Week ending 11 Dec. 2015

Ron Dahlke files this week’s summary:

This week:

  • City of Austin approval on layout and electrical inspection
  • Poured garage slab
  • Reviewed framing with engineer
  • Prep and prime trim and doors
  • Continue on install of Jadin’s shower walls
  • Habitat picked up items
  • Start paver install
  • Start finished ends and scribes on cabinets
  • Confirmed glass is in for baths and showers
  • Verified all light fixtures are ready for pick up
  • Scheduled back splash tile install for week of 12-28

Next week:

  • Finish paint of trim and doors
  • Start wall paint
  • Order frame package for garage
  • Demo on old garage wall
  • Start framing garage
  • Finish Jadin’s shower wall
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Notes, 11 Dec. 2015

Steven visited Brian Chilton Metalworks today, delivering the metal mask that will be mounted over the fireplace. Brian will design a mount for the mask and match the patina from the mask when he finishes off the stair balusters and handrail.

These are the heavy metal brackets that Ron will slide under the quartz island countertop to support it across the seating bridge.
These are the heavy metal brackets that Ron will slide under the quartz island countertop to support it across the seating bridge.
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Time to prime the doors

We are turning the house over to the painters again …

The painters have taped up the house with plastic sheeting to protect the kitchen cabinets, rolled out heavy paper across the hickory floors, taken the slab doors down off their hinges, and set them up in several bedrooms to spray with primer.

Above, upstairs in the trainroom, four doors are already primed.

Here's the kitchen, wrapped in plastic sheeting.
Here’s the kitchen, wrapped in plastic sheeting.
Doors prepped in bedroom 1 downstairs.
Doors prepped in bedroom 1 downstairs.
Doors prepped in bedroom 2 -- Jadin's bedroom. With one of the bath vanities wrapped in protective plastic.
Doors prepped in bedroom 2 — Jadin’s bedroom. With one of the bath vanities wrapped in protective plastic.
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The day after

It’s the day after Gilsa poured concrete for the new garage bay. Ernesto reports they worked till 2 a.m. finishing the concrete.

Which means it is now time to plan out the concrete pads that will comprise the walk from the front door to the street, from the front door around to the kitchen side door, and from the kitchen side door to the driveway. Ron Dahlke laid out strips of hickory bullnose in one configuration. With Steven, they walked the walk and designed a plan for Gilsa to form up next week.
Which means it is now time to plan out the concrete pads that will comprise the walk from the front door to the street, from the front door around to the kitchen side door, and from the kitchen side door to the driveway. Ron Dahlke laid out in one configuration strips of hickory bullnose that Luis cut away when building the stair treads. With Steven, they walked the walk and designed a plan for Gilsa to form up next week — adjusting the size of each pad to 21 inches wide instead of 24, and shrinking to six inches instead of eight the gap between each concrete pad. This better matches Steven’s gait, step after step, taking out awkward skips and stretches.
It's also time to scrape up off the driveway the hardbacked roadbase that was not used to form the foundation of the new garage bay. The roadbase is hardpacked. Ernesto needed to use a pickaxe to chip it loose for the shovel.
It’s also time to scrape up off the driveway what remains of the hardpacked roadbase that was not used to form the foundation of the new garage bay. The roadbase is hardpacked. Ernesto needed to use a pickaxe to chip it loose for the shovel.
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