Day Five: Timbergreen Forestry
Installing the fruits of our labors.
Jim looking on happily as I install his hall flooring.
still working on his house so on Friday he had us install 40 sq. ft
of flooring in his first floor on a concrete floor. We mixed the
birch with cherry flooring he had already made. We did the
sub-flooring, nailed the flooring down using the different widths,
and sanded it. Jim put the first coat of sealer on the floor about
4:30 pm. This had to dry a couple of hours before being sanded
again before another coat of sealer. We left around 5:30 and drove
to Chicago for our Saturday morning flight home.
-Wallace Baird (my dad)
|Offloaded floor boards for the hallway in Jim's basement. Smart - isn't he?||This is the room at the end of the hallway where we are working. That's a mixed species countertop leaning against the wall. Enlarge this to see the beautiful mixed species floor.|
Jim explaining the basics of choosing and reading a board. He's a good teacher...even I could follow him.
|We've just finished putting OSB (oriented strand board) down over cement floor. And if you're from the south like me, be sure to read that SEE-ment.|
|Elizabeth installing flooring. I knew I better hurry up and get a picture.||
Told ya' she couldn't last. Just kidding sis. Dad doing some flooring installation. Go dad.
|Mom steps in. At this rate we're going to need about 37 employees just to do a small hallway!||Everybody needed a break after this point. Is there any hope?|
Where the hall meets the room. You can see where we messily applied the sealer. This floor is a great final product/example of what we will soon be producing and installing.
Making some good progress. One coat of sealer.
But - alas - we have to go:(
We packed and hit the road to Chicago.
this is as we are pulling off of Jim's road. Sorry for the weird thing in the center.
I piece 4 photos together and couldn't get the color right. Didn't try hard enough I guess.
Picture taken on the highway to Chicago from Timbergreen.
As the sun sets on a wonderfully fun & educational family vacation, I want to thank my dad for masterminding & making this happen, and my mom & sister for jumping in with both feet. My wife, Miriam, for encouraging me to go. And, most of all, I want to thank Jim for a very unique experience that has already altered my life and will continue to positively impact me & my family forever.
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