Seems this post has been sitting as a draft in the list for over a week now, where did time go? Things have been moving along at a cracking pace, too many photos have been taken and no time left to blog about it. With two cameras sometimes on the go and my thinking in regards to photo taking, is that you can't go back once things have changed so snap away. Which means I have heaps of photos to sift through for each post (most never used).
What can I say? Lots of painting going on, of the oily kind.
The safety switch box has been partially installed in the kitchen, unfortunately.
The veranda roof is boarded and panels of vj MDF sheeting have been nailed up on each end of the veranda roof, to tidy things up.
Undercoating on the front veranda walls is well under way, hand painting this part as tapping off areas with plastic sheeting would be impossible with constant breezes.
The walls have been scraped and skim coated, sanded, washed etc.
The ceiling has been undercoated with a extender roller as well, neck-breaking work!
No progress inside though-eeekk!!!
One tiresome thing about renovating is the constant shifting of things from room to room and the knowing that one day, a giant clean-up will be required. Kind of depressing.
Always windows waiting, 29 in total, only one doesn't need fixing.
A few have some major doctoring work needed.
Think I have mentioned that we use car bog (car filler) as filler in joints like these. Not as perfect as using on metal because wood shrinks and expands. However if you fill the gaps, dry and sand, then leave sit for a few weeks to see if there is any shrinkage then fill any gaps, this seems to work well for us. As these windows are customed for the spot, making or buying new would be too expensive, so we need to save them.
Our neighbours have recently been quoted $10 000 for 20 custom sized windows (frames only-no glass) They have taken the option of buying a bay at a time as they can afford them. Mr CH said, if that was his house, he would make them. Buying a spindle mould, thicknesser, clamps and wood for $2 500 and have the machinery to keep after. Depends how urgent the need is really.
Just using this random pic.
The side railing on the veranda has been replaced with a new piece of hardwood and planed by Mr CH to fit with the old one at the front.
Bit of a painful job as the upright posts are parallel, but the floor slopes down and the wall above the window slopes up. Which we can't change or the windows wouldn't fit back in place. One of those quirks in and old, old house.
Wow last photo already, guess I'll be back next time then.
Hopefully with a non-reno post. I'm the only one in the house whose feeling a bit Christmasy.