One of our Hawai’i friends was disappointed we neglected to mention one of the most beautiful woods of our Islands… Koa wood, whise grains are straight, curly, and figured. My apologies, we love koa wood.
We had snow off and on all day yesterday and when we awoke this morning, big fluffy flakes the size of butterflies were dropping.
As I began yesterday, before being side-tracked by our love of woods, Scott needs to tackle stripping the windows of their paint and build window frames. Since only one window, in the bedroom, has been replaced, he needs to address the other windows rattling and wobbling. We really prefer the outside elements remain outside.
Now I realize I reiterate this repeatedly, but Scott has never attempted house construction before our move here. Yes, he framed the windows in the kitchen (with great trepidation, might I add). My hope is that this new adventure will be less stressful.
Scott embarks on this portion of his adventure incrementally… build frames… remove old paint…
Since he had built frames for the kitchen, he had a better handle on the fundamentals of window frame building and felt more adventurous. The woods are prepped, stained, then sealed before being built.
These frames are more detailed, though beautiful, they will be covered by cornice boxes and curtains…