Sunday, January 23, 2011
trees too, some of which are frost sensitive during their early years.
Thus, when we are expecting a freeze, we cover the trees with tarps
and place an incandescent light bulb underneath to generate some heat.
The result is an eerie gathering of misshapen nightlights glowing
around the landscape, a strange lighted sculpture garden. When we
harvest in the next couple years, and in the decades to come, it will
have been a worthwhile precaution.
Posted by Greg Kiker at 8:03 PM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The boards were multi-colored, having been part of the paint-testing
process. When green was selected, we also decided it would better if
the green stopped at the height of the "pillars" that flank the desk.
A few hours later, our "mistake" was erased and the versatility of
tongue and groove was proved.
Posted by Greg Kiker at 5:42 PM
The louvers do a good job of keeping the porch dry, but the water
spashes off the roof onto the step onto the floor at the screen door.
We are thinking about gutters over that portion.
Posted by Greg Kiker at 5:38 PM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Rather than just patch it with a piece of maple, Granddad Kiker had
the vision for a spice rack. He found the hardware, made an adjustable
sliding rack, and we all admire the space-saving results.
Posted by Greg Kiker at 10:08 AM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
louvered doors. After the painstaking varnishing of only two louvered
doors during the first phase of building, these doors remain
unfinished. We must gather strength and resolve before tackling this
Posted by Greg Kiker at 9:32 AM
to redeem its loss, we tucked away the timbers, hoping we could make
use of it during construction. When dreaming about the stairway in the
addition, the loss of a red oak became the gain of a newel post.
Posted by Greg Kiker at 9:30 AM
unit. The drawers are finished with maple boards that match the
cupboards from First Day. A bit of staining remains. Hmmm, small
boards requiring stain are here and there all over the house. Where
did the building crew go?
Posted by Greg Kiker at 9:19 AM