Posts tagged ‘indonesian mahogany’

Thursday, March 1, 2012

after the storm

Recovering here from a week afflicted with that mean coughing bug that’s been making the rounds and monday night’s hail storm, my poor house and some damage control is in the works, yard drainage issues setting us back a good month now. I’m beginning to think this reno process enjoys our company a little too much, right when you think you’re nearly done, the rug of course gets pulled right from under you. What’s a little more work thrown into the lot? they won’t mind kinda deal. Mind we do of course but there’s not much you can do but bite your tongue and keep on.

And as quickly as the gopher assisted bamboo came crashing down the cable railing installation on the decks and stairways went up as well, much thanks to the guys at Pacific Rigging Loft, Inc. in San Diego. Honest dudes that did not take us for a ride and the kind of quality and good workmanship you dream of. Very nice solid stainless steel poles and cables and we finished the top rail ourselves, custom cutting, sanding and oiling mangaris handrails to blend in with the rest of the house, soften the look of the steel frame. Success.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

reno pains

Very hectic around here and getting caught up these days seems pretty impossible, hence the lack of posts. You do know we jumped the gun moving into this “new” house and of course we’re now way busy trying to get this huge reno under wraps as it always sucks to be living midst construction and sadly I might add, we still are. Making substantial progress but still not done yet, more like does it ever end? And just in case you think I’m fibbing, I kidd you not, the finishings always take the longest.

Putting the mangaris boards on the 5ft deck off of our living room

and building forms to support the frame of what will be stairs off of the side deck, getting ready for some cable railings now,

of course we nearly get done and then mother nature decides to spit rain on us for a couple of days, building outdoors postponed til the ground dries up

and filling up our third dumpster to date since we started, reno garbage sucks

and demolishing and detaching the last part of “this old house,” prepping the area before the backhoe dude shows up. Old front bedroom and bathroom’s toast now

and custom building our closet too from birch plywood we got from Saroyan Lumber,

also finished putting mangaris boards on the ceiling of our entryway

and our second random light is up too, ta da!