Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Elves Have Returned from the North Pole

If you look closely you can see the drawing for the 
Front Door Trim

And the Trim Work is Up

Side View of the Front Door

Wainscoating Going Up in the Dining Room

Door Trim, Wainscoating & a Column That 
Really adds to it All. When we saw it in the Drawings
we knew it would look great. And it is.

Transom Window over the door to the Kitchen
Mullions will be Added

The Stair Trim has Begun

0 Degree Weather and Plenty of Snow

I think it's Going to be awhile before the Outside Masonry Work
Starts Up Again

So I’m pretty sure now that Christmas is over it’s safe to say that the elves have been relieved of their toy making duties and have now returned to work at our house. Thank you Santa.

Truthfully, it has nothing to do with Santa. Or the subs. It’s all about proper scheduling. And if the backroom doesn’t get it right and schedule the subs properly then the work doesn’t happen. Plain and simple.

Speaking of subs, we’re fortunate that we have true craftsmen doing the interior work. Finish work is not easy. Corners must be mitered correctly. Doors must close correctly and everything must fit together perfectly. This is what everyone sees and when it’s not right, most, maybe not all, but most will notice. And that’s what they leave with. We know when we have visitors they’ll see the fine workmanship of the carpenters who are putting the finish trim work in our house. We hope they like what they see. We do so far.

Enjoy your week.


  1. Your carpenters are wonderful! I love, love, love the column and all the things that you are doing to bring light inside - like the transom! Can't wait to see more.

    This weather has made me think of you with a small suggestion. This may be a given in your climate, but maybe not. We added a circulating pump to our hot water system. It is an add-on that causes the hot water to circulate continuously throughout the house so that I have hot water now - wherever i need it. They say it costs us a couple of dollars a month, it was well worth it this morning when i got up in the COLD. You may normally do it anyway in RI, but in case you haven't thought of it ... just a thought.

    Love how it's coming along!

    1. Thank you. I think we're too far along with the plumbing to make any changes but that does sound like a good idea. I've never seen a circulating system used up here. Running water for a few minutes waiting for it to get hot is just a fact of life that we've all seemed to have grown up with.

  2. My elves must have taken the scenic tour back because they haven't arrived yet. Word has it, they might arrive tomorrow.

    Everything is looking great. Trim work makes all the difference in the world. It's not cheap so it's easy to cut that out of the budget when you're doing such a big project. I love some the special details like the transom window and the column. Really, really nice. I see your door is a Simpson. How do you feel about it's airtightness? I'm disappointed with my French door. I can see little cracks of daylight that the top and bottom where the weatherstripping doesn't quite go far enough. My contractor is going to take a look at it to see if there's any room for adjustment but it shouldn't need that. It was all custom for crying out loud.

    You'll be painting in no time!

    1. Thank you.

      We too like the trim work. It really adds to the rooms. I'm not sure about the door make (now I'll have to check). The hardware has't been installed yet and the door is secured so I couldn't tell you about proper fit. Now I'm going to have to take a closer look...

      Your kitchen is looking great. I hope they pick back up soon.

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