Monday, 23 June 2014
And just when we though we would have to rebuild every single wall and floor in the place, the last room in the house, on the North West corner, was left largely untouched. Just a small amount of damage on two of the corner posts. Perhaps it was due to the Northern aspect meaning the walls were drier and warmer than the others?
The 'uneaten' room? To hot for you eh?
Whatever the reason it was a great relief not to have to pull up another floor, joists and bearers and either burn them on the bonfire or cut them up for firewood.
In amongst the insect action, Bern and I also ran a Continuous Arm Chair class with 5 great people on board. Peter who had come down from Sydney for the week, Sue from just down the road and Hew from just out of town. Don from Melbourne and Dan from Ballarat. Again we ended up with 5 great looking chairs at the end of the week and five happy people with a better understanding of the just what is involved in making a Windsor chair.
A terrific group of chairs and people. Cheers!
Sunday, 1 June 2014
Stripping plaster of the wall in the hallway of the old house in Tylden. …..
This wallpaper was actually stuck on backwards to the hessian on a wall as a base for the actual wallpaper being used.
This is the hallway. We removed the plaster board to reveal hand painted faux stone block-work with a hand painted decorative frieze above. The detail is amazing.
Hand painted frieze.