Monday, October 29, 2012

Hike up your skirts

We've got all the skirt boards in...and they are mighty fine. But first a little about our lazy Saturday...

My pumpkin is the VW Bus and Steve's is Mater from the movie Cars (at top right)

Steve and I decided to take a lazy day Saturday and go to the pumpkin patch and a Halloween pumpkin carving party.  It was so nice to just clean up the house a bit instead of do a project.  Man, was that pumpkin patch wet.  We managed to get there right during a rain break at least.  Not worth it as the pumpkins were all rotten. Totally worth it to see Ben's face as he rode the tractor trailer out to the patch and the roasted corn was amazing as always.

Sunday was work day. 

 As you can see, there is a huge bow to one of the boards, hence the gap between the board and the wall in the picture above.  We are hoping that some ring shank nails will help secure it a little better.  At least there will be another detail piece on top of the board which should help hide the bow.  While I like McCoy Millworks (where we got the wood), I don't like the fact that they don't let you pick your wood and therefore we ended up with some messed up wood.  However, I guess some bowing is to be expected with a 16' 1"x12" piece of fir. 
None-the-less, Steve already thinks that the stairs look all fancy pants with the skirt board in.  The stair guy was here this morning.  He measured and cut all the wood for the risers and treads.  He will put on two coats of Swedish finish in his shop and then return Thursday to install and put on the final coat of finish. 

Ben and Laurel at the Children's Museum Halloween fest this morning.  
They had the coolest glow-in-the-dark sensory room!

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