Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finished for the season

With the new porch lattice in place, I'm calling it for the season. It's amazing how much we completed this summer. Long days on ladders and scaffolding. Our neighbor Jerry was a tremendous help. I would say the house is 80% complete. Work still to be done on the eves and windows. Our new Autumn Blaze maple tree looks great with the house color. Looking forward to spring!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Porch lattice

Our Oktoberfest party was a totally success a couple weeks ago...and everyone commented on how great the house is looking. For a change of pace, I started building new lattice for under the porch. We couldn't decide on a color, so we went with the natural look of the cedar boards. I used Cabot's clear solution wood toner to seal them up. The color matches the ceiling and door inside the porch. With the porch lights on just before dark, it all looks amazing!