Lord Residence: December 2008 Prev: Nov 2008 back Next: Jan 2009 December 1 - The screen wire was installed on Monday. Tuesday the hardware cloth on the bottom will be installed.December 1 - Here is the screen wire on the owner's screen porch.December 1 - Drywall finishing began on Friday. They could not do more finishing on Monday because Drywall compound dries slowly when it is cold.December 2 - The hardware cloth has now been installed on the bottom sections.December 2 - Here is more of the drywall finishing. A really wide area was mudded to make the wall smoother where the joint is.December 2 - Here is the drywall in the studio.December 2 - Here is the great room looking towards the fireplace.December 2 - This is the front door with one coat of spar varnish on it. It will be sanded and recoated to give the final finish.December 2 - This is one of the gable brackets that has been stained to match the front door. It will get spar varnish on it over the stain soon.December 2 - This is the front gable with all three brackets stained. The masking tape will stay on until they varnish the brackets.December 4 - The screen porches are finished now. You can see that all of the trim is now installed over the screening.December 4 - Here is a back view of the screened porch.December 4 - This is the completed owner's screened porch. The screened doors are ordered and will be installed once they arrive.December 4 - This is one of the eave brackets under the garage roof. It has only stain on it now. Soon it will be coated with spar varnish.December 5 - Drywall was completely finished today. This is a view into the kitchen.December 5 - Now that the drywall is finished the next step is priming the drywall. This is a view of the fireplace wall.December 5 - Here is a view of the rear of the great room. Once the primer is on the walls and ceilings the interior trim will start.December 5 - The studio above the garage is all finished and ready for primer and trim.December 12 - Some of the interior trim lumber arrived today. There is over 8,400 linear feet of trim all total. The rest arrives next week.December 12 - The revised and much improved owner's entry walk is now formed for concrete. There will be tabby concrete bordered by bricks.December 12 - Forming to provide a brick ledge is a complex task. All of the different boards define the form of the concrete as well as the ledge for brick.December 12 - The floor of the second bath is now prepared for tile.December 12 - The floor of the third bath is now prepared for tile.December 12 - The wood for the painted pine floors has arrived.December 12 - The floor of the master bath is now prepared for tile.December 12 - The floor of the foyer is now prepared for slate.December 12 - This is some of the wood for the antique pine flooring. The installers are cutting them to length and sorting them by width.December 12 - The fireplace wall is now prepared for the trim and wood paneling. It will be quite detailed when complete.December 16 - This is yellow pine flooring in the laundry room. It will be sanded and painted eventually.December 16 - Here is a view of the tobacco wood flooring from the owner's entry towards the gallery.December 16 - This is the unfinished tobacco wood in the owner's entry.December 16 - Here is a view of the gallery from the foyer.December 16 - This is the tile floor in bath 2. It is set now and will be grouted later.December 16 - This is the yellow pine floor in bedroom 2. This will be painted and then distressed to appear old and worn.December 16 - This is the tile floor in bath 3. There is a lot of detail here with the border and diagonally set infill.December 16 - Here is the walnut flooring in the great room. It was installed yesterday in preparation for the cabinet delivery.December 16 - Another view of the great room. The cabinets were delivered today and installation will start tomorrow.December 17 - The powder room flooring was installed today.December 17 - The south gallery flooring was installed today.December 17 - The kitchen cabinet installation began today.December 17 - This is a side cabinet in the kitchen. It will have a wooden top and wood pilasters eventually.December 17 - Wood installation has started in the master suite. That will be finished tomorrow.December 18 - The kitchen island cabinets are almost complete.December 18 - This is the other side of the kitchen island.December 18 - The master bedroom flooring was installed today.December 18 - This is the master bedroom looking towards the bathroom.December 23 - The wall tile of bathroom 2 is now installed. It will need to be grouted next.December 23 - Boxing was built down from the ceiling in the kitchen for the cabinets to finish against.December 23 - These two cabinets in the great room are set in place. The base and top trims still have to be installed.December 23 - The vanity cabinet in the powder room is installed. It will be finished off with a natural stone top.December 23 - Here is the linen cabinet in the master bathroom.December 23 - The master bath vanity cabinets are installed now. They still get base trim after the tile floors are installed.December 24 - The service yard and owner's walk have been poured now with tabby concrete. There will be a brick border installed around the perimeter.December 29 - Baseboard installation has begun. We are installing it first so that the baseboard outlets can be installed.December 29 - The trim is started in the master bedroom. There will be panels below the windows once finished.December 29 - The slate has been laid in the foyer. It has yet to be grouted. Notice the baseboard is installed here as well.December 29 - Seats have been built in the showers out of concrete. Tile will be laid on them soon.December 29 - Bath 2 tub walls are now mostly grouted. A little touchup on the left and it will be complete.December 29 - The master bath floor tiles are well on their way to being laid.December 29 - The master bath shower was started today. It will be finished soon.December 31 - More top cabinets have been installed in the kitchen now.December 31 - The cabinet in bathroom 2 is mostly installed. It will get legs and a shelf underneath after the floor is finished.December 31 - The interior trim is now well on its way. These windows in the master bedroom are nearly complete.December 31 - The master bath floor tiles have all been set now.December 31 - The master bath shower tiles are now all set and ready for grout.December 31 - The brick borders around the owner's entry walk and the service yard are now complete.