This weekend went by in a blink of an eye. No rhyming intended, but it is too true. Chase spent the weekend working on bringing in all the flooring with my Dad and framing the downstairs bathroom shower, while I began on the floor boards we will be putting back down on the first floor.
We took up these floors probably about two years ago. Back then I spent hours carefully knocking out every nail out. Literally makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it. Now its about cleaning out the tongue and groves and sorting out what we know will go back down and what may need some work first. It’s not a clean job, obviously, but I love cleaning small cracks like the tongues out so I don’t mind it. It’s also crazy to me that some of this dirt could be over 200 years old. Almost feels wrong throwing the dirt away. Dad and I worked on finding the right tools to get out the dirt and fix the tongues we could with some wood glue.
One of the cool things we came across was the double tongue and groove boards. I need to research tongue and groove that has two tongues or two grooves. Dad thinks if was a joke by the guy cutting to mess with the guy laying the floor, which I think is the best. Carpenter humor. I’m sure someone out there may know.
Chase worked on the shower and mapping out all the measurements. I love this shower so much I need to figure out how to design the upstairs to look almost the same.
The excitement that we’re at these stages hasn’t really sunk in because it doesn’t even seem real yet. When it does I’ll be sure to let you all know. I’m trying to realize it, it’s just hard some days to appreciate it.
So keep turned for these floor board transformation. I’ll work on pulling out some throw backs to those days of knocking nails. Seriously my hands hurt every time I say it.
// Selene Faye // HAND HEWN LIVING LLC