Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Stay at Home Weekend

We decided to stay home this weekend & work on some projects for the farm here in the shop. We get some really great things from Freecycle & this is one of them. This is oak flooring from an old house that someone had taken up but never used. We knew we could use it at the farm someday. A portion of it will become stair treads on the stairs going up to the second floor. Today we sorted through it all, measuring for the size we need for the treads. There are 13 stairs & we need 6 strips to cover each stair. Seventy eight in all. Looks like we will only have to piece a couple of them together. The rest are long enough. Now it is just a matter of cutting them to size, gluing them together, staining & installing.

Last weekend we were at the farm. Steve framed in another wall in the foyer & we will be making use of another Freecycle item in that wall. It is an octogon window that someone planned on installing but never did. We are really being rewarded for people not finishing their projects! :-)
This is the wall between the foyer & the shop area. The reason for putting a window here (which will be covered in a non-see-through material, like a contact paper. The shop view isn't that great :-) is to let as much light into the foyer as possible limiting the light usage. There is an outside window right next to this wall in the shop.
We also worked on the kitchen layout. This is really exciting to me. I know it is at the "hard to image" stage now but it is exciting to be this far. I'll go into more detail about the layout sometime soon. Last night we sat down at home & did a little more planning. We have some nice extras like roll-outs for the cabinets at the shop that will work great in the new kitchen.
Today we are going visiting. We'll go out to lunch with Steve's dad & then to the nursing home to visit his mom. Then on to my mom's at the assisted living home.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Smart Mouth Broad said...

This is a very exciting project. Fun to watch too. We are always in a work in progress but we live in it. My husband is always a woodworker. Enjoy your visiting and you have a great day too.

Edain: said...

I love the updates that you post and the images. Keep them coming! :)

Melissa and Brian at Rabbit Hill Farm said...

WooHoo! What a great Freecycle haul.

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks for the comments. It's fun to share this with you. Freecycle is great & CraigsList. I wish we could get everything that way!

ChristyACB said...

Wow! What a great find! I just never had luck like that. Oak? My goodness I'm drooling.