Sharing our wooden yurt building experience and more.
Remember that sink I posted awhile back?
We’ll it turns out, much to my surprise, we can’t use it. The cabinet maker was here taking measurements and found out the back splash ends up sitting too high and covers up the kitchen window. Ah yeah, not only do I feel dumb but I feel very sad. I had to post it on craigslist.org to sell. So if you or anyone you know in the Seattle area is interested in buying it, leave me a message in the comments with your info.
But…trying to not dwell on it too much, because I’m losing time to find one, I set out to find an alternative. I could not find a vintage one that would work. Again, very sad. See sad face here: 😦
Here is what I found instead that would work with our set up. I found a few places that had it in stock locally.
These have been hand made in England for 200 years and even have the artists name who made it stamped on it.
Shaws Original Fireclay Apron Front Sink 24″
It’s a lot smaller than the other sink and will give us more counter space than we previously planned. It’s definitely a different look than we were going for but is still old fashioned, so we’re happy with it.
In other progress…
The shiplap walls continue to go up and will be painted at the end of the month. Corbin cuts the wood, Matthew installs it. Corbin has become “The Cutting Machine!”. So much wood, so much cutting. They are amazing!
The painter will also stain the trim pieces with Rubio Monocoast Cherry Coral so Matthew can install them after the holiday. This is the same stain we used on the ceiling trim and will use on the floors.
Our foundation is being completely finished off this week by the meticulous crew from Vashon Sheet Metal. Remember that pink insulation (XPS) that has been sitting naked since the summer on the outside of the foundation?
It is finally covered up with a metal siding to protect it from the elements. Putting the insulation on the outside of the foundation will help keep our house much warmer on those chilly nights. The white part you see in the photos will be covered by the cedar siding.
We’ve also started designing the kitchen and are happy to be able to use the same reclaimed wood to build the cabinets. We will have open shelves on top and cabinets and drawers on the bottom. I found this old pantry at Ballard ReUse which will be repainted and the exposed sides will be finished with the reclaimed wood as well to tie it in to the kitchen cabinets and make it look like the built in it once was. I love the leaded glass on top! More on that once it’s done and installed.
Here are some other salvaged vintage pieces I picked up for the house. They are all sitting in our storage unit at the moment.
I continue my search for more lights, a kitchen faucet, door handles, and more…