Thursday, December 18, 2014

Almost ready to bake bread.




Today the Stefano brothers (natuursteenstefano.nl) delivered this granite countertop to finish the kitchen block we have been working on these last weeks. A nice piece of work with holes in the right places for the tap, sink and induction hob.
Now it all has to come to pieces and be carefully transported to the island of Schiermonnikoog, then put back together again and connected up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Upstairs in Beilen

Almost finished a set of cupboards and drawers upstair in Beilen.



Back tomorrow to place a light switch and some plug sockets.




I rather like the combination of painted wood and part finished planks, though when the painter has been back all will be shiny in white and blue.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Schier kitchen

While waiting for the paint to dry in Beilen we have started work on a small kitchen project that will end up in a little house on the island of Schiermonnikoog.

The cupboards are beech plywood and the doors, drawer fronts and left and right end panels are from an Ash tree that we bought for the interior of the Willem Johannes in 2010. I new that those last four planks were being saved for a good reason.


Next week the client is coming to do the varnishing work on the cupboards and solid wood and the Italian stone man, Giulio Stefano, is coming round to measure up for a granite worktop.

When finished the whole project will be packed up and transported accross the Waddenzee to the island, to be assembled and installed there. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A letter a day #letteraday




After way too long I've now got this carved nameboard project moving by challenging myself to do one letter a day and placing the day's letter on Twitter with the tag #letteraday.
The name of the barge, and thus what I am carving, is somewhat ironic. You'll have to wait and see.

Another row of boxes




Tomorrow we'll load these cupboards and drawers into the blue bus and take them South. Once painted we can place them and build another layer of shelves above them, under the sloping roof.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another row




Claudia, queen of cupboards, has started work on the next row of six for a wall in the upstairs bedroom.
This is in the house where we recently placed the office furniture. The walnut office table will go in next Monday after its last coat of varnish is dry and hardened.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First wall finished




Last week we assembled the painted oak wall cupboards and trial fitted the walnut table top.
Now that has been glued up and delivered to the painter and we've started work on another shelf, cupboard and drawer unit in a room up under the roof.