November 3, 2011
They have also done a simple trim around the main entry door that really pops, and are finishing work on the front door itself to make it more weather proof. So much has happened in the past two weeks—windows and doors were installed, plumbing is complete, electric is all set (and inspected), insulation is being blown in, exterior painting has begun, landscaping continues, and the study's old floorboards (above) have been revealed and will be finished this week. Our do-it-yourself projects are in full swing as well. We are 3/4 of the way through the garage (it is largely painted, rotted boards are replaced, and trim and battens are going up next), and Joe and his friends have erected a large shed from a do-it-yourself home kit in the back (also to be painted...sigh...that's my job in this house). Joe is trying to gear up for his last two projects--installing Trex decking out back, and setting up his shop in the garage. We may need to call for help from Tom on the Trex stuff though, as we are running out of time! I will continue to try to report regularly over these next few weeks.
Okay, the countdown has really begun. And, oh my—the craftsmanship that is coming from Tom's team now! Wow! I've always trusted their work completely, but seeing them go start to finish with their projects makes me continuously appreciative of this team. The mudroom stairs are still a work in progress, but they have done an incredible job, and its future beauty is starting to emerge.
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Thanks for sharing your house with "we viewers". It has been a real treat watching the progress on the webcams and reading your blog entries. I am excited to see every new episode of TOH come out. My wife keeps having to listen to me tell her "I saw that being filmed" or quote something from your blog. Anyway, thanks again.
ZOWIE!!!!!!!!!!!! What quality work is being done to the Old House and you done Nathan Page good by the renovations to his old house to last another 300 yrs or so, BTW will you invite the Library Lady who showed the old flag to the wrap party?
Rebecca I think I saw your husband working late one night as the sun was going down on your deck. As to Trex decking I think if your husband Joe bought a biscuit jointer and special biscuits they use for decking he would have an easy time of installing the deck. We had a contractor we know well who hadn't put it down for a while and he was having a great deal of trouble pounding in fasteners into the plastic decking. Later on I heard about those biscuits and it makes it easier. Also that Trex needs more support underneath or it will sag and could break causing injury so be sure to tell Joe that. I wouldn't want to hear that any of your family was hurt. A relatively easy job to do but just some rules that need to be remembered. Good luck to you and your family I am really looking forward to seeing the house more on tv but I imagine too that even though the experience was nice you want your privacy too. I hope too that they have a time lapse of the project it was so fascinating and I didn't get to see every thing on the web cams.
Looks like the home renovations are coming along really well. Keep up the good work.
We know that you’re looking for kitchen doors which will last for years but won’t cost the earth.
Thanks for posting this to your blog. Seeing how a house is renovated into something beautiful is just fun to look at.
Looks very nice. I have been planning my own front proch steps. I am by no means a carpenter so this is a whole new experience for me. Just hope it comes out aswell as yours.