Friday, December 26, 2008


take a wisten!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


finished the kitchen countertops today. scrap massaranduba looks pretty good. (at least better than in a pile collecting dust) hope to fnish the island this week. it is a little more complicated. the whole island gets wrapped in some way. i will figure it out as i go. darrell at robin's shop is building the slabs for me then i will hack them up good and proper..


Saturday, December 20, 2008

from the spring...

a back view from another property across the spring. you could see it a lot better if it were not for the trees. not bad for an eclectic 70's/80's suburb.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

mas ROJO

finished with the red paneling (sans doors and drawers that will come after C.O.) turned out pretty well considering they parallel Robin's millwork. kitchen island is in. Darrell helped me with kitchen countertops made from scrap massaranduba which seems to be the material of choice. ill try and finish tomorrow. starting to put finish flooring in - cheap bamboo on wall and ceiling in picture above. Lothar (electrician) will wrap up this week hopefully. concrete guys pour the last of the flatwork and ac pad in the morning. Lumber for garage was dropped off today. LIFE IS GOOD....except the part about being broke.

Monday, December 15, 2008


robin's guys installed the office cabs today. the PECAN seems to be the favorite so far of all the millwork these guys have installed. they are perfect. a little adjustment here and there then i will oil them. the kitchen island will go in tomorrow along with the last of the riff-cut white oak paneling. sand - shoot - DONE. in a little over a week robin has transfomed the whole house. i was hoping his cabinets would deflect your eye away from the shoddie craft of everything else....INDEED.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

i like em' THICK

john and darrell are almost finished with the maple THICKwalls downstairs. fantastic. 3' deep cabs with bookshelves in the hall side and drawers/closet on the other. door 'portals' make the perfect threshold. almost feel like you need to duck. we'll use some sort of translucent or colored acrylic in the top portion to share light from bedrooms/hall/library.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

more millwork ACTION

john finished the kitchen cabinets and moved downstairs to work on the maple THICKwalls. we'll try and build the massaranduba countertops tomorrow and get the appliances in by the end of the week.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

millwork has begun...

Robin Smith / millwork solutions (strapping young lad seen in the sweatshirt below) has started installing the kitchen cabinets. these guys really do amazing work. they will be here most of the week finishing the kitchen and cabs downstairs. the kitchen is riff cut white oak. they even sprayed them for me. cant find a run yet but i am sure there will be something i can complain about.action shots below..