Keep up the good work. Cant wait to see all that pretty flooring.
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Re: our new upstairs addition.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 07:40:17 am »
Looks great Tom, I'm real curious to see how your flooring turns out. I'd like to put some walnut flooring in my office at home but won't start on it until this fall at the earliest. Good luck.

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Re: our new upstairs addition.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006, 04:41:02 pm »
Good luck with the walnut floors they can look beautyful but a real pain in the neck to finish.
Way back in the old days I worked sanding hardwood floors.  I've got to tell you there is nothing worse than sanding walnut floors. We only did one house and I thought that would kill us all. The dust was so fine you could turn the sander on and a cloud of dust would come right through the collection bag. We tryed a number of different dust masks but nothing worked.
 I did wonder if I could sell the walnut slabs that I blow out of my nose.  ;)