Monday, April 6, 2020

Figuring out a plan for the sunken area, cleared it all out.  Will likely need to deal with the chimney first.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sunken Stairs

Now that I know how to make the stair treads, I'm making the big long treads for the step into the sunken living area.  I have to rebuild the steps too while I'm at it.  Here I've built the main tread.  It's only loosely in place while I size and build the framing.  I have a few of the framing pieces installed to finish the upper flooring.

First step done

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stair Treads

First prototype stair tread complete.  Ripped one piece of flooring and glued it to the bottom of another

The ripped the face to make it even, 1/8" router on the edged, sanded, some filler for minor gaps, and here is the end result.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

First Kitchen Bar

Got the first walnut bar done.  Could have done a better job joining the two pieces, but it's ok.  I'll do a better job on the main bar on the other side.

Stairwell Window

Doesn't look like much, but I was finally able to trim the stairwell window.  I've been looking at this rough window for so long I'm glad to finally see is looking decent.  Also have all of the backboard mounted and ready for the stone veneer, though it will be a while before I can do that.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New Living Room Furniture

The sectional was pretty, but pretty big and not super comfortable, so I found a replacement set.  $250 for the whole set.  The fabric is unusual, but very comfortable.  I'd plan to recover it at some point, the frames are more what I was interested in.  The chair is actually super comfortable.

Sunday, March 8, 2020


Building the final stairwell.  This will provide a good chance to test my stair tread ideas.

Start, removed the landing planks.
 Landing complete and first tread.
 One day of work, ran out of motivation and subfloor plywood at the same time.