Library Ready And Waiting

  Once our library floor had been laid it was time to turn our focus to sanding and polyurethane-ing the floor, therefore last weekend we hired a sander and began our first foray into finishing a floor. After PC ran the industrial sander over the floor a few times; Michelangelo, Princess and PC puttied all the nail holes. When […]

Library Floor Has New Look

Two weekends ago we began preparations for laying the flooring in our new library. As I’ve shared previously our timber is second hand timber, stored for several years from when we salvaged all the timber from a two storey Convent school prior to demolition. First task is to clean the floorboards from decades of dirt, accumulated as they sat under […]

Library Receives Its Makeover

Once we’d completed sheeting and plastering our new library walls, next task up was painting. It’s currently school holidays here in NSW so this was a task the children and I could tackle mid-week. Jem (7) was keen to help, so once I’d given him a few basic tips on how to ‘cut in’ the bottom edge […]

Laying About

Whilst it rained over the last couple of weekends we turned our attention to inside projects, it was time to start laying floorboards again. As we are using salvaged second  hand timber it is filthy work, cleaning enough boards for two rooms takes a whole weekend. Previously we had used a homemade ‘gizmo’ to clean […]

Laying the First Floor

PC has been rather frustrated with the continual rain as it has hindered progress on deck building.  So we  have turned to inside projects, namely laying floorboards.  We started with the loungerooom.  First, the sheeting had to be sanded. As we are using second hand timber, we were keen to secret nail, not wanting more holes […]

Completing Floor Salvage

Monday last week we received a phone call to say the timber salvaging needed to be finished by the weekend and all timber removed.  As we had plans to be away for the weekend we were in at the School this week working from 4pm until 8.30pm each night. Flooring still had to be pulled […]

Salvaging Timber Flooring

PC and Team have spent days over the last three weeks salvaging timber flooring for our extensions.  Our local Convent (to the right, Church is in the background) is dismantling their old School (picture taken from the School looking out over the rooftops.) Remember my find of blackboards and corkboards? During that visit it occurred […]