Sunday, May 27, 2012


Spent the weekend assembling the closets. We're using closets from IKEA, and what you see below are the drawer units that will go into all the walk in wardrobes. We picked Oak cabinetry to match the oak flooring - all be it in a different color.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Busy laying floorboards

I've spent the last month or so, every spare moment of my weekend time laying floorboards.

The timber is American Oak, and it supplied by Tait Flooring. The timber comes pre-finished, so you don't need to sand/stain it once it is down.

My father and I have been laying the boards using a Bostich secret nailer and lots of Bostich adhesive. The gluing part of the job is pretty messy, but I think its worth the effort to do the job well.

The top floor is done and I think came out great. It will be good to take a break and work on some other things before the remainder of the flooring arrives.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Staircase goes in.... and some more pool tiles

Progress on two fronts today. 

First up, the screening on the deck is installed. There's still some work to do to render the blue board, and to waterproof and tile the deck, but it's finally starting to come together.

Second: The upper flight of the interior staircase just got installed. It's still in the process of getting glued and clamped and screwed together, but it's starting to provide a sense of how it might look. The lower flight is still covered up, but the staircase makes hope to have it finished up by the end of the week, so that they can order the glass to slot into the channel.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Swimming Pool work & the deck

More progress on the swimming pool and deck. This week the tile work on the pool was started, and just today the steel framing for the privacy screen on the deck and the staircase just went in.