Friday, February 17, 2012

Oil or varnish? #in

With temperatures back above freezing (reminding me of the Dutch joke that you can tell which season it is by looking at the leaves on the trees but in all four seasons it'll be 10 degrees and raining ) it's time to get back to painting and varnishing.

A couple of coats of two-part varnish on the walnut kitchen top gave me a chance to show the next clients the effect of either varnish or oil and wax on oak kitchen drawers and doors.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Only the sun comes up for free*

With nighttime temperatures down to minus 19 degrees seems we're having a winter after all. But the February sun is strong enough to fill our batteries right up. Long live the solar panels.

* A Dutch proverb