Since we put so much work into this house, muc…

Since we put so much work into this house, much of it woodworking related, I figured it would be ok to feature a few highlights here. This will be part one for this week, call it #mainfloormonday or something.

This is the living room, dining room and staircase on the first floor. It’s a row home, that’s why there are no windows on the sides. I realize that may look weird to many of you, but it’s very common post war construction in this area.

This level of the house was entirely renovated. We pulled up the old carpet, carpet pad and tack strips, rented a sander and took the oak floor back to its original 1950’s beauty. After that, we polyurethaned it and cut all new quarter round. If you look close, you’ll see no gaps in my miters because I got really good at coping corners… and then we caulked and painted everything anyway 😂

End result: nicest house on the block, at least as far as I’ve seen.

Oh, and not pictured is the “outdoor living room”. The dining room has a sliding door at the back that leads to a deck nearly the size of the living room. It’s a lot of extra real estate for a row home. We spent most of our summer evenings out there catching some fresh air in the breezeway (when we weren’t taking advantage of the brand new central air).
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