wooden wall planks

And now, for my next trick, I must turn this…

into this…

to finish this.

Wish me luck.

Well, the first cut isn’t bad 

The tongue and groove still has to be made. Only 5 3/4 more 2x6s to go.

new oak panels gained, stained, & urethaned

Should I give up rhyming?

Floyd and I looked at the drywall in the sun room yesterday.  It was damaged at the top and just didn’t match the rest of the room.  What’s more, it was yellow! “Just pull it off then,” Floyd said.  So we did.  I got four new panels the same as yesterday’s.  All the painted paneling and drywall will return to oak paneling.  I spent yesterday staining them, and today they are polyurethaned.  (Yes, I’m aware that polyurethane is not a verb.)

attempt at removing old yellow paint from oak paneling (took bloody forever):

yesterday’s paneling:

pulling off old painted paneling:

insulating while there’s a chance to do so:

today’s urethaning:

scraping continues

And the scraping continues, this time on the second floor in the middle bedroom. The baseboards are all painted white, but they’re nearly impossible to remove without damage, so they’ll have to remain white. We’ve taken the trim boards off of the closet and ran them through the new planer and quarter them with polyurethane (yesterday).  They look good, but now I’ve got to scrape the window frames as well. Dang. All under days work.

kitchen floor done

Floyd and I completed the kitchen floor today. I think it looks really good.


There were some pieces that needed to be cut into odd shapes, but most were simply laid down as-is.

Next: complete the rear entry / laundry room.