Monday, 31 May 2010

loft conversion update

A brief update on the oak parquet flooring in the loft extension:-

As you can see, it's still a workshop in the loft extension.  A veritable hive of industry.
Many of the oak blocks need to be sawn down to size, I was going to leave it to your imagination to picture the dust.  But then I thought - "If a picture's worth a thousand words ..."  I can sit here, silently, and simply show you! 

This is the slanting windowsill below the escape Velux window.  This sawdust hasn't heard of gravity!!

This is where the dust is generated - it's a beautiful, rich tawny shade which the camera doesn't do justice.

Although the main body of the floor is laid in a sort of chequed design, we decided to go for a more straightforward layout of blocks under the storage area.  I love the simple "brickwork" pattern.  The last photo shows where the two areas blend together.

I still love the way the grain shows through, and all the different shades.  I'm looking forward to seeing it when it has a protective coating applied, it should really glow then:-)

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