Friday, September 26, 2014

Kitchen Douglas fir floor and drywall

Added some drywall to most of the walls, still have to run a line and check the water lines for leaks. 
Spent the day putting down Douglas fir floor. Looks pretty good after all. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kitchen remodel 1907 farmhouse

Started the demolition on the kitchen. 
Sometime in the 80's they added ugly oak cabinets and similar tiles. Over doug fir floor, linoleum, was added plywood then large stone tile.  Plan is to take it back 50 years or so, add back a farm sink, go with shelving made of doug fir stair treads, and just have lower cabinets. 
Add a butcher block top and add a later of Douglas fir tung and groove over the original DF subfloor. 
Got all the cabinets out, sink etc.

Now to rewire and plumb for the farmsink.

Getting close. 

Kitchen ceiling

To add a bit of classic bungalow I'm putting up bead board. I had a ton upstairs in the finished attic that was pulled out and left at the neighbors hours ---outside. It was used for kindling and after being offered all I wanted it was just too far gone after a few years to save. 
I picked up some t and g in 12' lengths finger jointed as I'll be painting it white to brighten the kitchen up a bit.

About half way finished. Should be done tomorrow. 

Ran a bunch of new wire to cut out old knob and tube and to eliminate so many outlets on one breaker. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

48" Douglas fir screen door

I wanted a nice clean somewhat period screen door for the farmhouse. I found a picture of one that looked like it could be up sized to fit my large front door that is 4 feet wide. 

The fact I have two dogs made this a nice design as they could look out the screen from the access hole.
The rough layout.
The finished door. It still needs a handle though.
Close up of the lower shelf below the small brass and copper blend screen.