Thursday, February 19, 2009

Insert Door and Window Here

The framing is done. Since it is an older house, all the framing is really 2 x 4 , not 1.5 x 3.5 like today's lumber. So that has been fun cutting down 2 x 6s to fit. But everything is ready. Tomorrow is the big day!

and by the way, that center area is where the chimney used to be, and the marks on the wall, mortar. The rest of the thing is still under the floor boards. Might make a nice floor safe?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Before the Door

OK folks, here is the big last chance to see the rotten kitchen window and rear wall of the house intact. Work starts on the French door and new over the sink window tomorrow. So I chickened out and am paying someone to put them in but finished the demo leaving the water and gas intact (those go out next week). I'll be putting in the power for the dishwasher and disposal on the rear wall, putting the pocket door in (instead of the open door you see) and the overhead lighting wiring and switches over the next week.

Here are some before shots with the counter intact and then most of the plaster down

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Power Work

Here are some shots of the recent work. I've been mapping all the electrical circuits out and figuring out which ones make sense to run to what gear. Basically took two un-used 20 amp ones and put one to the stove and one to fridge / counter. The spray paint is to mark the counter height and spacing of the fridge, stove, overhead micro. Next up is to put the lights and switches in.