Thursday, 29 January 2015

Then the coating

A product was suggested to me for the floor coating.  
So far its great.  Applied easily, Was able to fix (sand) mistakes well.  and was able to be walked on in three hours.  
I did need to produce a custom applicator, which I have to say, worked to an 80% approval.

The Satin finish seems good so far.  I will report in when I scuff it for the first time.

Some of the Flooring Steps and Materials.

We Started with Rough cut, "rustic" Vancouver Island Douglas Fir 5" flooring,  then let it "rest" in the building while I prepped the sub-floor.  Which meant I had to grind down some high spots of the T&G 3/4 ply. Then I laid down #15 paper in order to reduce the chance of the floor squeaking. 

Then, after sorting though the flooring material to pick the best pieces to be installed.

After stapling the floor in place, the hard part arrived.

Filling, sanding and refilling and sanding and refilling and sanding. 


Well.... I've turned this.....

To this....

Saturday, 17 January 2015

My Own Private "Burning Man"

FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!   There is something soothing about making fire in the woods. and if a little fire is a good then a BIG FIRE is AWESOME! 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

First Post of the New Year

Hello All,

Happy New Years.  As usual.... It has been awhile since I've posted on the blog.  Oh well, what do you get for free? Apparently not much :-)

Anywhooo.... The project list has grown for the new year. For this visit to the Zombie Apocalypse Escape Plan, I will finish fitting out the closets in the main living space.  As well, as installing the Hardwood floors.  Look for updates within the week.

THe picture is of the freshly milled Douglas Fir flooring.  I am told by the building gods, that I should let the wood "Relax" in its new envrionment, in order to reduce the possibility of "cupping" and "lifting".  Yeah, I know, sounds like a plastis surgeon.  Oh, the cool thing is the floor was harvested from the island, from a renewable resource. How Overly environmentally green am I, Huh? kinda cool though.