Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Other Farm Projects From the Weekend

Steve built the half wall in the kitchen this weekend. The wall looking out to the front door will be where the cooktop is going. The long wall facing the great room is counter top with the sink centered in the middle. We might place another cabinet at the end of the wall with a bookshelf for cookbooks.
This was my project. Pulling nails out of USB board so we can re-insulate & run the electric. Most of the nails are ring shank nails which are twisted on the shank making them almost impossible to pull out. It's a good way to get any frustrations out :-)
Steve built this over the hole the stairway to the basement. A window will be placed on each side to let light into the stairwell so less electricity will need to be used.
He then built a support for the top for a workbench. Sunday I went into the woods and pruned the raspberry bushes. I also found this downed tree that could possibly be used for a support post in our living area. We really like the idea of bringing nature inside.

Before we left for home, we took "Earl" the pickup out for a drive. He's been sitting in the garage all winter. He started right up. I'm going to be staying at the farm next week so Earl will be my "ride".




8 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Sounds like you got alot of great stuff done! I like the idea of the tree trunk being a support, also.

Granny said...

That tree trunk will look great for a support post. It's good that Steve can do so much himself without having to hire it done. It's much cheaper and you know the quality of work will be good.

SkippyMom said...

I love the windows in the stairwell "trick" - that is going to be lovely.

And I can't wait to see the tree inside. If you don't use it for that, tho' can you use it for firewood? :D

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

I'm SOO JEALOUS...
:D

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Looks great. I wish I was that handy.
Christer.

angie said...

Lookin' good Barb! I like the tree trunk idea.

How old is Earl?

Edain: said...

Thanks for the update hun, I love to read what you two have been upto.

Keep it coming! :)

Sue said...

Looks like things are moving along well. I agree with everyone else, a tree trunk in the house-how neat!
Best to you....
Sue