See Lawry pictured right applying the finish coat to the sanded beams.
Well, it's deadline time now for the sills to go in before our faux painter arrives on Monday.
I would have had them installed as rustic and rough as they arrived from the supplier but...Lawry was concerned that the sills might be a tad too rough if folks brushed against them, or that they would be impossible to dust. I understand - function first.
So, Lawry spent all of last weekend sanding the sills and filling some of the super deep crevices with his special blend of black fill. I arrived on Monday to see his progress. I admit that I was concerned that he had made them too smooth or that they would look too finished.
Really, it's not possible to make these beam pieces too smooth, and after all the long hours that Lawry has put into the sills - they are simply wonderful!!!!
As of today - the sills are my favorite thing in Lawry's new home!!!
Not to worry, they are smooth with TONS of character. What we do have is a huge range of wood tones. Is there anything we can do about this?
I think not. I believe that we install them as they are and enjoy the unique character.
My next stop at Lawry's was to see the newly finished red and white reclaimed oak floor.
Again, the wood is gorgeous!! The red and white oak blend together to create a breathtaking floor with depth and character. I am not an oak lover - but these floors could convert me.
Shown above - Damp Soapstone - note the veins
I wouldn't normally think of a granite for a timber frame but this granite, Tuscon Persa, is really speaking to me. It looks like cracks in the earth and the dessert southwest. I think we can work with this material.
Mont Granite has a slab on hold for us. Lawry and I will reconvene on Tuesday and visit a few other suppliers - just to see what's out there.
The Final Coat arrives on Monday to work on the faux finish. Jason will work his magic on the walls.
Until next week...enjoy the sunshine and think of spring.