Thursday, August 30, 2012

A small side project and Signs of Autumn around Ely Minnesota

We are starting a new little side project. It is a small garage with a finished space upstairs.
Here the dirt-work is mostly done and the forms for the concrete have started going in. Rough-in plumbing has been done for floor drains etc.

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Forming a slab and rough grading for a garage.

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Rough grading and beginning forming for garage slab, Ely Minnesota.
Here the slab is done and one row of block to keep the framing a little bit off the ground. Materials have been delivered and the framing is ready to begin:

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Concrete slab and block-work ready for wall framing

As I drive around this past week I have begun to see the first of the colors coming in. These pictures were taken yesterday and today I already noticed a considerable amount more.

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Despite the signs of Autumn, this week has been unseasonably warm. In the 80s and sunny, humid.

I was moving some plywood, cleaning up a job-site a little bit, when this guy jumped out:
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

We made some significant progress on some cable railing this past week.
I think it is turning out pretty nice.
Here are some pictures:
douglas fir and cable railing timber frame huismanconcepts
coming up the stairs and looking out over the loft through the lakeside windows through the fir timbers and cable railing.

douglas fir and cable railing stairs timber frame huismanconcepts
Looking up the stairs from the main floor through the Douglas  Fir and cable railing

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Douglas Fir timber frame and stainless steel cable railing.

loft view windows, cable railing,  timbers http://huismanconcepts.com/
Another view looking out through the lakeside glass from the loft.

douglas fir and timber cable railing, stairs  http://huismanconcepts.com/
another view of the ceilings through the firs and cable railings on the stairs.

douglas fir and timber cable railing, stairs  http://huismanconcepts.com/
Another shot, the walkway over to the sitting area in the loft through the cable railing and glass lakeside wall.

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More cable railing...

douglas fir and timber cable railing, stairs  http://huismanconcepts.com/
Looking back toward the stairs... yes more cable railing...

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Looking over at the stone chimney over the fireplace, Douglas Fir Timbers and stainless steel cable railing...  

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The first feels of fall-like weather this past week. The baseball season finally ended last weekend and the weather cooled significantly... It's still August and I'm sure there will be plenty more hot days but it's a reminder of what is to come. I am not sure I am ready for winter, but I always welcome these nice couple months at the end of the summer season... and, of course the deaths of countless millions of bloodsucking insects is something to look forward to...

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

I thought this was nice:

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

We began the installation of some flooring on one of the projects in progress.
This is one the second floor of the home.
It is a wide board, engineered, reclaimed pine flooring.
Engineered reclaimed pin wide board floor
 Once the flooring is down we finished trimming the doors and base...
Engineered reclaimed pin wide board floor douglas fir doors and trim

Engineered reclaimed pin wide board floor douglas fir doors and trim


This is a cool shot of the ceiling in the bathroom upstairs. I just thought it was interesting and wondered why I never really noticed it before.
Douglas fir ceiling beams intersecting in ceiling


A local note, Ely's American Legion team won the first game in the state tournament in Sacred Heart Minnesota yesterday. Info on that can be found here:
http://elylegionbaseball.blogspot.com/2012/08/on-to-semifinals-ely-edges-paynesville.html?spref=tw




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