Gardening and other springtime projects have slowed down progress on the house a bit, but we're getting ready to make a couple big purchases: the flooring and countertops! We've spent some time recently on small not-so-rewarding projects... like clear-coat Minwax finishes for the windows that you have to apply once, sand, apply again, and in the end its clear so you can barely appreciate it! But we did finish the decking for both lofts, and the couch is on its way to being done. We had some thick spruce boards lying around that we had originally harvested and milled for the loft rafters (they ended up being too warped for that straight-is-critical type project). Fortunately we didn't cut down all those little trees for nothing, and we were able to use some of them for the couch. The built-in furniture has the advantage of extra storage beneath, and we planned space under the side table for a couple of file cabinet type drawers to help us organize. The side table will have the same butcher block top as the kitchen counters, and even has an outlet built in!
Even more sanding
Looking pretty! We will build a wall at the end of the sleeping loft to give us a little more separation from the kitchen. Contemplating putting some textured glass in it to get some light from that nice kitchen skylight.
The hip roof is STILL complicated!
Building the couch.
Enjoying the couch.
We're going to recycle the foam from this super thick old camping pad for the cushions. So nice to have somewhere to sit!