Well, the updates continue to be slow to come and sparse on detail but that’s because we are still working away. I had hoped we’d be in by now, with only floors and ceiling to complete before we could start moving stuff over. Who knew floors and ceiling would be so challenging in round(ish) rooms? We were going to go with a natural feel to the floors, a lime finish, but changed our minds at last minute. Partly for the convenience of cleaning and in part for the extra buffer from the cold we decided on a dark laminate flooring (I know, I know- not very ‘natural’ but gorgeous) and it turns out I suck at cutting laminate floor boards, much as I love the power tools.
Floors & Ceiling
November 6, 2012 by cdndirtbags
Our ceiling took us a while to decide on. All of the aesthetically pleasing options seemed too rich for my blood and the cheaper options were not at all appealing. We finally settled on buying 3/8 inch plywood, cutting it down into ‘planks’ and staining them a cedar colour. Very pretty effect and well within budget. Since I was ‘off’ floors and able to finish insulating the place, I decided to try my hand at ceilings. I wasn’t particularly discouraged the first couple of times I had to take down an entire day’s work and replace it. I’m used to the whole trial and error thing at this point in the game and I’m nothing if not tenacious. But having viewed my latest efforts Shane
demoted reassigned me to chopping firewood.
Fine. I’m good with an axe after years of camping and I don’t mind chopping wood all day. Not as fond of the hatchet but I’m mixing up the bigger logs and smaller kindling to give my shoulders a break. But it does mean that the entire burden of finishing the house is on Shane now, and that’s slowed us down a fair bit considering he does work full-time. Nonetheless, he’s making good progress and with any luck we’ll be in some time in December. I hope.