Monday, 1 April 2019

Barn floor status report

I know that I'm overdue a barn update but here's an interim report because we've finished the upstairs floor in the barn.

The previous owners left us approximately 70 square metres of chestnut parquet flooring. We think it had been in the barn for around 30 years, so you can imagine the state it was in. Added to the dirt, it was different lengths and widths and it's has taken a lot of work by both of us. Being the unskilled half of the work force my job was to sand every piece, each tongue and groove, and sort into piles. Andrew then spent days on his knees fitting it and using some of the left over for skirting boards. Back to me for sanding and oiling but finally it's finished. And we both have calloused knees!

One of the three piles of flooring

Finally finished (the gap is for kitchen tiles)



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