Saturday, January 15, 2011

Week 23: Starting to see interior trims.

We can start seeing some of the interior trims now. The wall colors were finalized and ready to be painted. Some of the cabinets have arrived and are awaiting staining, tiles started to go in and trims around windows and doors are getting put up.

Had to get a picture since I haven't seen the room be this clean in a long time!



Window trim:


One of the cabinets (pre-stain):




It seems like we're now back on schedule. The crew really worked hard to make sure everything kept moving forward and even though we got delayed earlier with the roof trusses, they seemed to have made that up lost couple of weeks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Week 22: Interior Painting

Despite the holidays, the crew got a ton of stuff done so that this week the interior walls got its texture coat and starting to paint. The shower pans got put in and the tile sub is starting work on the bathrooms.

All the trims and windows got covered up so as to not get sprayed on which meant that I have to hold off on any IT cabling work until all the painting is completed.




Monday, January 3, 2011

Updated My Work Area With a New Saw

For the holiday, SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) gave me the okay to get a saw for my woodworking! :-) After researching the different options (table saws, portable contractor saw, circular saws and track saws), I decided to go with Festool's track saw, the TS55 EQ. I don't have enough room for a table saw and I worry about the safety of portable table saws. The cost of the Festool system (saw, table and dust collection) ultimately came out to be less then that of a table saw and with a table saw you still need to spring for a dust collector.

Here is the updated corner in my garage with the new goodies:


This is the saw on the Festool MFT/3 work table with the rail track:


I've done a few simple cuts (wood and MDF) and it's been a super system. The cuts were smooth and straight and as good as I've seen on table saws.

Previously, after I do any woodwork I would have had to sweep up all the saw dust, but with the Festool CT26 attached there was practically no dust even when cutting the MDF. It's pretty amazing. Festool built their tools as a complete integrated system where each tool works with the other.