Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kitchen Renos - Part 2

Okay, so we thought we would lay the tile on the fir floor.  But after a good night's sleep, it became painfully obvious that we were going to have to turf out the fir floor as well.  In retrospect, it was possibly the wisest thing we've ever done.

So another whole day was committed to demolition before any construction could occur.  All in all we took out about 700lbs of material off of our kitchen floor.  Under the fir was more paper and then cedar boards on the joists.  Cedar!  No one would do that nowadays.  And on the paper under the fir we found this:


Not much info on the Paterson Manufacturing company yet except that they were in business by 1880 and were bought by a guy named barrett in 1906.  But pretty cool little souvenir.


And here it is, the fir floor (to the top of the pictue) and the cedar planks underneath.  We probably wouldn't have realized it was cedar, but we had to cut some of it and the smell was unmistakable.

And now the tile is completely laid and tomorrow we grout!




Can't wait for this to be over.  Kudos to those of you who do major renovations while you are living in a home.  Yikes!

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