September 8, 2008
The front steps are in! Roger and his guys have been working their butts off moving tons of stonage this week. The granite steps feel like you are ascending the Lincoln Memorial. They are so solid and fit the weight of the house perfectly. The Goshen stone patios areas are wild. They are so beautiful. And this week we’ll blend wood and stone more. Roger is cutting granite thresholds for all the doors that lead to exteriors. We love that look.
Meahwhile inside Tom and his guys have started to lay down our salvaged white oak boards. We wanted the floor to feel like thick ol’ barn flooring. Plus we’re using square cut steel nails. And even making Dutchmen in bad knot hole areas. Wow, it looks amazing.
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Inquiring minds want to know what happened to the east and north webcams? They have been dark for the last several days.
Glad to see the east camera back. I missed the boulders coming in. They look great. Amazing what you can do with heavy equipment. Now if someone would take a minute to adjust the Tommycam. It is out of focus and pointing up a bit. (my first reaction was "there's a hole in the ceiling..and then I remembered...there is a hole in the ceiling) I think it got bumped. For inquiring minds: The latest TOH magazine has an article...nothing new but a good picture. This site has the first 4 show descriptions...follow the project overview link.
What is making Dutchmen in the hardwood floors? I have old pine hardwood floors in my house from 1902 and am getting ready to restore them please let me know what "making dutchmen in bad knot hole areas" is? Thank you.
a dutchman is a wooden patch made to cover up an unwanted dent, scratch or in this case ugly knot hole. Tom made them with a router.
I have like I said 106 year old pine floors in my house that have three holes I need to fill in that were drilled for wires and one for gas logs. Also some old cracks. The floors other than that look great. Is there a way to get the how to's on doing this from Tom. I would appreciaite it Pete. Maybe a video on the website?
Thanks for the information...I bookmarked your site, and I appreciate your time and effort to make your blog a success!
great work on the house and the site. i did this myself and know the work and setbacks when building. I put reclaimed timber from an old mill and well worth the time and effort
Please, can anyone tell me where I can get the router guide that Tom S. used when making the dutchman pach in the reclaimed wood floor?